Femi and Funmi Falana were present during their son’s ‘album listening party’.
The singer told Vanguard that his mother was right because he hardly went to church.
He said , “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.
On why he shaved off his beard , Falz added , “I did not shave my beard because of the album; it was just a coincidence. I was filming a project in relation to the album and I had to look a lot younger and that is why I shaved off my beard.
“I have been getting mixed reactions since I shaved my beard; some people tell me , ‘please , go and find our beard back’. I did not know that we owned the beard together. Other people told me that they love the new look and I am still a ‘sweet boy’ with or without the beard.”