Mercy Aigbe, the Nigerian actress, has announced her conversion to Islam and adopted a new name.
The movie star spoke about her new faith at a Ramadan lecture and special prayer hosted by Kazeem Adeoti, her husband.
“Inshallah my new name is Hajiya Minnah Mercy Adeoti,” she said.
In January 2022, Mercy unveiled Kazeem as her husband.
Shortly after the unveiling, the actress was in the public eye after Kazeem’s first wife accused her of snatching her husband.
Kazeem, however, defended his decision to marry a second wife.
He said Islam permits polygamy as long as the husband can take care of his wives and does not maltreat them.
He added that his first wife had relocated permanently to the United States, leaving him with no choice.
“It is understandable that my first wife is unhappy about getting a second wife but she gave me no choice when she relocated permanently to the US,” he had said.
“I’m a Muslim and Islam permits me to marry more than one wife as long as I take care of them and I don’t maltreat them.
“I can stand before God and man that as a man, I have done my best not to maltreat them.”