Ghanaian actress and socialite, Rosemond Alade Brown, known by her stage name Akuapem Poloo, has revealed that her decision to embrace Islam has brought about certain restrictions in her life.
Speaking to blogger Sammy Kay in an interview that also coincided with her birthday party, she shared that she was feeling “stuck” due to the limitations imposed by her newfound faith.
“I’m struggling, now I’m a Muslim, the religion hates some things. So, it’s like I’m stuck,” the controversial actress explained, “When you become a Muslim, nobody will tell you not to do certain things. Immediately you enter the mosque and come out, no one will tell you to stop doing certain things.”
According to her even though there were challenges in her newfound, she also highlighted the positive aspects of her journey, including the opportunity to connect with influential figures within the Islamic community.
“I’ve also been able to meet big big people in the Muslim community in Ghana,” she added.
The actress, who is a doting mother to her son in an earlier interview on Joy Prime opened up about her desire to expand her family but emphasized that marriage must come before having more children.
Recounting her past experiences, she disclosed that she met her son’s father at a young age, and despite his initial promise to marry her before her pregnancy, circumstances changed, leading to their separation.
As a single mother, she has learned valuable lessons and has since focused on personal growth, vowing not to repeat past mistakes.
“Now that I am mature and of age, I want to add another one to my baby. Yes, I really want to give birth. I have asked Allah to help me get married first. I don’t want to repeat the same mistakes again because, by then, I was young and in my youth. Now I want to get married before I give birth, but I want that to happen either this year or next year,” she said.
Akuapem Poloo shocked fans in the early parts of 2023 when she announced her decision to switch to Islam. According to the controversial actress, she had always been destined to be a Muslim stating, “All my friends in school were Muslim and even my son is also a Muslim. So, I didn’t become one because of man, but because it’s a religion I’ve always wanted to join and I’m so glad I’m in now.”