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I quit football for music after I failed to make Nigerian squad to 1985 FIFA U-16 champs in China – Pasuma

Nigerian Fuji sensation Wasiu Alabi, widely known as Pasuma, has revealed the pivotal moment that steered him towards a flourishing music career, divulging how a setback in his football aspirations paved the way for his iconic journey into the music industry.

The renowned artiste reminisced about his thwarted ambition to represent Nigeria in the FIFA U-16 World Championship held in China back in 1985.

Pasuma disclosed that his dreams of donning the Nigerian jersey were shattered when he failed to secure a spot on the national team, which ultimately led him to redirect his focus and passion towards music.

Reflecting on the disappointment of being omitted from the squad that clinched victory in the prestigious tournament, Pasuma acknowledged the initial pain but expressed gratitude for the serendipitous turn of events that propelled him towards a successful music career.

Recalling the momentous juncture in his life, Pasuma recounted his determination to transform adversity into opportunity, deciding to harness his musical talents as a means of livelihood.

Despite facing a setback in his football aspirations, Pasuma embraced music wholeheartedly, embarking on a journey that would ultimately cement his status as a revered figure in the Fuji music genre.

“I decided to channel my energy into music and make a living out of it. It was painful then, but I am grateful that I chose music over football eventually.”

Pasuma said he learnt a valuable lesson on the power of perseverance and the capacity to turn setbacks into opportunities for personal growth and success.

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