The story filtered into town via the Facebook page of a certain Adepoju Yusuf Olatunde of Acadip Nigeria, who claimed that the new convert has taken Islamic lessons and now a full-fledged Muslim.
He posted on Facebook:
“Join me in Congratulating LOLA ALAO (A Popular Nollywood Actress) She just took the Kalimatu Shaa’dah from me, and chose the name RHODIAT. May Allah give her proper understanding of Islam, and make her, well grounded in her new Faith, Al-Islam. Aamiyn.”
But that seems to be a scam because when contacted today, Lola Alao, who is in Abuja on a business visit, claimed ignorance of the so-called cleric or any conversion.
“I am a Christian and a full-time member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. I don’t know where that emanated from. I was born and raised a Christian. I was never a Muslim. That’s all I have to say,” she said in an exclusive interview with Kemiashefonlovehaven.
Asked why that ‘cleric’ shared the post and Lola, who is married to a Christian, Wale, refused any answer but laughed.
“I am a Christian,” she said.