One of the pioneer contemporary female rappers in the Nigerian entertainment scene, Shola Idowu popularly known as Weird MC who is currently in the UK talks about her new life since she became born again.
The 47-year-old also mentioned that she would still love to have children of her own because she is a lover of kids.
Speaking in a recent interview with Saturday Beats, she said:
“Right now, I am open to love, the love of God. All I would say is that everything would happen as he wills. Regarding having children, I came through someone, so someone has to come through me. I love kids a lot. I would love to have two. Growing up, there were six of us in the family, three boys and three girls; I do not know what the will of God is but I would love to have two children, a boy and a girl”.
“The death of Nomoreloss brought a void to my life but it was not necessarily the reason I gave my life to Christ. Nomoreloss and I were very close and his death came as a big shock to me because we spoke a few days before his death. I went to London for about a month and only returned to Nigeria to perform at Darey Art Alade’s show. When I called Nomoreloss, he sounded happy to hear from me and even asked if I was back. We were all playing and joking. He told me that he was somewhere at Dolphin Estate, so I told him to accompany me to the concert. I was excited to hang out with him but he just told me to go and have fun. I didn’t know he was ill at the time but he did not want me to know about it. After his death when I asked his brother why I was not informed, he said he was sure Nomoreloss did not want me to see him the way he was because he probably knew how emotional I could be seeing him. We were very close; more like brother and sister relationship.
“On that Monday, I was so busy and coincidentally I was not on twitter which is very unlike me. I noticed that Alariwo had called me several times eventually I picked his call and the next question he asked me was if the news was true and I was lost because I did not know what was happening. He broke the news to me and I told him that I did not like that type of news because I still spoke to him a few days earlier. One of my personal assistants was with me and he also acknowledged his death but I ignored him because I did not believe it to be true. I went to a friend’s office, Jide, and he also confirmed the news to me but I still did not believe them, so I called Omobaba. When he confirmed the news again, I was so shocked. I remember going to the mortuary and insisting that I wanted to see him because it was like a dream and there he was just lying down. I was so shocked. All I could say was, ‘wow! So Muyiwa you are gone.’ It was a big shock to me”.
“The appeal people have for me or the music I used to do take second place to God. If I feel overly concerned about the appeal, then the question would be who am I worshipping, my career or God. God created music as an engagement tool and the main reason music was created was for it to be used to worship Him. So if I take the musical talent God has given me and use it to honour him by sharing Him with the world, I think that is a good thing. I come from that background; the only difference is that I am now talking about God, I am now telling people that I have seen the light; come with me because this is what the light looks like. I think it is an amazing thing and people would see that I am now sincere. There are a lot of contemporary gospel singers; we have the likes of Kirk Franklin, B.O.U.Q.U.I, Nathaniel Bassey, and Travis Greene.
“Weird MC means that I am different and peculiar, it also aligns with the fact that if you become born again, you become a peculiar nation unto God. I had thought about changing my name after giving my life to Christ. I had thought about using my real name, Shola since a lot of people know my real name. But I want my audience to realise that there is a spiritual transformation going on in my life. I truly believe that my true core followers would transform with me because it is the will of God. The will of man cannot supersede in my life anymore. The Holy Spirit can also minister to me that I should not drop the name because there is a nation attached to me and the Lord wants me to minister to the audience and keep my name. I would not do things that would compromise my faith. I would always use myself as a vessel of honour unto God. He has given me an assignment and it takes precedence over everything, so when you see me on stage, I am not only entertaining you but I would be ministering and teaching as well. I am engaging culture, I listen to a lot of the contemporary Christian songs and I see what they are doing. It does not change anything. God created the music.
“Of course, my dressing would be toned down; already it is being toned down and it comes with age. It all depends on the will of God because he is the one who is transforming me every day. There is nothing as awesome as harvesting souls for God”.