“Maintaining My Church Roots While Pursuing Secular Music,” Pheelz

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Renowned Nigerian producer and singer, Phillip Kayode Moses, professionally known as Pheelz, has opened up about his remarkable journey from church choirs to the pinnacle of the music industry. While he’s known for his contributions to secular music, Pheelz still considers himself a “church boy” at heart.

Raised in the Lagos church led by his father, a pastor, Pheelz honed his musical talents at a young age. He learned to sing and play various instruments, including the piano. Despite his strong church upbringing, he always had a vision of transitioning from a producer to a musician.

In a recent interview with MTV Base Africa, the 29-year-old artist expressed his surprise when his hit song “Finesse” gained immense popularity on TikTok. He described his creative journey as a long and inspirational one, suggesting that someday, he might turn these experiences into a movie to inspire others.

Pheelz’s career has seen him evolve from his early days at Coded Tunez to his current role in running YBNL. He has collaborated with top artists, including Olamide, Fireboy, Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, and others, both within and outside the label. Despite his incredible success, he still perceives himself as the same passionate kid who once played the keys in his church choir while his father delivered sermons.


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