Nollywood actress Funke Akindele’s ex-husband converts to Islam

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele's ex-husband converts to Islam
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele's ex-husband converts to Islam

Abdulrasheed Bello, an award-winning Nigerian songwriter, rapper, and filmmaker who was previously married to Nollywood star Funke Akindele, has revealed that he has returned to Islam, his former religion.

On Friday, January 13, 2023, the singer announced this via a series of posts on his verified Instagram account.

Bello stated that he was born in Islam but never practised it because he followed his mother’s faith. He also stated that he was previously lost but has now been found.

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“I was lost but now I’m found O Allah, I ask You for Your pardon and well-being in this life and the next. O Allah, I ask You for well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, and my family and my wealth.

“O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay, and preserve me from the front and behind and on my right and my left and from above, and I take refuge with You lest I be swallowed up by the earth.

The award-winning rapper and music entrepreneur told Muslims News that embracing Islam was God’s plan for him.

“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 practised.

“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,” he said.