Famous Nigerian artist, Falz, as of late discharged his eagerly awaited collection, ‘Moral Instruction,’ which is an assortment of work that reveals insight into the social ills in the nation. Among the visitors present amid his collection listening party were his parents, Femi & Funmi Falana.
Amid the occasion, his mom utilized the chance to express her worry about the way that her child scarcely goes to place of worship. While holding the mic to talk about his new collection, she stated, “Folarin, you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year.”
In a talk with Saturday Beats, the vocalist said his mom was correct on the grounds that he barely went to the place of worship; in any case, he gave an explanation about it.
“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 artist said.
The rap artiste, whose trademark was his full facial hair, stunned his followers when he cut it off. Talking on why he cut off his trademark, the rap artiste turned actor stated, “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.”
He further remarked on his new work, Moral Instruction, while saying he didn’t ridicule the Muslim Rights Concern in his new collection.
“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.