Born Ikuforiji Abdulrahman Olaitan and raised in Lagos,
Oxlade studied History & International Relations at Lagos State University. He started his musical journey in the choir, and put out his first single on Soundcloud in 2017. He caught the attention of many the following year after he released his first official single ‘Shugar’ which instantly caught the ears of music fans across the nation.
He is also known for the hit song ‘sing’ with Fireboy DML and he has collaborated with an array of top class musicians which include Reekado Banks, Jules, DJ Tunez, Blackbonez and so on. In 2019, Oxlade featured alongside Sneakbo on Skengdo’s UK underground track ‘Brixton Boy’ and he performed to a crowd of approximately 20,000 at the world famous 02 Arena in London at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest.
Oxlade went on to release one of the biggest songs of the decade “Away” which catapulted him to major stardom across the world getting him featured on many top magazines and press around the world. The song was named one of the “Top 50 songs of the year 2020” by Rolling stone which made him the only Nigeria artist to be on that list. He has since then been one of the major faces of afro beats for the new generation and is dedicated to spreading the gospel of afro beats.
In 2020, Oxlade was one of the faces of “Art X Lagos” – a premier fashion show in West Africa that aims at spreading the beauty of African culture. Oxlade has also been forward in human rights activism, running campaigns for the better treatment of his fellow citizens from the Nigerian Government.
In 2022, Oxlade released one of the biggest colors performances “KULOSA”, from an African artist. The song went on to be one of the biggest Afro beats record to ever be released with entries in over 10 singles charts and has at least a silver certification in the U.K and gold certifications in about 7 other countries with the aim of becoming one of the biggest music experts from Nigeria with more new music, visuals and explosive live performances, it is evident that Oxlade is well on his way to achieving all he sets out to.
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