Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ikuforiji Olaitan AbdulRahman, better known by his stage name Oxlade,has opened up about his humble beginnings in a recent interview.
The rising star revealed how he used to sell bus tickets and food at parties to make ends meet after running away from home to pursue his music career.
Despite having a father who is a university lecturer, Oxlade’s passion for music did not receive his support initially. But with his determination and persistence, he eventually won his father over.
“Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off [laughs]“.
“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.”
The singer added that:”if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere.” when asked what his advice does he have for the youths.
Watch the video below:
“I ran away from home at some point… I sold bus tickets and I sold food at parties”
– Oxlade pic.twitter.com/YwV0vOUAh1
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) May 7, 2023
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