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I used to be a Muslim Girl – Interview with Gloria Bamiloye

Aug 5, 2021
Interview with Gloria Bamiloye

Curled from Yemisi Adeniran’s Interview with Gloria Bamiloye

You don’t come across as a Yoruba woman. Where exactly are you from and what did you study in school?

It is always strange and funny when people ask me this question. I am a proper Yoruba girl. I am from Ilesa in Osun State. I grew up in Lagos and Ibadan because I schooled in both places. For my higher education, I went to the then Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa, where I studied English Language and Religious studies.

When you were growing up, did you ever dream of getting married to an evangelist?

I grew up to know Jesus though I came from a Muslim family. My elder brother got born again along the line and this influenced all of us. I was actually in the primary school when I got introduced to Christ. All along, however, I admired people who were in the Lord, their love for God, their desire to serve Him, their books and the way God uses them to influence other people’s lives always intrigued me. So, I desired to be like them, though I never knew how and I never knew it’s going to be through drama. Read also, I used to be a dullard- Damilola Mike Bamiloye

My desire was to be a pastor, to preach the word of God. I did that in my own little way as a member of the church choir. But then, I wished to do more. When I joined the drama group in the college, I saw drama in another perspective. I saw the way members are committed, the way they pray. I saw it as a call. That was how I became a drama minister.

If you were not doing this, what other thing would you have loved to do?

Yes, I remember when I was in school. I was so loved by many of my teachers. I enjoyed school. Whenever they asked me what I wanted to be, I always declare my love to be a teacher. I believed from there, I could become a lecturer with time and achieve my aim of imparting knowledge in people. That was my desire. I never knew God had another plan for me.

7 thoughts on “I used to be a Muslim Girl – Interview with Gloria Bamiloye”
  1. […] Pastors, who do you pay more attention to? Your wife or the women in your congregation? To keep their church members, some Ministers of God and Pastors are more comfortable spending more time with their church members than having time with their wives. Some men have pushed their wives to the brink of madness, and yet they are ready to go into seven, or twenty-one days of prayers and fasting for a release of Blessings upon their home. Read also, I used to be a Muslim Girl – Gloria Bamiloye […]

  2. […] Also, there is the need for husbands and wives to be close to each other. Don’t allow anybody to come between you and your family. Rather, let your detractors know that your family comes first before any other thing. It doesn’t matter whether I’m a preacher’s wife. And no matter how busy you are as a man, make sure you create time for your family. My husband takes my children and myself on vacations regularly. Even when we were not this blessed, he would just take us to places of interest. I remember when he took us to Ogudu cattle ranch in Calabar. Now, he takes us to places around the world. Read also, I use to be a muslim girl – Gloria Bamiloye […]

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