Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has made a surprising announcement that she has converted to Islam. The popular actress revealed her new Islamic name at a special Ramadan lecture and prayers hosted by herself and her husband, Kazeem Adeoti, on Saturday.
In the video that emerged on social media on Sunday, Mercy Aigbe can be seen dressed in traditional Islamic attire and announcing her new name as “Hajia Meenah Mercy Adeoti.” She added that “Meenah” is spelled with an H.
Mercy Aigbe is a well-known face in the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood. She has appeared in several movies and has won numerous awards for her performances. Her decision to convert to Islam has come as a surprise to many of her fans and followers.
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While the actress has not revealed the reasons behind her conversion, it is believed that she made the decision after careful consideration and study of the Islamic religion. Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in Nigeria, with over 50 million Muslims in the country.
Mercy Aigbe is not the first Nigerian celebrity to convert to Islam. Several other actors, musicians, and public figures have also embraced the religion in recent years. In fact, many of them have spoken openly about the positive impact that Islam has had on their lives.
The actress has received mixed reactions from fans and followers since her announcement. While some have congratulated her and welcomed her to the religion, others have criticized her decision, questioning the sincerity of her conversion.
Regardless of the reactions, it is important to respect Mercy Aigbe’s decision and give her the space to practice her religion freely. We wish her all the best in her new journey and hope that she finds fulfillment and happiness in her faith.
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