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Famous Nigerian actress with the name Grace-Charis Bassey whom she was formerly Belinda Effah has revealed the major reason why she changed her name. She had earlier change her name late last month of March from Belinda Effah to Grace-Charis Bassey.
The 31-year-old actress revealed this information in some series of Instagram posts. She disclosed that according to her research, her name Belinda means Pretty Serpent and that’s one of her reasons why she decided to change her name.
The born in Cross River actress Grace-Charis also pleaded to the world to begin to address her name as Grace-Charis Bassey instead of Belinda Effah. She said she has chosen that path and that’s it.
“From Gapunzel to G.R.A.C.E. I bore the name Belinda without knowing the meaning – Pretty Serpent. Faster forward to when people started asking me the meaning of my name.
“I decided to research the meaning of my name.
“Dear world, please kindly endeavor to effect my name Change, Grace-Charis Bassey Effah (GCB). This is my decision. No offense to those bearing Linda or Belinda as I respect every Linda’s out there.
“My destiny is different from theirs. What might work for them might not work for others. I have chosen my path and I am following it.”