Nigerian singer and actor, JJC Skillz, has sensationally revealed that he has converted from Christianity to Islam.
The 45-year-old, who was lately married to Nollywood actress and deputy governorship candidate of the PDP for Lagos State, Funke Akindele, announced that he is now a Muslim in a series of posts on his Instagram page.
In one of the posts, the musician said “I was lost but now I’m found”.
In a recent interview, Skillz, born Abdulrasheed Bello, said although he was born into an Islamic family, he never practiced it. The singer said he opted for Christianity instead because of his mother.
“I was born a Muslim – AbdurRasheed by name. My dad, Bello is a Muslim but my mum is a Christian. Back then I used to go Islamiyah but all I remembered about it was getting beaten. They used to scare us with hellfire so, I never practiced,” he said.
“It’s God’s design that I will return to Islam. I thank Allah for sparing my life. I am so happy I found Islam again because it has given me peace. It has given me direction and focus. I was truly lost but now, I am found.
“When I was 14, I moved to England and I didn’t have anyone to direct me or teach me Islam. Around that time, I got into music. I was just floating in the world. I was just living my life without recognising God.
“Because my mum is a Christian, I got acquainted with Christianity. It was during that period, Christianity was preached to me. I saw it as the religion of peace that Islam actually is.”