Nollywood veteran actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, better known as Jim Iyke has broken his silence following rumours of his conversion to Islam.
This is coming after a Twitter user and some bloggers reported that the movie star has reverted to the Islamic faith.
The tweep while sharing the news alongside a photo wrote:
”I heard that the popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has revert to Islam. Alhamdulillah! Welcome to Islam, religion of peace. We welcome you wholeheartedly,”
Reacting, Jim Iyke who felt it necessary to clear the air as regards this tagged the report as false. He further stated that the photos which subsequently triggered the claim were taken during a movie he’s currently shooting in Ghana.
“I felt it is necessary to address the elephant in the room that has been making the rounds lately. Usually, I don’t pay attention to this aimless rumours because they aren’t my cup of tea but certain lines shouldn’t be crossed. I made a movie in Ghana called ” Zanku boys” which would be out in July. The movie is about religious fanatics, someone took the pictures and it ended up with random bloggers who said I have converted. I respect all religion but I have no intention to convert my faith”.
Sharing the video, he wrote:
“LET ME QUIETLY ADDRESS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AND GO BACK TO WHAT I DO BEST.
SEE YOU AT WORK! 🙏🏾”