Wizkid, a multi-award-winning Nigerian artist, has stated that his songs do not accurately portray his genuine thoughts as a spiritual person.
Many people know The Starboy as someone who releases a lot of club bangers, but what they don’t realize is that he sees himself as a preacher.
Wizkid said this in an interview with The Guardian, recalling how he discovered his love of music in church.
According to the ‘Bad To Me’ crooner, hymns taught him “how to feel”, being the youngest of 11 children, raised by a Christian mother and polygamous Muslim father who had three wives.
“I’m a very spiritual human being. I know I make a lot of club records but I feel like a pastor, really,” he said.
He also spoke how music helped him while growing up in a house dominated by women and in a society where the only other option was life of crime.
“Music was more than a hobby for me, more than a talent. It was my escape. I was in the hood. It was either [music] or turn to crime. That’s why I don’t joke with music,” Wizkid said.
The Grammy winner added that he grew up in a “chaotic but fun” environment in Surulere, Lagos state.
Machala said his parents desire for him was different to either be a lawyer or doctor, so telling them that he wanted to do music was hard
He further recounted when he was trying to make his name as a rapper and was taken under the wing of the late producer OJB Jezreel.
Wiz explained; “My parents wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. That was a very hard conversation to have when I said I wanted to make music. I had to just prove [myself] to them.”
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