BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress, Lola Alao‘s conversion from Christianity to Islam has been trailed by all sorts of reactions, most of which are making the actress uncomfortable.
The actress said in an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats that she doesn’t understand the problem with switching religions.
She said, “I don’t know what the hullabaloo is all about. I am from a Muslim background. My father was a Muslim. My grandfather was Muslim. My father was Lasisi Alao. There is no big deal in this. The religion is not new to me. I chose to follow my mother before; and now I decide to go back to Islam, is there a problem?
“Fathia Balogun was a Christian but she changed. Bukky Wright was also a Christian and she changed to Islam and nobody has tried to crucify them. How come my own is different? I have not rested. I cannot sleep again. People are saying different things since they heard the news.”
Lola Alao also mentioned that contrary to rumours that she converted because of an Alhaji she wanted to marry, she is happily married to a man who is also a Muslim. She added that she wasn’t coerced into conversion by her husband or anyone else.