Falz reveals why he stopped going to church

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Top Nigerian entertainer , Folarin Falana popularly called Falz has explained why he stopped going to church and how that does not make him less of a christian.



The singer who reveals he values spirituality over religion became the talk of the town late last year when he released his album , ”Moral Instruction” in which some tracks took shots at the moral decadence in the Nigerian society.

In a new interview with Silverbird television , Falz said:

“I’m not an atheist. I believe there is a God. But I believe in spirituality over religion.”

Falz’s mother , Funmi Falana , had complained about his persistence absence from church services , after his 2019 debut album was released.

“Folarin , you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year , ” Fumi said.

However , Falz said in the interview:

“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 Chr istian.

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“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?”



On the criticisms that greeted the release of the album , Falz said:

“My songs are always going to be heard. The world is a lot smaller now; it only takes one post and it’s everywhere regardless of the attempts by powers that be to try to stop stuff here and there.”

“If you’re making this kind of music , you have to always be ready for the worst. Of course , ‘This is Nigeria’ was banned. We’re still in court. But I have my fundamental rights so you can’t really stop that regardless of what body you are.”

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