Ikuforiji Abdulrahman Olaitan is a multi-talented, award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter, currently based in Lagos. He is no doubt, one of the fastest-rising singers in the Nigerian entertainment industry, with his song reaching millions of views of YouTube and other streaming platforms. I guess you must have played Oxlade’s ‘Away’ (if not, wetin you dey wait for?), he is really one of the best singers to watch out for in the future of the music world.
|Real Name||Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman|
|Date of birth||April 22, 1997|
|State of Origin||Lagos|
|Profession||Singer & Songwriter|
|Record Label||The Plug Entertainment, Substrate Music, Knostra Music|
|Associate(s)||Blaqbonez, Fireboy DML, Sophia Alakija, Davido, Ojahbee|
Ikuforiji Abdulrahman Olaitan (aka Oxlade) was born on the 22nd April 1997 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He was raised by his grandma, having lost his mum at an early age. Like many other Nigerian singers, Oxlade started his musical journey in the church, and at a point, became the junior choir master. His maternal uncles where not in support of him making secular music, and it greatly affected his church activities.
Oxlade is 24 years old.
Despite all the set backs, Oxlade stood still in the pursuit of his passion. Despite the disapproval of his father, he continued pursuing music until he gained admission to study History and International Relations at the Lagos State University (LASU). After two years of studying, he dropped out of LASU, a move that didn’t sit well with his father, who in turn stopped catering for his needs.
Oxlade started music at very young age, his were always against this decision but he believed in his dream and worked hard for it. After dropping out the University to pursue music, his family stopped fending for and he had to find his own way.
Oxlade recorded a break in the industry when a Blaqbonez heard his previous single ‘Sour’ and arranged to work with him. They both released a hit track titled ‘Mamiwota’ after hitting the studios. The song has so far garnered more than 250,000 views on YouTube. He further featured YBNL singer, Fireboy DML in a single, ‘Sing’.
On March 2020, Oxlade dropped a six-track EP that was produced mainly by Spax the Producer. One of the tracks in the EP, ‘Tables Turn’, features British Nigerian artist Moelogo. Other great songs on the EP include ‘Hold On’, ‘Weakness’, ‘O2’, ‘Kokose’ and ‘Away’ which has so far garnered more than 2 million views on YouTube.
The EP was followed by the release of an album titled ‘Oxygen’.
Oxlade has released a good number of songs since he joined the entertainment industry, including:
- Causing Trouble
- Hold on
- Brixton Boy
- Tables Turn
- See Heaven
- Teaching You
Oxlade Latest Songs
He has a number of songs to his credit. Notable among them are the hitmakers Away, Hold On, Weakness, DKT among many others. You can listen and download Oxlade’s music here.
Oxlade Record Label
Oxlade is signed to Knostra Music, Substrate Music and The Plug Entertainment.
Oxlade 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.
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 adviced that he wouldn’t give her much love and attention.
Oxlade Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He goes by the handle @oxladeofficial on Instagram, @oxladeofficial on Twitter and Oxlade on Facebook.
Oxlade Net Worth
Oxlade is one of the fast-test rising Nigerian singers, currently signed to The Plug Entertainment, Substrate Music, and Knostra Music. According to Legit.NG, he has an estimated net worth of $75,000.