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Oxlade Basic Information
|Real Name:||Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||22 April 1997 (26 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Surulere, Nigeria|
|Education:||Lagos State University (Dropped Out)|
|Height:||5 ft 8|
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman popularly known as Oxlade is a well-known Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for his works with the rapper Blaqbonez, Fireboy DML, Ice Prince and more. Oxlade’s style of Afro Fusion has gained him recognition in the Nigerian music industry, earning him a loyal fan base all over the country and also in Africa.
Early Life & Career
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman was born and raised in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. His mother died while he was still young, causing him to be raised by his grandmother. He has shared a few videos of himself visiting her during his rise to recognition.
Oxlade’s musical journey began at age of 10. At the time, he was a singer in church, and it grew while he attended school. After gaining admission into the Lagos State University to study History and International Relations, he dropped out two years later to pursue music full-time. His father and his uncles did not support his decision, leading the former to stop caring for his needs.
Oxlade first achieved recognition following the release of the single “Mamiwota” by Blaqbonez on which he features. Blaqbonez had heard his song, “Sour” and arranged for them to collaborate. Later on, he worked with Fireboy DML on the song “Sing”. He has stated that he almost gave up on music until Afro-pop star, Davido spotted him and sent encouraging messages on social media. This led him to put in more work.
He is currently signed to The Plug Entertainment, Substrate Music and Knostra Music. Oxlade had the “Oxygene EP” to massive acclaim further cementing his place in the Nigerian music scene. He also earned one of the year’s biggest releases with “Away” in 2020. He has since collaborated with Ice Prince on “Kolo”, M.I Abaga, and several other big names in the Nigerian music industry.
The singer apparently still has both parents, but he appears to have a close relationship with his mother.
It’s unclear what name Oxlade’s mother bears. But one thing is clear: He is closer to his mother than he is to his father. He had once shared a picture of her on Twitter and shouted her out as the ghostwriter of his songs.
oxlade’s father is no other than Mr Ikuforiji, who used to be a lecturer at Lagos State University (LASU).
Oxlade has not revealed much about his siblings. So details about them are pretty scanty.
Oxlade is currently single. He has stated that he had broken up with a girl who he was in love with before attaining recognition. Apparently, he was seeing her behind her boyfriend’s back. He revealed “It was bound to crash, yet we were very optimistic. She had a man, and you know how illegal things are the sweetest things? I tell you my brother, no cap, they are the best. It was more like a Situationship but I invested time and everything. It was just six months. So it was very illegal. She was cheating on her boyfriend with me so it was very toxic.”
He has also revealed that she ended up choosing the other guy over him because her friends advised that he wouldn’t give her much love and attention.
Oxlade is pretty much a voice on the way at this point in his career, and he isn’t too loud. Of course, that in no way means he doesn’t love life on the fast lane.
The exact estimate of Oxlade’s net worth is not known to the general public because he has never revealed it. However, some media sites including Legit.ng estimate his worth to be around $75,000. Oxlade has neither confirmed nor refuted this estimate. His success in the music industry and back-to-back gigs proves that he would have a good stash in the bank.
In 2-21, the singer was said to be living with his grandmother in Surulere. Most likely than not, he is no longer living there. But he still resides in Lagos.
Oxlade is still a musician on the rise, so his assets are pretty few. He hasn’t been known to have a car for a while. But recently, pictures surfaced showing him posing with a Range Rover, the ownership of which is unclear.
The Nigerian singer is associated with Troniq Music, Epic Records in France,