5 Nigerian celebrities who are muslim

Deborah Dan-Awoh

These Nigerian celebrities either bear their Islamic names or use aliases .


In spirit of the Holy Ramadan fast which has come to an end and the Eid Mubarak, Clacified celebrates with all our Muslim brothers and sisters.

On this auspicious day, we put together a list of Nollywood actors and Nigerian celebrities who are Muslims and at different times displayed their affiliations.

Here are 5 Nigerian celebrities who are Muslims.

1 Adedimeji Lateef

The Nollywood actor is a staunch Muslim who recently got married to the love of his life and colleague, Mo Bimpe. Mobimpe who was initially a devout Christian converted to Islam after her marriage to the actor.

In a post where Adedimeji pledged his love to his woman, he revealed that her Muslim name is now Rahmatullah. 

The couple had a Nikkai ceremony according to Islamic tradition.


2 Taaoma

Maryam Apaokagi popularly known as Taaooma is also a Muslim. She is a comedian, content creator, cinematographer and social media influencer.

She is best known for acting multiple roles in her comedy skits. The skit maker has always been vocal about Islamic faith.

Speaking about her childhood with the Guardian, Taaoma said she was born into a Muslim family. Also, Taaoma always covers her head, in an Instagram post after fans asked her why she covers her head.

" I cover my hair because i am a muslim.

When I was younger, my parents used to always tell me to cover my hair, but now – My faith has grown stronger, I cover my hair, I do things the way God has instructed."


3 Reminisce

Remilekun Kaleed Safaru aka Reminisce is a Nigerian award-winning Muslim rap star, from Ogun State. During one of his interviews, the rapper disclosed that his name ‘Reminisce’ was derived from his Islamic name.

"When I was going to choose a name, I was going to use my Muslim name, Kaleed but it didn’t sound hip-hop-friendly. I was looking for a name close to my first name, so I thought of “Reminisce” and it was cool."

Reminisce made his acting debut in Kemi Adetiba's King of Boys as the character, Makanaki.

Naira Marley

4 Naira Marley

Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka ‘Naira Marley’ is a popular Nigerian hip-hop musician, rapper, and songwriter. He was born into a Muslim family and  attended Islamic school at Agege where he did ‘Walimot’, meaning, Quran graduation.

Naira Marley is a Muslim but not everyone will know because of his controversial fan base, "Marlians".



Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf was born on May 6, 1985 into a Muslim family. He is also known by his stage name CDQ, and is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter best known for his single "Nowo E Soke" featuring Wizkid and Masterkraft's Indomie where he was featured alongside Olamide.