Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, says he would have ventured into gospel music had he not been a footballer.
Onazi, 23, burst into the Nigerian football scene in 2009 when the Golden Eaglets finished as runners-up at the FIFA U17 World Cup.
Seven years after, the energetic midfield maestro has become a regular for the senior national team with over 30 caps.
However, the Trabzonspor man believes he would have thrived in gospel music had he not been successful in the round leather game.
“Well, if I don’t play football, I think I will go into gospel music because that has been my passion right from small; football – music,” Onazi told Planet Sport FA.
“I listen to all Christian music, provided the music is a very good music and enjoyable – good instrumentation, good sound.
“If you see me in my car or when I’m going for a match, I get a good sound system where I can listen to good music because when I listen to instrumentation of music, it gives me another moral that’s why we listen to music before we play football.
“If you see my football boots the place where they write my name, you always see Psalm 23 or Psalm 17 on my boots that has always been my favourite verse in the bible, it tells you everything about God and how God is going to be with you forever.”
Onazi will once again be part of the Super Eagles team getting set to prosecute the forthcoming 2017 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo on November 12.