Nigeria artiste, Sweetcorn has made a controversial statement on religion, hinting that he does not believe religion is of any good to people now as not only is it harmful, it has outlived its purpose.
It was gathered that the K- based rising act who recently released his debut album titled Ikenna said this in a recent interview, “About 2 months ago I went to church and I regretted it, before then was about 6 months ago. I believe every pastor should preach life and help strengthen your faith in God, not preach like their reading a scripted manual or focus on fund raising for church project.”
He added: “Religion is simply a set of rules and doctrines that are carved out by man and for other men telling them how to worship their god(s). And this god supposedly created everyone equal. Then a set of people who think they have power or superior to others make rules telling every other person how to worship their gods. I will reiterate that religion has outlived its purpose. It is now harmful to man. You can’t truly worship your God on someone else’s terms, it’s just wrong.”
Also lending his voice to the EndSARS movement which had been trending in the country, Sweetcorn says it was a indeed a legitimate protest with genuine demands. He adds, “It is just unfortunate that we have a government with no human feelings. Also it’s a shame that the older generation didn’t show any form of support even when they know we were fighting for our right to life and a better Nigeria for all. I have no political ambition, but if I had the power to change things in this country, I will rewrite the constitution and reduce the cost of governance so its not as lucrative as it is.”