Oxlades Opens Up To BBC News Pidgin

by Jewel Ghene


Ikuforiji Abdulrahman Olaitan popularly known as Oxlade has granted an interview to BBC News Pidgin.

The AfroPop Star came into the limelight in 2019 and has since blessed us with arrays of feel good jamz. Opening up to BBC News pidgin, has given fans the opportunity to know the "Away" crooner better. Speaking to BBC News Pidgin, DYESEK got five details about Oxlade:

1. The singer lost his mom at the tender age of three and was raised by his maternal grandmother alongside his brother. As stated by him, his grandmother’s love for him is one of his biggest motivations.

2. Oxlade dropped out of the university in his final year due to a life-threatening circumstance, but this came as a blessing in disguise as it gave him more time to focus on his music.

3. He disclosed that he felt down on his luck when the Covid-19 pandemic came up in 2020 as this made him fearful of dropping his Oxygene EP. He however attained confidence after his hit single "Away" was widely accepted.

4. Personally, the singer feels that being nominated for the Headies awards is a nod of acknowledgment and additional motivation as he aspires to be one of the biggest afrobeats acts in Africa in the nearest future.

5. Oxlade in the interview showed how passionate he is about his painted nails; each sign has a meaning for him and broke the meanings of each painted symbol down. The dog paws on his pinkie finger signify baby steps and gradual growth, while the Roman numeral 28 represents the day he lost his mom as well as his brother’s birthday. He explains the next symbol on his middle finger to mean that he can also be dirty while the cross symbol that comes after is a testament of his belief in Jesus Christ. The last is symbolic of his transparent nature as he explains that he doesn’t hate on anyone and is not shady.

Oxlade has been nominated for the Headies award under the "next rated category" along side talented new acts such as Bella Shmurda, Tems and Omah Lay. We wish the singer all the best.

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