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Growing up with Muslim father, Christian mum opened my mind – Wizkid


Growing up with Muslim father, Christian mum opened my mind - Singer Wizkid

Grammy Award winner, Ayo Balogun now known as Big Wiz, has revealed how growing up in a home that has both parents practicing different religions helped shapen his life.

The Afrobeat singer recalled that if he wasn’t seen attending Church service with his mum, he would probably be in the mosque with his father.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, the singer who is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his debut album, ‘Superstar’, said,

“Growing up in a very spiritual home in Lagos really opened my mind. My dad is a Muslim, while my mum is a Christian. I used to go to the mosque with my dad and go to the church with my mother. That really opened my mind to know that the biggest religion in life is love. Love is the biggest religion I follow. The most important thing to me is family.”

“Lagos is what defines me and that is why everything I am today, were things I learnt from that side. Most of my childhood was spent in Surulere. It was amazing for me. I still have flashbacks every time I am in the studio. I was the last child of the family. I wasn’t spoilt but I had my ways sometimes.”

Wizkid also spoke about the unsual love he has for his family and how he sees himself first as a father before his status as a musician.

“My son is like my best friend. He calls me every day and we have the craziest conversations. He is nine. It is very important for me to keep family together. That is one thing my parents always instilled into us— to understand that there is nothing more important than family. Fatherhood means everything to me. Before I used to see myself as a musician, but now, I see myself as a father. I am a father before anything else.”