Nigerian entertainer, Falz has said although he believes in God, he does not believe in the church.
The ‘This is Nigeria’ hitmaker in an interview with Nigeria’s Silverbird Television stated that he does not believe in religion although he is a firm believer in the existence of a supreme being.
Explaining his reason for quiting church, Falz said he believes in spirituality than the structure that symbolizes it.
The ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ actor however explained that, that does not make him an atheist.
“I’m not an atheist. I believe there is a God. But I believe in spirituality over religion,” he said.
“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,” he disclosed. “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.” he explained