Nicholas Ihua-Maduenyi, better known by his stage name Psycho YP, a Nigerian rapper, has admitted that he first began his career as a footballer before switching to music.
The UK-born singer claimed he attended the Arsenal Football Academy before giving up football in favour of music.
He revealed this lately in Nairobi while appearing on the programme 10 over 10 on Citizen TV Kenya.
Psycho YP said, “I attended Arsenal Football Academy but I stopped playing football when I started music. I had to pick one.
“Arsenal is still my team. My experience at the academy was all good. But after that, when I started music, I just fell in love with it.”
On why he chose to do rap music in an afrobeat-dominated industry, the Abuja-based artist said, “I just love hip-hop. I love rap. I grow up listening to rap.”