AbdulRasheed Bello, better known by his stage name JJC Skills, is a celebrated composer and filmmaker who just proclaimed his return to his father’s religion of Islam.
The former spouse of well-known actress Funke Akindele announced this via a number of postings on his verified Instagram account and confirmed it in an interview with Muslims News, an Islamic online publication, on Thursday.
JJC Skills said he was initially born into an Islamic household but never practiced Islam since he preferred to adhere to his mother’s beliefs. He continued, “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.”
Speaking to Muslims News, the musician said it was a design of God that he would finally embrace 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.