Popular Nigerian producer and singer, born Philip Kayode with the stage name Pheelz has talked about how the church fuelled his music career.
The ‘Electricity’ crooner made this known during during an interview with the BBC Focus on Africa podcast.
The 27-year-old who commenced his transition into a musician when he released ‘Hear Me Out’, his debut EP, said he decided to become a musician at the age of five after he saw the choir perform at a church.
Church Choir Performance Fuelled My Decision
“I have always seen myself on stage, that’s the one thing I was sure about from 5. Because I got my first introduction into music when I was five and that was my first encounter in church,” he said.
“You know churches in Nigeria, we have the children church and we have the adult church. So that was my first time in the adult church and I wasn’t even on the stage.
”I just walked into the adult church and saw the choir singing and the way it had impact on people’s emotions. How some people would cry, some people would roll on the floor.
“It was a crazy scene to see for a five-year-old. From there I was like I wanna do this, this is what I wanna do.”