Khaid, the Nigerian singer and rapper renowned for his track “Anabella,” recently opened up about his decision to convert to Christianity from Islam. The 19-year-old artist disclosed that he was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother and was initially raised in a mosque. He candidly expressed his discomfort with attending the mosque as a child. During a discussion on the Zero Conditions podcast, Khaid explained that his parents granted him and his brothers the freedom to choose their own faiths. Despite his initial reluctance, he eventually embraced Christianity, citing a stronger personal connection to the faith.
“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 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 I 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. 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.”