Funmi Falana, the mother of rapper Falz Folarin says she is worried that her son does not go to church as she expected.
Speaking during the much anticipated listening party of her son’s album ‘Moral Instruction’, she said she is bothered about the situation.
She said; “Folarin, you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year.”
Moments later, Falz who confirmed his mother’s claim replied saying 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 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. 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 rapper said.
Falz has come under heavy criticism for shaming sex workers in his new song titled “Talk” which has generated a lot of reactions both positive and negative from Nigerians.
Many also accused Falz of criticizing women who sleep with men and expect to be paid but having nothing to say about men who employ the services of sex workers.
Explaining his reason for shaming sex workers in the song which has re-awakened criticisms towards the lawyer turned rapper over his stand regarding prostitution or slut shaming, Falz said he hates transactional sex.
He maintained that he detests transactional sex and will continue to speak out against it in his songs.