Oxlade, the 26-year-old singer, whose real name is Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, recently shared his challenging journey as a struggling artist. He revealed that his decision to pursue a music career was met with opposition from his lecturer father, leading him to leave home and take on various menial jobs, including selling BRT tickets.
During this period, Oxlade even found himself sleeping under the bridge in Abulegba, Lagos State, as he pursued his music aspirations. He reflected on these experiences while appearing on the Afrobeats podcast hosted by Adesope Olajide.
Oxlade emphasized the importance of taking time to create meaningful songs rather than rushing to produce hits. He pointed out the enduring value of his tracks like “Away” and “Ku Lo Sa,” which have retained their popularity over the years. He expressed his desire to leave a lasting impact and create classics that resonate with listeners, aiming for a meaningful and enduring musical legacy.