Nigerian actress, Adunni Ade has revealed that she recently converted from Christianity back to Islam and according to her, she feels more fulfilled, happier and blessed.
Penning a long note on Instagram, she wrote; “Do you know why I hardly talk about Religion on here? It is quite sensitive for me.
The prejudgment that comes with it and all. You’ve gotta be extremely close to me know what I practice. “So for the curious ones who have been asking, Yes I am a Muslim. Born into a Muslim home and was raised as one. If you care to know, B2 in my WAEC Examination. 😊
“I have a loving Muslim Father who has given his children the free will to choose any religion they like be it Christianity or Islam. My Mom is a Christian, though not a practicing one. My Step mom is a Christian, My step sisters are Christians, my Step brothers are Muslims.
“Have I been to a Church before? Plentyyyyy of them. I once converted, name the Church, MFM, RCCG, CLAM, CAC sure been there but one thing was certain, Islam never left me. My ways of dealing, my upbringing, all I learnt was from a Muslim and was what I truly knew.
“I was scared what folks would think about me if I went back to Islam and this went on for years. About 4 years ago, Dec 31st 2016 I decided I would live my life for ME. Me alone! I came back to Islam.
I feel fulfilled. I’m happier. I have received more Blessings this way. My Oldest son practices Islam, prays and fasts as well.
“Yes, I wear what I like, be it modest or not. Who are you to decide my inner intentions. You know, it’s easy for you to type on your key pads and make assumptions, but folks who know me will say otherwise.
“Islam I was taught teaches me that we are judged on our intentions by Allah alone. What’s within, not what you see. “Not looking for acceptance from anyone. I want people to live their life’s to it’s full potentials.
Worry less of what the next fellow is doing. Judge less, focus on you and you alone and watch great things happen to you.
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Early life and education of Adunni Ade
Adunni was born in Queens, New York, United States to a German Irish mother and a Yoruba Nigerian father. She was raised in Lagos and the United States. She had her elementary schooling in Lagos and Ogun states. Her Lagos-based father, who is also a successful businessman inspired her to study Accounting. She earned a degree in accounting at the University of Kentucky in 2008.
Adunni worked in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States before switching to the entertainment industry. She ventured into fashion modelling and featured in America’s Next Top Model. After moving back to Nigeria, she landed her first Nollywood role when she acted in the Yoruba language film “You or I” in 2013. She has also featured in several other Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba languages, including some music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince. She received a Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting the Nigerian culture. In 2017, she became the brand ambassador for OUD Majestic.