Talented singer Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, popularly known as Khaid, recently opened up about the reasons behind his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
The 19-year-old artist shared that he was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, which exposed him to both religions during his upbringing.
Khaid explained that as a child, he attended the mosque due to his Muslim heritage but eventually made the personal decision to convert to Christianity.
He cited his disinterest in going to the mosque as a significant factor in his conversion, revealing that he felt compelled to attend the mosque when he was younger, primarily at the insistence of his father.
He said, “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 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.”
His candid revelation came during a recent episode of the Zero Conditions podcast, shedding light on the singer’s personal journey and the factors that influenced his choice to embrace Christianity.
It serves as a reminder of the diverse paths individuals take in their spiritual and religious journeys, influenced by their unique experiences and personal beliefs.