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.
“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.”