Nigerian singer and rapper, Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, professionally known as Khaid, has revealed that he converted to Christianity from Islam.
The “Anabella” crooner said he was raised in a mosque and was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother.
Khaid asserted that his father compelled him to attend the mosque when he was younger and that he eventually converted to Christianity because he disliked visiting there.
The 19-year-old stated during a discussion on the Zero Conditions podcast that his parents gave him and his brothers the freedom to practise whichever religion they wanted.
Aside from his father, the singer also disclosed that his older sister and younger brother are Muslims, while the rest of his family is made up of Christians.
“I was a Muslim before because my dad was a Muslim and my mum was a Christian. So, I just felt the connection to Christianity more.
Right from time I didn’t like going to the mosque actually.
My dad forced me. But my parents were free minded people.
They told my siblings and I that we can choose any religion we want.
But we live among Muslims and my dad doesn’t want it to seem like he doesn’t have control over his children so he used to force me to go to the mosque.
At that time I was trying to please him so I was going to mosque.
But after some time, I switched and started going to church.
My elder sister and younger brother are Muslims. But me and the rest of the five are Christians.”