AbdurRasheed Bello, better known as JJC Skills, an award-winning songwriter and filmmaker, has announced his return to Islam, his father’s religion.
The former husband of popular actress Funke Akindele announced this in a series of posts on his verified Instagram handle on Thursday, and backed it up with an interview with an Islamic online platform, Muslims News.
JJC Skills stated that he was born into an Islamic family but never practised it because he chose to follow his mother’s faith, adding, “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.