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8 Nollywood Actresses Who Abandoned Christianity For Islam


A couple of Nollywood actresses has dropped their Christian faith to follow Islam. These actresses have their various reasons for doing this and they have adopted new names.

1. Moji Olaiya


Moji Olaiya

Moji was born to a Christian home and was the Christian way though she has a Muslim mother. She converted to Islam after suffering a few marital woes.

Moji has been married twice and both marriages came to a halt. The single mother of one said that Islam gives her more power and inner calm. She adopted the name Rohimat.

2. Funke Akindele

dc3d3b1a336fbbd51585e31c95f45c83-11Funke Akindele showing off her Nikkai certificate

When Funke Akindele got married to Alhaji Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede she converted to Muslim.

Because Oloyede is a Muslim, a wedding Nikkai was done for Funke Akindele on May 24, 2012. She was renamed Khadijat.

3. Vivian Metchie


Vivian Metchie

Nollywood star, Vivian was born to Catholic father and a Deeper Life Mother. She married a man who was a member of the Redeemed Church but the marriage eventually failed leaving her with four children.

She switched religions because at a point in time, she got confused as various Christian churches had something bad to say about one another. She adopted the name Fareedah.

4. Liz Da Silva


Liz Da Silva

Popular actress, Liz Da Silva was known to be a Christian up until the time she allegedly had a child for a yet to be named man who is a Muslim simply known as Olaoye.

After the birth of her son both Lizzy and her son where christened same day. While her son was named Roheem adopted the name Aishat.



  1. Abeg make we hear word jare, was she really a christian, who was her pastor, which church did she attend…Christian by mouth…Wat ever…who cares…

  2. please know insults,god knows best.but i don’t think tat should be a good idea,although everyone s a choice


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