Funmi Falana, mother to Nigerian rapper and actor Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has registered her worry over her son’s continued absence from church.
The award-winning actor and rapper release a critically acclaimed album titled, ‘Moral Instruction’. At the event were his parents amongst other attendees of his album listening section. His mother Mrs Falana brought to notice that she is concerned her son has not been attending church anymore.
“Folarin, you don’t go to church and I am bothered. I hope you would start going to church this year” she said.
In a recent interview, the Bahd Guys boss stated why he hasn’t been attending church service anymore.
“I have nothing against the church or going to church; everyone has the right to practice 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 singer said.
The rapper in recent times has dropped his full beard for a clean shave explained why he switched looks.
“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.”
Falz also had a little to say about his society conscious album ‘Moral Instruction’ which has been generating a lot of talk on social media.
“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.