Sulaimon Shekoni, better known as Khaid, a rising Nigerian artist, claims to have been a Muslim before converting to Christianity.
In a recent interview with the ‘Zero Conditions Podcast,’ Khaid stated that as a child, he did not want to go to the mosque, but his Muslim father “forced me.”
However, the musician stated that his parents were “free-minded people” who allowed him and his brothers to pick their own religion.
He claimed his mother was a Christian, but he went to the mosque to please his father for a while.
Khaid eventually “switched and started going to church” after feeling a stronger “connection” to Christianity.
“I was a Muslim before because my dad was a Muslim and my mum was a Christian. But I just felt the connection to Christianity more,” he said.
“Right from the time I did not like going to the mosque actually, my dad forced me.
“My parents were free-minded people. They told my siblings and I that we could choose any religion we wanted.
“But we lived among Muslims and my dad did not want it to seem like he does not 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 the 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.”
Khaid is signed to Neville Records, a music label owned by Sydney Talker, the skit-maker.
He was unveiled by the skit-maker in January 2022.
Earlier this year, Khaid revealed that he worked as an automobile repairer before he joined the music label.
“Thank God everybody is seeing me this way. Nobody believes I was once a mechanic,” he had said.