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Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, known professionally as Oxlade, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter signed to Troniq Music, Epic Records in France, and Fuenlabrada Records in the UK.[1] He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Away”, which appeared on Rolling Stone’s 50 best songs of 2020. Oxlade was named the first Pandora Africa’s Next Artist in July 2022

Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman was born on 22 April, 1997 in Surulere, a residential area of Lagos. After the passing of his mother at a tender age, he was raised by his father and grandmother. His father was a lecturer at Lagos State University, where he gained admission to study History and International Relations. He enrolled for two years before dropping off to pursue his musical career.

In 2018, he was approached by A&R executive Bizzle Osikoya, right after the release of “Mamiwota” by Blaqbonez, off the Bad Boy Blaq EP, released through 100 Crowns, an imprint of Chocolate City. After his meeting with Bizzle, he signed a management deal with The Plug.[3] Thereafter he signed a publishing, licensing and distribution deal with The Plug Entertainment,[4] and a record deal with Troniq Music. On 27 December 2018, Davido allowed Oxlade perform at City of David concert in Lagos,[5] and he opened for Wizkid in London at Star Boy Fest in 2019.