Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian artists whose Parents are Pastors.
Mp3bullet.ng highlights the Nigerian artists whose Parents you probably didn’t know are Pastors.
Pastors are regarded as society’s most cherished and role models. For many people, they serve as a moral compass. They are persons that we, as a culture, expect to be morally innocent, pure, and flawless.
On the other hand, secular artists are the polar opposite. We expect them to be vulgar, impure, and with issues.
All of their music videos are expected to include ladies twerking up and down. We expect them to be popping champagne and living lavishly, with no regard for humility or purity.
However, some are unaware that the parents of some popular artists, who are all tangled up in ‘worldly’ stuff (from the perspective of zealot Christians), are pastors.
Pastors’ children are usually expected to follow in their parents’ footsteps, as it were, on the path of righteousness.
These guys, on the other hand, have fought all odds to carve out their own identities. Their parents, fortunately, are still okay with their choice of career.
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Here are the Nigerian artists whose Parents are Pastors
Zlatan is known to make vulgar and lewd content-filled music it was hard to believe that he was indeed from a Christian home.
During an interview in 2019, The singer revealed that his father Mr. Omoniyi is a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The street Hop act explained his father had to adjust especially when they realized he was serious about his music and he is making something good from it.
He also stated that the kind of song he sings doesn’t mean he’s not a Christain.
M.I Abaga and jesse Jagz
Brothers, M.I Abaga and Jesse Jagz are some of Nigeria’s biggest and talented rappers who have contributed to the development and evolution of Hip-Hop in Nigeria.
During their peak, the two alongside Ice Prince under their former label, Chocolate City ruled the Hip-Hop scene.
The brothers are both sons of a pastor. Their father, Mr. Chris Abaga is a pastor while their mother, Mrs. Lydia Abaga is a gospel artiste.
The former MAVIN signee responsible for hit songs like Chop Am and Standard once revealed that his father is a pastor.
According to him, It was his father that built a recording studio at home where he, his father, would write and sing gospel songs.
It was in that studio that in 2008, Reekado recorded his first set of songs and has since gone on to become the musical star we know today.
The ‘Akpako’ master, Terry G was a popular artist in the mid-2010s with his unique style of music and catchy Lamba.
With songs like “Free Madness“, “Akpako Master“, “Gingah Your Swaggah” among others, Terry G’s background is one of the biggest shocks on this list.
He once surprised Nigerians everywhere when he revealed that he is actually the son of a pastor.
He revealed that not only is his father a pastor but also, his mother is a chorister with the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Lil Kesh, popular for street songs like Shoki and O Por has a father who is a pastor. He once revealed in an interview with Blueprint that his parents own a church although the ministry’s name is a secret.
He also revealed that his father supports his music career.
According to him, his father is also not bothered by the use of vulgar lyrics in his songs and doesn’t interfere.
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Johnny Drille’s parents are also pastors. He revealed that both of his parents initially wanted him to do gospel music.
According to him, at the onset, it was hard for his parent to accept that he wanted to make love songs and not very religious ones as was expected.
He also stated that he personally found it a difficult decision to make as he was very concerned about what people would think of him as a pastor’s kid.
Drille was music director at his dad’s church for about 6 years prior to his move to Lagos and some members weren’t in approval of his ‘sinful behaviour’.