MOBO Award winner Faith Child brings together hip-hop, electronic music and politics
Faith Child is reaching heaven – at least when it comes to his artistic career. The Christian rapper has just won a MOBO, Music Of Black Origin, award in the Best Gospel Act category, achieving one of the most prestigious recognitions in the British music industry.
Faith Child, 26, born in Croydon of Nigerian parents, joins a selective group of MOBO award holders, which includes Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Estelle, Leona Lewis, Dizzie Rascal and, also this year, the hip Hop duo Krept and Ronan, who were born and bred in Croydon.
He is a rare example of an artist that has managed to pave the crossroads between his personal faith, his community and the mass audience.
Speaking exclusively to Eastlondonlines, the rapper, producer and TV presenter spoke of his concerns over new developments in Croydon, his own thoughts on how to better improve the community and his part as a role model for young people in the area. “Being a Christian does not mean I am sinless, it means I sin less.”
And he tries to make people understand: “Hey man, I am just like you.”