Following her diagnosis with lupus, a disease in which the immune system destroys its own tissues, well-known actress Kemi Afolabi has responded to claims that she visited a church in Lagos for recovery.
If you recall, the 44-year-old actress revealed a few months ago that she is battling an incurable illness and that her doctors have given her only five years to live, albeit she has already lived one year above that estimate.
A picture of a woman allegedly being ministered to by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy recently circulated online and was identified as the actress.
In light of this, one of Kemi’s followers lambasted her for giving up her faith and visiting a church for treatment rather than consulting an Alfa.
In response, Kemi clarified on her Instagram profile that she was not the person in the widely shared photo in order to refute the claims.
Read her reaction below,
“Since the news of my illness became public, I have gotten reports of different misinformation and false narratives out there. I have ignored 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 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. Omg I was stunned at how insensitive human 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 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. Love, Light, prayer, support and peace.