Multi-talented rapper and actor Folarin Falana widely known by fans as Falz is still in the center of discussion following the release of his fourth studio album ‘Moral Instruction‘.
His album listening session was well attended by industry personalities, fans, friends and family. During the occasion his mother Funmi Falana expressed her worry over her son’s abstinence from church.
“Folarin, you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year”, she said.
Speaking in a recent interview with PunchNG Falz confirmed what his mother said while explaining why he hardly visits church.
“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.
Speaking about his album Falz said he did not take a swipe at the Muslim group in Nigeria MURIC in his song ‘Talk’ and why he decided to release his socio-conscious album ‘Moral Insteuction’ now.
“I did not mock MURIC in the song – Talk am – I just said that ‘Broda Muri shout finish, we no see am for court’. Whoever the shoe fits should wear it. What I said was, ‘Broda Muri’, I did not mention anybody’s name; I could have been talking about anybody.
“It took me a while to make this socially conscious album. I have been working on this project since 2017. We had the idea to produce the album, which was to talk about the social vices in the country, but we were waiting for the right mood and time to release it. This year, everything just worked perfectly for us and I think it is very necessary we do this now,” Falz said.