Nigerians and other Africans have received an infectious wave of sweet afro fusion sound over the last two years from this young promising artist, Oxlade. For this reason we will be talking about all you need to know about this promising musician, Oxlade.
Oxlade has not failed to deliver to his fans and followers his signature sound, and has continued to transcend heights despite the odds of the music industry.
Oxlade like every other high ranking musician has battled his demons in the course of his musical career. Here is all professional and personal need-to-know about this young spirited artist, Oxlade
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman popularly and professionally known as Oxlade is a young West African afro fusion singer, entertainer and songwriter. Oxlade is considered to be one of the fastest growing artist of 2021.
Oxlade Early life:
Oxlade was born in Lagos on the 22nd of April, 1997. He was brought up by his grandmother and other relatives after he lost his mother at a tender age.
What many don’t know about this brilliant artist is the fact that his musical career started in a church at the age of ten. Oxlade was in a junior choir which later on in his life he grew to become the choir leader.
During his secondary school education, Oxlade never stopped singing, though his musical type at some point changed to the secular music, not surprisingly.
He furthered his studies in History and International relations at Lagos State University (LASU) where he schooled for two years before he dropped out to solely focus on his musical career.
This decision did not go down well with his father who ceased all financial support given to his son.
Despite the odds, lack of family support and the challenge of making a name in the Nigerian music industry, Oxlade’s break came through in 2018, when popular artist Blaqbonez heard his single ‘Sour’ and went ahead to feature in another Oxlade’s song ‘Mamiwota’.
At this point, he recorded massive attention on social media, including Fireboy’s.
He went on to feature in Fireboy DML’s single, ‘Sing’. This song earned Oxlade a batch of fans who welcomed his entry to the music industry. He also got the attention of famous Nigerian musician, Davido. This really pushed him several notches up in his career.
On the 27th of March, 2020, Oxlade released his 6-track EP titled “OXYGEN” filled with heart felt love songs that made waves in Nigeria, across the shores of Africa and broke musical charts. It was said that the tracks were inspired by a difficult breakup with his girlfriend. Whatever the circumstances were, the EP was another feather to Oxlade’s hat.
Tracks in this album includes Tables turn (which featured Moelogo), O2, Hold on, Koroso, weakness and Away.
Shortly after, he released the visuals of the track ‘Away’ which was shot the the coast of Ghana. A colourful blend of creativity and talent which have the 23 year old singer off in a different light, as his afro fusion gave off a special kind of vibe.
Oxlade also featured on Skip Marley’s track titled “Slow down” alongside American singer H.E.R and Davido.
He released a single afterwards “Dis Kind Thing(DKT)” which shows him doing his music to almost perfection.
This year, 2021, Oxlade was featured in Ice Prince’s single, “Kolo”.
Oxlade Record Label:
He is currently signed to Knostra music, Substrate music and The plug.
Oxlade Net Worth
Oxlade boasts of a networth estimate of $50,000 – $100,000.