This thesis seeks to examine whether and how Pentecostalism contributes to the political of Nigerian youth. It will test the hypothesis that for young people in Nigeria "Pentecostal religiosity" exposes them to negative political socialization, resulting in political disengagement which is a form of violence. The research has these objectives: to investigate how Pentecostal religious institutions shape the political attitudes of their young followers; to investigate whether Pentecostal political socialization results in political disengagement of youth; to examine if political and religious elite in Nigeria aware of the political disengagement of youth and to examine whether depoliticization is a type of violence. The thesis will address the dearth of scholarship on the political socialization of African youth. The research will be mainly qualitative, although aspects of quantitative methodology will be used to determine the attitude of Nigerian Pentecostal youth to the different forms of political participation.