Pioneers of Repentant
Celebrities “returning” to Islam is not a new phenomenon. The first wave of repentant celebrities were eyed with suspicion by the government and associated with a banned group.
There was a time when he was sex, drugs, and rock and roll personified. To Bangun Sugito Toekimon, known as Gito Rollies, alcohol and narcotics were a must while playing music. Another regular item on the menu were willing female groupies. Gito led a hedonistic life for almost a quarter of a century.
But those days came to an end. When he turned 50, the singer and actor born in Biak, Papua, November 1, 1947, realized his “wrongs” and...