- Nigerian singer Oxlade, has said that he had to perform errands to make ends meet after fleeing home to pursue his career
- In a recent interview, the singer disclosed that he had to leave home because his lecturer father originally did not support his dream to become a musician
- While at that, he disclosed that he had to sell bus tickets and food at parties to make ends meet while he was far from home
Nigerian singer, Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, popularly known as Oxlade, has confessed that he ran away from home to pursue his music career.
According to the artist, he had to leave his family since his lecturer father was opposed to his musical ambitions.
The ‘Ku lo sa’ crooner disclosed that he had to sell bus tickets and food at parties to make ends meet while he pursued his dreams.
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During an interview, Oxlade stated:
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"Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off.
"I ran away from the house at some point in my life to pursue music personally. And I had to do all sorts of stuff to survive. Selling bus tickets and selling foods at parties."
Recalling that he is from the ‘streets of Surulere’ in Lagos, he boasted that "if one can survive in Surulere, one can survive anywhere."
Oxlade went on to say that his experience in the "trenches" prepared him to make good decisions in life.
Watch his interview below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that Nigerian Afrobeat singer Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman aka Oxlade, sparked reactions online with how he reacted to a fan that seemed to have gotten under his skin.
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Oxlade recently held an Instagram live session as he tried to bond with his fans; however, the singer somehow got involved in a skirmish with a fan.
During the live social media session, the Kulosa singer was seen to have just stood still reading something before lashing out at the fan. He called the fan stupid, mad and possessed.