Although he was born into Islam, alternative singer, Brymo, is of the belief that religion has lost it’s relevance to the society.
“I think religion, like other things society has put together, has over time lost its use due to the corrupt nature of man. We have lost the purpose behind many of these societal concepts like education, marriage and others. A lot of people are just religious but they don’t do any good deed.
“I grew up a Muslim but as I grew older, I began to understand some of the limitations we have put on ourselves based on these things. Some people wouldn’t want to associate with Muslims because of their religion, and vice versa. I believe that being good has nothing to do with religion,” he told Punch.
The singer also explained the rationale behind a controversial comment he made on Twitter not too long ago that he would like to ‘go to hell because that’s where all good people go’.
He said, “A lot of the people we call legends and role models did not live their lives in accordance to religious standards. And by religious standards, people who do not live in a certain way won’t make heaven. Today, we’re fans of Fela and many people like him who suffered for the good of mankind. When we die, we’re all going to the grave and that’s hell.”
Brymo however, admitted that he believes in the existence of God, even if he doesn’t agree with how religion defines the creator.
“Yes. I believe there’s a power at work that put the world together though I have no confirmation of who God is. I don’t agree with how religion defines God because every religion has different interpretations. I believe that we don’t know much about our creator and we need to pay more attention to how we treat one another,” he said.