Kemi Afolabi refutes claims of visiting church for lupus healing
Embattled Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi, has refuted claims that she attended a well-known church to get healed from the incurable and life-threatening illness called lupus that she’s been faced with.
Rumours had began to circulate that actress who is of the Islamic faith, attended a high-profile church for a miracle. A picture of a lady who appeared to have looked like the actress in the church was also shared on social media.
Reacting via her Instagram page on Sunday, the film star said she is fully aware of the rumours but had ignored the “misinformation and false narratives”.
She added that she is a devout Muslim who has a personal relationship with Allah and “doesn’t need anyone to get through to him”.
“Since the news of my illness became public, I have gotten reports of different misinformation and false narratives out there.”
“I have ignored it as my focus is on my well-being and health. I am a devout Muslim who believes in calling on God and seeking his face in times of need, this I have done consistently and JOY is certain in the end.”
“Sometime ago, a picture was circulating online insinuating that I had visited Christ Embassy Church for healing.”
“I paid no attention to it because I didn’t see visiting a church or getting prayers from a pastor as a bad thing. After all we all serve the same God, I believe.”
“Fast forward to Friday, I posted a video of me doing my personal Islamic supplications, @officialeelahandsome dropped a very disturbing comment today asking if I had just remembered that I was a Muslim or where was Islam when I was seeking solutions from the Church.”
“I was stunned at how insensitive humans could get just to score religion points which can simply be considered as blasphemy.”
“I personally would like to use this medium to debunk such a false narrative. Never was there a time that I attended a church for healing. The picture circulating online is not me and I want everyone to please disregard it.”
“I have a personal relationship with Allah, I don’t need anyone to get through to him.”