“You’re devil servant because this is forbidden by God” – Islamic cleric Abu Sufyaan condemns actor Lateef Adedimeji for acting like a woman

Abu Sufyaan, an Islamic cleric, ignited a heated debate on social media when he criticized popular Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji for his portrayal of female characters in movies.

Lateef Adedimeji, a highly skilled and celebrated actor known for his versatility in Nigerian films, has garnered widespread praise for his exceptional performances, which include portraying the character ‘Iya Peju,’ a female role. His talent in effectively depicting such roles has earned him admiration and recognition from fans and colleagues within the entertainment industry.

However, Abu Sufyaan expressed his disapproval of actors taking on cross-gender roles in the film industry through his social media post. This led to contentious discussions and differing opinions among the online community.

During a sermon, Abu Sufyaan expressed his concerns about the portrayal of men acting as women in movies, deeming it “forbidden by God and the Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W).” He argued that such depictions were in violation of Gods teachings and islamic rule.

Part his words, “Recently he has turn himself into a woman, all the sufism call actor Lateef Adedimeji to other, lecture him with words of God.”

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