Khaid, a singer, explains why he left Islam for Christianity
Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, better known as Khaid, a young Nigerian artist, has opened out about his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
During a recent interview, the young singer said that despite being born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, he felt more connected to Christianity than the former.
Khaid, who will be 19 in December, recalls his father forcing him to attend to the mosque at such a young age. According to him, he went to the mosque as a youngster to please his father and to protect him from what the neighbours would say about his child becoming a Christian because he (the father) is a Muslim.
“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 the 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 me 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,” Khaid disclosed in a recent episode of the Zero Conditions podcast.
He added: “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.”