My dream was to play for Barcelona – Zlatan

Top rapper, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael better known as Zlatan Ibile has revealed that his dream career was to be a football player.

The 29-year-old ‘Lagos Anthem’ hit maker recalled when he thought about playing for La Liga giants, Barcelona, after failing at school.

My dream was to play for Barcelona - Rapper Zlatan

Zlatan told the Echo Room host that he never had the intention of being a musician, stressing that he stumbled into music. According to the music star, he picked interest in music after one of his friends played a song he recorded for him.

He said; “I was not a bright student in secondary school. I struggled with Mathematics and Accounting. I was in a Commercial class. I failed my WAEC and I was supposed to sit at home for a year. All my dream was to play for Barcelona.

“I tried my possible best but the corruption in Nigerian football discouraged me. I was playing for a local club then. When I failed WAEC, I was going to sit down at home for a year, and then one of my friends came and played his record for me. I told him to take me to the studio the next time he was going. That was how I became a musician. I never had the intention of being a musical.”

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Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye also known as Mr P, has revealed that original career path he wanted to follow in his youth was football and not music.

He stated this through his official Twitter page while recounting his days as a footballer in Jos, Plateau state. Mr P, who said that he still wishes he was playing football, however, noted that he is grateful for becoming a successful musician.

He then gave a philosophical analysis of the reality, saying that when life changes the trajectory of ones life, it is fun to see how the future unfolds.

Peter shared a throwback photo of the team he played for and wrote; “Was suppose to be a Soccer Player or a professional footballer. But today I am grateful to be a professional and successful Musician/Artiste.

When life changes the direction of your future, it might be fun to see where those new horizons take you. But i still wished I was playing football tho😑 God bless us all in all we do☺️🙏🏽🙃”

He also revealed that he and Super Eagles star, Mikel Obi played together in Pepsi Academy.

A fan asked it was true and he said; “Yes we did played together at Pepsi Academy way back in Jos Plateau State☺️👌🏾”