Moji Olaiya Turns Islamic Gospel Singer, Adopts Muslim Name Rahimat
July 16, 2014 – Moji Olaiya Turns Islamic Gospel Singer, Adopts Muslim Name Rahimat
It is official, Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya has converted to Islam few years after dumping her husband and children.
The actress who claimed she finds peace in her newly adopted religion has revealed her Muslim name as Rahimat.
As we speak, she is working on a new Islamic gospel song being produced by Okiki film.
Here is an excerpt from her new interview with Encomium
What are you working on right now?
I have a lot of projects I am working on now. I just finished an Islamic gospel song with Okiki Films. The job is in collaboration with Islamic gospel singers, including Ere Asalatu, Aminat Omotayebi, Rukayat Gawat and others. Also, I just finished a production concerning marital problems.
What informed delving into Islamic song?
I guess my marketer just wanted me to try something else. I felt he just wanted me to feature in the album. And it was a very nice and wonderful experience.
But you’re not a Muslim?
I am a Muslim now, Insha Allah.
Are you interpreting a script or it’s real?
I am saying the truth. It’s not a make-believe thing. I am now a Muslim.
When exactly did you convert to Islam?
I don’t want to go into details now. But right from birth, I have always had a Muslim name, Rahimat.
But you were known to be a Christian, how did you come about Rahimat?
My mom was a Muslim before she converted to Christianity after marrying my dad. She was even an Alhaja.
That means, you will soon become an Alhaja also?
What are the things that really attracted you to Islam?
Honestly, Islam is a peaceful religion. The aspect I love most is that you don’t need any pastor to get closer to God. You don’t really need anybody to pray for you. You can always pray on your own and Almighty Allah will answer your prayer without any intermediary. I have been doing that since I became a Muslim, and it has always worked for me.
Have you been observing your five compulsory daily prayers (Al-solat)?
Yes, of course. I thank God for that. I don’t find it difficult at all.