Popular Nigerian gospel singer Yinka Ayefele has reacted to reports that he has converted to Islam.
In a statement issued by his Publicist, David Ajiboye, Ayefele denied the rumor, saying he is still a Christian and has no reason whatsoever to renounce his faith and belief.
“We believe the rumour must have emanated from the annual Ramadan Lecture, which Fresh 105.9FM, owned by Ayefele, organized on Tuesday, in Ibadan.
“Our station, Fresh 105.9FM had invited popular Islamic preacher, Alhaji Muideen Ajani Bello, as the Guest Preacher at our annual Ramadan Lecture which had over 4,000 people in attendance and because of this, some naïve minds went to town to spread the rumour about Ayefele’s conversion.”
He stated that organizing such a program doesn’t mean Ayefele has changed his beliefs. According to him, the station is for everybody “irrespective of your religion, race or colour.”
“We believe its part of our social responsibility to organize such a spiritual rebirth programme to sensitize our Muslim listeners on the ideals of Islam most especially in this holy season.”
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