Nigerian rapper, Falz has said that he doesn’t go to church because of the undue attention that he gets from the congregation.
He disclosed that “the reason I haven’t attended a church service in a long while is that I went to a few churches and during sermons, I was put under undue pressure.”
He said this in a reply to his mother’s complaints that he doesn’t go to church.
Funmi Falana, lawyer and mother of Falz recently said at Falz’s ‘Moral Instruction’ album listening session that she was worried her son does not go to church.
The worried mother said, “Falz doesn’t go to church and I hope he would start going to church this year because I am bothered.”
In his response, Falz noted that he does not need to be in church to worship God, jiveNaija.com reports.
“I have nothing against the church or going to church; everyone has the right to practise 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,” he said.
According to the musician, any time he had been in church, too much attention was put on him than the activities of the church.
He said there was a time that a pastor called him to the altar just to acknowledge his presence for being in church.
“In my mind, I felt that the service was not about me and 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?” he added.
For Falz to go to church, he would want to be treated like anyone else at church.
“I just want to go to church and worship God like a regular member of the congregation with no undue 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,” he concluded.
Falz is known for songs like ‘This Is Nigeria,’ ‘Sweet Boy,’ ‘Soldier,’ ‘Something Light,’ ‘Jeje,’ ‘Karishika’, among others.