Nigerian Movie Star Reverts to Islam

Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion she told had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian.
“I have always been a Muslim at heart right from childhood. My mother was a Muslim and I have always dreamt of one day practicing Islam,” she told in a telephone interview.
“That day has come and here I am. Alihamdulillah.”
Lizzy Anjorin, a lone child of her parents, is a top-rated award-winning movie artist and producer in the booming Nigerian movie industry – The Nollywood – where she maintains a record of being one of the most enterprising actresses around.
Finding Islam, Lizzy appeared in photos donning hijab and announced that he has taken the name Aisha as her official Islamic name.
Yet, the movie star said she continues to use the name Lizzy Anjorin to feature in movies. She was until her conversion Elizabeth, her Christian baptism name.
“It is not true that my conversion was due to my fiancé being a Muslim,” Lizzy told, debunking insinuations by some of her fans that she may well dump Islam if she parts ways with him, who some reports claim is a Muslim.
Many Nigerian movie actors and actresses, like their foreign counterparts, are plagued with unstable marital relationships.
Her conversion to Islam jolted millions of her fans and the entertainment industry but the actress said she turned to Islam as part of her life’s dream.
Speaking on her conversion, Lizzy told “Everything came the way it did. It came so sudden though I always expected it.”
“This is a dream I have nursed since I was old enough to know what I want. At birth, I was half Muslim and half Christian. My father was a Christian while my late mum was a Muslim.
Lizzy also confirmed performing the 2013 holy pilgrimage. “I have crowned my journey to Islam with a holy pilgrimage,” she said.

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