Mother of Nigerian singer, Falz, who was one of the guests at her son’s much-anticipated album ‘Moral Instruction’ listening party, worriedly revealed that she is bothered that Falz doesn’t go to church opportunity to talk at the event, said;
“Folarin, you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year.”
Falz who confirmed his mother’s claims, however, disclosed that he has nothing against the church in a chat with Saturday Beats. According to the singer, not going to church doesn’t make him less of a Christian.
“I have nothing against the church or going to church; everyone has the right to practice the religion they desire but personally, as a Christian, it has been a while that I have been to church. It does not make me less of a Christian.
“The most important thing is spirituality and your personal connection with God. The reason I haven’t attended a church service in a long while is because I went to a few churches and during sermons, I was put under undue pressure. There was a time that a pastor called me to the altar just to acknowledge my presence for being in church.
“In my mind, I felt that the service was not about me. I felt that everybody was there to worship God, yet they were putting undue pressure on me. The pastor gave me the microphone to address the congregation and I was puzzled; what did he expect me to say to the congregation? These are some of the issues. I just want to go to church and worship God like a regular member of the congregation. I do not want that kind of attention. I was hoping that I would go to church on a Sunday and it would not be like any other day I’m at a public place or doing a show,” the singer said.