Oxlade, the rising Nigerian singer, has found himself amidst a whirlwind of controversies. The singer has been under scrutiny for his actions on Instagram, specifically concerning the late artist Mohbad’s account. Reports from various sources have highlighted that Oxlade tweeted a screenshot of his communication with Mohbad, which displayed a restricted icon on the DM.
Addressing the outrage, Oxlade clarified that his Instagram account is managed by his record label. The restriction on certain accounts, including Mohbad’s, is a method he employs to label private conversations. This ensures that these messages remain inaccessible to his team, preserving the privacy of personal interactions. He emphasized that only accounts with which he shares a personal relationship are restricted. This is to signal to his label that messages from these accounts are private and originate from close friends.
The singer also touched upon the challenges he has faced on social media. From the leaking of a personal tape to facing a lawsuit and losing endorsements, Oxlade expressed his distress over the events. He mentioned receiving death threats but remains undeterred, stating, “You can silent me with a scandal but you can never dim my light.”
Adding another layer to the controversy, senior artist Iyanya took a jab at Oxlade, accusing him of showing ‘fake love’ and making an insincere tribute post for Mohbad. Oxlade’s response to Iyanya was direct and unambiguous. He referred to Iyanya as a fool and hinted at addressing the matter at an appropriate time. “Sometimes silence is not loud enough for a foól to get the answer. 8 pm. We go yarn,” Oxlade retorted.
The music industry and fans await further developments on this matter. As artists express their grief and pay tribute to the late Mohbad, it’s essential to remember the impact and legacy he left behind.