Sweetcorn, a Nigerian artist has claimed that he regrets going to church.
The singer recently made the controversial statement about religion, hinting that he does not believe that religion is beneficial to people now as it is not only harmful but has also outlived its purpose.
In a meeting with the Sunday Sun, the UK-based emerging act who recently released their debut album Ikenna said: “About 2 months ago I went to church and repented, before that it was about 6 months ago. I believe that every pastor should preach life and help strengthen his faith in God, not preach as if he is reading a written manual or concentrating on raising funds for a church project.
‘Religion is simply a set of rules and doctrines that are created by man and for other men telling them how to worship their god (s). And this god supposedly created everyone the same. Then a group of people who think they have power or are superior to others set rules that tell other people how to worship their gods. I will reiterate that religion has outlived its purpose. Now it is harmful to man. You can’t really worship your God on someone else’s terms, it’s just wrong. ‘
Also lending his voice to the #EndSARS movement that had been trending in the country, Sweetcorn says it was in fact a legitimate protest with genuine demands.
He adds: “It is regrettable that we have a government without human feelings. Also, it is a shame that the older generation did not show any kind of support even when they know that we were fighting for our right to life and a better Nigeria for all. ”