TV Host, Jumai Shaba, Why She Converted To Christianity

 TV Host, Jumai Shaba, Why She Converted To Christianity TV Host, Jumai Shaba, Why She Converted To Christianity
TV personality, motivational speaker and model, Jumai Shaba, shocked her fans when she recently converted to Christianity. In an interview with Punch, the Discovery Channel talk show host opens up on why she embraced the new faith.
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Ques: You shocked many with your recent conversion to Christianity, how did this happen?
Ans: It is something I have been thinking of for a long time. I come from a family of Muslims; my father and siblings are Muslims while my mother is a Christian. To come from a predominantly Muslim background and then become a Christian has to be your calling especially if you are into entertainment. It was my calling. I had to not just be a Christian, but to also live as a Christian. I am very compelled to spread the gospel and that is what I do on my Sunday Vlog series.

Ques: But you were happy being a Muslim?
Ans: Yes, as a Muslim, I was happy but I always yearned for a deeper connection with my creator. One day, I accompanied a friend of mine to a Catholic church and I loved the manner in which they communicated with God. I knew at that moment that I would never turn back. I turned down the chance to run a huge reality show with my sisters in order for me to attend Discipleship School. I got baptized shortly after and gave my life completely to Christ.

Ques: How did you handle reactions from family, fans and friends?
Ans: I didn’t really face any criticism from my father, who is a Muslim but married to a Christian. Obviously, he wanted his children to practise his own religion, but I chose to go with my mother’s side of the divide. As a Muslim, I was very pro-Islam and now as a Christian I am very passionate about my faith. I think my siblings were very shocked at my conversion. They see my lifestyle and have also come to realise that it is not just a phase that I am passing through. The bulk of the criticism I faced was from my Muslim fans and followers especially, on Instagram. They challenged the reason for my conversion.

Ques: Many people are of the opinion that you were looking for an excuse to run a Vlog like some of your colleagues?
Ans: That is not true. I spread the gospel on my Vlog and also talk about how to live your life to the fullest abiding by the tenets of the religion.

Ques: Do you believe in love and marriage?
Ans: I can’t be a born-again Christian and not believe in marriage because it helps. I like the whole idea of a man and a woman coming together to help each other. My idea of an ideal marriage is one where respect and love thrive.

Ques: Your industry is associated with a lot of fakeness. What are your thoughts?
Ans: Even if you are the most real person people will still speak ill of you. However, if you are consistent with being yourself, after a while, you can’t fake anything again. I am true to myself, I don’t put on any airs and I am proud of all that I have achieved for myself by sheer hard work and resilience.
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