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Jumai Shaba Converts To Christianity: Nigerian Talk Show Host Dumps Islam, Says Muslim Fans After Her

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Jumai Shaba Converts To Christianity: Nigerian Talk Show Host Dumps Islam, Says Muslim Fans After Her

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Nov 24, 2014 – Jumai Shaba Has Converted To Christianity: Nigerian Talk Show Host, Discovery Channel Presenter Dumps Islam, Says Muslim Fans Challenged Her

A popular personality in the Nigerian entertainment has dumped her old faith for a renewed love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jumai Shaba, a talk show host on the Discovery Channel recently told fans she has embraced a new religion.

Here what Shaba told Punchng in a recent interview:

Interviewer: You shocked many with your recent conversion to Christianity, how did this happen?

Jumai Shaba: It is something I have been thinking of for a long time. I come from a family of Muslims; my father and siblings are Muslims while my mother is a Christian. To come from a predominantly Muslim background and then become a Christian has to be your calling especially if you are into entertainment. It was my calling. I had to not just be a Christian, but to also live as a Christian. I am very compelled to spread the gospel and that is what I do on my Sunday Vlog series.

Interviewer:: But you were happy being a Muslim?

Jumai Shaba: Yes, as a Muslim, I was happy but I always yearned for a deeper connection with my creator. One day, I accompanied a friend of mine to a Catholic church and I loved the manner in which they communicated with God. I knew at that moment that I would never turn back. I turned down the chance to run a huge reality show with my sisters in order for me to attend Discipleship School. I got baptised shortly after and gave my life completely to Christ.

Interviewer: How did you handle reactions from family, fans and friends?

Jumai Shaba: I didn’t really face any criticism from my father, who is a Muslim but married to a Christian. Obviously, he wanted his children to practise his own religion, but I chose to go with my mother’s side of the divide. As a Muslim, I was very pro-Islam and now as a Christian I am very passionate about my faith. I think my siblings were very shocked at my conversion. They see my lifestyle and have also come to realise that it is not just a phase that I am passing through. The bulk of the criticism I faced was from my Muslim fans and followers especially, on Instagram. They challenged the reason for my conversion.

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Damola Oniru

    November 24, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Be very careful of your father that is all i have to say

  2. Amanda

    November 24, 2014 at 2:33 AM

    Nature of her job speaks volume. Oniru, you dont need to say that. She’s adult. Dont start trouble where it doesnt exist. Do you have anyting to say about Aisha, an Igbo lady, a pastor’s daughter?. Pls stop your nonsense.

    • Metu Nyetu

      November 24, 2014 at 5:12 AM

      I doubt if u undastood Damola.

  3. musa sule

    November 24, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    Left to me alone religion is personal. If we treat religion as personal the world will be better off especially Nigeria. Religion is just accident of birth. You can always chose what to follow when u made up your mind. If we follow the dictate of our various religions wholeheartedly l believe we will be living peacefully among ourselves. Just practice your religion and forget about others. As u believe in your religion so also the other.

  4. D Hunter

    November 24, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    Wlcm 2 d rt fold Sister. U wll neva regret ur decision coz z d wisest u‘ve eva made.

    Ur thirst 4 a deeper connection wt ur creator has driven u 2 d feet of d cross n He (God) shal surely fill u up.

    Persuation & Persecution may come ur way yes, as it had awys been esp wt pple who had tread diz path b4 u, bt dnt gv in coz they mere distractions meant 2 lead u astray 4rm d rt path which u have nw chosen.
    U ar blessed. May d God of d Christians 4eva b wt u nw & 4eva (Amen).

  5. JAMOON DEFINITION(GBS)

    November 24, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    Nice comments.

  6. Metu Nyetu

    November 24, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    There is wat we call Follow-Up Studies, a set of teachns given 2a new convert dat he may knw wat he has chosen & its implication. It shd b don fast on dis lady. By her st8ment, I cnt help wondering if she has undastood dat Christianity ir not A WAY, but D WAY to God.

  7. Ekeng Ekeng

    November 24, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    Tank God 4 u my sister, u are now in the light and anybody dat is looking 4 ur head will die IJN. Amen.

  8. Hon Hamzy

    November 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    If she was a. Xtian convert 2 Islam, xtians ****could ve said rubbish abt her…….now its vice versa nobody talkin……..Jumai God bless $ see ur hrt 4 joinin xtian………..#Islam is PEACE……Religious Maggot go die

  9. Uchenna O

    November 24, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Welcome my sister, may the good lord give u the grace to continue in ur heavenly race.

  10. Arike

    November 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    All religion are good bt ur mind is ur faith, xtain or muslim we are al one,we shld js pray togeda for peace, Gods knw who is serving him

  11. CHRIST FOLLOWER

    November 24, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    you’re welcome dear sister in the Lord,.I pray for you that the good Lord will provide for you all His sufficient grace to go all along the Christian life and also grant you the grace to achieve Heaven.

  12. Uzoma

    November 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Amanda you did not understand what Damola was saying. What he meant by “beware of your father” is because of what has been happening in Pakistan where fathers do not take it likely with their daughters and Sons who convert or marry a non muslim. But, we are not Pakistan and I believe Nigeria is more enlightened than Pakistan. I wish and pray they let her follow her conscience and worship God they way she deemed best. After all her mother is a Christian but married to a muslim and hell was not let loose. Welcome to Christian fold, Shaba.

    • Amanda

      November 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Teach me what i dont understand. From what you said, what’s the difference btw that and Pastor’s daughter, Aisha, who embraced Islam?.

  13. amaka

    November 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Amanda u still don’t get it…why not leave it @dat n don’t bring up unnecessary argument. Pls @Uzoma don’t even reply her, if she is looking 4 a teacher definitely not here.

    • Amanda

      November 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

      Why does she has to becareful of her father?. Her father be devil abi?. Tell me what i dont get.

  14. Ekwutosi chinonso

    November 25, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    Is good to serve God in de days of thy youth. My sister keep it up.

  15. kayode

    November 25, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    BRO DONT GET IT TWISTED…..HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING BAD IN WHAT HAVE BEEN POSTED BEFORE YOURS….NOW YOU SAYING YOUR RELIGION IS OF PEACE…. You typing “Religious Maggot go die”…..does that speak peace…..rather VIOLENCE..In a nut shell JESUS LOVES U….

  16. bubu

    November 25, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Shaba…has lost it becos of worldly pleasures….just becos xtianity gives room for worldly things…I pity ur life

  17. Baba

    November 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Much room in Christianity than in Islam, cos ***** had washed away all your sins…so you are free to enjoy what you desire…***** and Whatever.

  18. Linda Evans

    November 28, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Changing from islam to Christian is like knowing the truth and transforming from darkness to light. The word of God says we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free, sister you are free because there is liberty in Christ Jesus. Nobody can order you to go and do suicide bombing or kill your neighbours.
    To that man that says your religion is “peace” REALLY. You dont have to anounce to the world that your religion is peace. We have eyes and ears to see and hear what is going on all over the world.

  19. lien

    December 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Gud fr u sister, u are too beautiful to be covered up and maltreated. Welcome to light!

  20. UKI EFFIONG

    December 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    TAKING ABOUT COVER,GOD LOVES U THE WAY U ARE.
    U ARE JESUS’ ANGEL WITHOUT THAT BLACK COVER!
    U ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
    U ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.EVEN THOUGH THE
    WORLD WILL HATE U,IT DOESN’T MATTER,STAY ON
    YOUR SPIRITUAL CHOICE,BECAUSE AT THE END OF
    IT ALL,IT’S GONNA BE “YOU AND GOD”ON THE
    JUDGMENT DAY.WELCOME ON BOARD,CHILD OF GOD!

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