Award-winning songwriter and filmmaker, AbdulRasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skills, has announced that he has returned to Islam.
The former spouse of well-known actress Funke Akindele announced this through a series of photos on his verified Instagram account and confirmed it in an interview with Muslims News on Thursday.
JJC Skills claimed he was originally born into an Islamic family but never practiced Islam himself since he preferred to adhere to his mother’s religion.
“I was lost but now I’m found O Allah, I ask You for Your pardon and well-being in this life and the next.
“O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay, and preserve me from the front and behind and on my right and my left and from above, and I take refuge with You lest I be swallowed up by the earth.”
He also stated that God had intended for him to finally convert to Islam.
“I was born a Muslim – AbdurRasheed by name. My dad, Bello is a Muslim but my mum is a Christian. Back then I used to go Islamiyah but all I remembered about it was getting beaten. They used to scare us with hellfire so, I never practised.
“It’s God’s design that I will return to Islam. I thank Allah for sparing my life.
“I am so happy I found Islam again because it has given me peace. It has given me direction and focus. I was truly lost but now, I am found,” he maintained.