Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known by his stage name Oxlade, is a well-known Nigerian singer and composer. He is most recognized for his collaborations with other artists like the rapper Blaqbonez, Fireboy DML, Ice Prince, and others. Oxlade’s Afro-Fusion style has won him fame in the Nigerian music business and earned him a dedicated fan following all across the nation as well as in Africa. His fans can be found all over the continent.
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman spent his childhood in the community of Surulere, which is located in the state of Lagos, Nigeria. Because his mother passed away when he was still a young child, his grandmother was the one who brought him up. During his rise to prominence, he documented his trips to see her in a few videos that he shared online.
Oxlade started his career as a musician when he was 10 years old. He was already a singer in the church at the time, but his talent continued to develop while he was in school. After being accepted into Lagos State University, where he planned to major in History and International Relations, he left school after just two years in order to pursue music as his full-time occupation. His father and his uncles did not agree with his choice, which is what caused his father to quit providing for all of his requirements.
Oxlade originally came to public attention when the track “Mamiwota” by Blaqbonez, on which he appears, was made available for purchase and download. After listening to his song “Sour,” Blaqbonez decided it would be a good idea for them to work together. In later years, he collaborated with Fireboy DML on the recording of the song “Sing.” He has revealed that until the African pop singer Davido saw him and offered supportive comments on social media, he was on the verge of giving up on music completely. Because of this, he decided to put in more effort.
At the moment, he is under contract with The Plug Entertainment, as well as Substrate Music and Knostra Music. After receiving widespread praise for the release of the “Oxygene EP,” Oxlade further solidified his position in the Nigerian music industry. In the year 2020, he also had one of the most successful releases with the song “Away.” Since then, he has worked together on the song “Kolo” with Ice Prince, M.I. Abaga, and a number of other prominent figures in the Nigerian music business.
On the 22nd of April in 1997, Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, also known as Oxlade, was born into this world. In this April 2022, he had his 25th birthday celebrations.
Because Oxlade came from a middle-class family, he was able to get a good education. His elementary and secondary studies were both completed at prestigious private institutions of the highest caliber.
He graduated from high school in 2013 and did well on his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations) (SSCE).
His application to Lagos State University was accepted, and he was given the opportunity to major in History as well as International Relations. He attended the school for a total of two years before deciding to leave in order to concentrate on his developing music career.
Oxlade’s Blaqbonez Meeting
Once again, miles craved encouragement, and he received it from artist Davido. After listening to one of the miles’ songs, Davido wrote him messages on Instagram full of words of support. According to him, the constant stream of messages reached the point whereby he became on the verge of giving up on the song altogether. Using the term “afro-fusion” to describe the kind of music he plays.
Oxlade also incorporates elements of soul music from the United States of America into his sound, all of which have their origins in his own nation and allow him to express his soul via the music of his native land.
With songs such as “Happiness,” “Ojoro,” and “Questionnaire,” as well as “Sing” (which became a success), and “Mamiwota,” which is quite popular and features Blaqbonez. Oxlade is quickly developing into a power to reckon with in the business, a reality that has been supported by means of his modern-day hit and first legitimate single “Shugar.” It is fair to say that the ox is here to stay.
Awards and Nominations
Oxlade was considered for the Rookie of the Year award at the Headies Awards 2019, which took place in 2019. The following year, he was able to obtain a second nomination for Next Rated Artiste, but Omah Lay, one of his colleagues, ultimately won the award.
In addition to that, he was considered a candidate for the Next Rated Artiste award in the male category at the City People Music Awards in the year 2020.
On April 22nd, the rising star of the music industry Oxlade turned 25 years old. The singer is undeniably one of the most successful musicians in the nation at the moment, and the money he makes from his profession is continuing to pile up. Because of this, he chooses to make his home in a luxurious mansion on Victoria Island and stock his garage with expensive automobiles.
The artist, who is well-known for his love songs, has chosen to conceal his relationship status from the general public because he does not feel comfortable discussing the specifics of his personal life with the general public. On the other hand, there are rumors that he is involved in a romantic relationship with a female star who works in the entertainment sector.
Oxlade is an attractive guy who stands at five feet tall, has light skin, and wears his hair in dreadlocks. He is a member of the football team known as Arsenal. The enormous number of female followers he has may be attributed, in part, to his good looks and his musical ability.
At the beginning of 2022, a sex video featuring the singer Oxlade and a woman called Tamara @Rachyyveer was discovered on the internet. This film was the source of the controversy that engulfed Oxlade.
There is a persistent allegation circulating that Oxlade’s girlfriend may be Tamara @Rachyyveer and that the s*xtape that was illegally distributed was done so for the purpose of clout to promote his new single.
Oxlade is currently estimated to be having a net worth of about US$800,000 – US$1 million.
He has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and over 726k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle – @oxladeofficial
- Twitter handle – @oxladeofficial
- Want You
- Tables Turn
At the moment, Oxlade does not have a partner. Before he became famous, he is said to have ended his relationship with a woman who was the object of his romantic interest. It would seem that he was having an affair with her while her boyfriend was around. He said, “It was doomed to fail, but we remained cautiously hopeful.” She had a guy, and you know how the things that are against the law can be the most delicious things? I’m telling you, my brother, these are without a doubt the greatest of the bunch. Although it was more of a Situationship, I did invest my time and everything else in it. It had been only half a year. Therefore, it was highly against the law. Because she was cheating on her partner with me, the relationship was quite poisonous.
He also said that she ended up picking the other man over him because her friends had warned her that he wouldn’t offer her a lot of love and attention and she listened to their advice.
House & Cars
Oxlade is not one to show off his asset. He has yet to share any photos of a house and cars that he owns. He keeps his private life private.
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