“I’m not an atheist“- Falz speaks on spirituality& religion

Nigerian rapper and actor, Folarin Falana popularly known Falz shared his view about his spiritual believes and reasons why he stopped going to church.

Granting an interview with Silverbird Television, the entertainer revealed the idea behind his spirituality and how going to church doesn’t stop him from believing in the existence of God.

“I’m not an atheist. I believe there is a God. But I believe in spirituality over religion. I have nothing against the church or going to church. Everyone has the right to practice the religion they desire. It has been a while that I have been to church. It does not make me less of a Christian”- he stated

He furthered explained the pressure he was faced with in churches he previously attended-

“The reason is that 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?”

Falz not new to controversy consistently takes shots at the moral decadence in the Nigerian society, a motif that runs throughout his latest album.

Last year, he released a controversial song ‘This is Nigeria’ which steered a barrage of backlash from religious bodies, critics among others. The Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation banned the controversial video and audio.