Nollywood actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, has responded to rumors that he converted to Islam.
Social media got buzzing some days ago after a Twitter user and some blogs reported that the 45-year-old actor converted to Islam.
“I heard that the popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has revert to Islam. Alhamdulillah! Welcome to Islam, religion of peace. We welcome you wholeheartedly,” the tweep wrote.
Jim Iyke, in response, dismissed the claims as rumors. He noted that the photo of him that sparked the runours was from a movie scene.
He declared that he has no intention of converting his faith. “It will never happen”, he said in part.
“LET ME QUIETLY ADDRESS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AND GO BACK TO WHAT I DO BEST. THANK YOU. SEE YOU AT WORK! 🙏🏾”, he wrote on Instagram.
Watch him speak below,
In other news, Jim Iyke has reacted to a video of his deliverance session at the late TB Joshua’s church that went viral in 2013.
In a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the thespian confirmed he’s the one in the viral video.
He narrated how he came down to the church after they insisted that he must be present before his mother could be healed of her ailment.
Jim Iyke said all he remembered was chuckling before one of the pastors at the Synagogue Church of All Nations approached him. According to him, the pastor did something to him and he didn’t know what happened after that.
He noted that the incident made him realize that the world is deep and that there are spiritualities that are way beyond human understanding.