Causing serious waves across the international music scene since the release of his dazzling debut EP ‘Oxygene’ which has since amassed over 70 million streams and its addictive lead single ‘Away’ being named as one of Rolling Stone’s ’50 Biggest Songs of 2020’ – the fast rising Nigerian Afro-fusion music act Oxlade drops the brand-new, official visual for his smooth single ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing)’.
The follow-up to the ‘Oxygene’ EP, the Spax-produced single has now received over 8 million streams since its release last year. The dreamy, visual depicting love’s ups and downs, was directed by Dammy Twitch (Davido, Teni The Entertainer, Mayorkun) and stars Nigerian model TaraGold.
Released last spring. Oxygene’ comprised six vibrant tracks which offered a formal introduction to the talents of the exciting Lagos-based musician Oxlade, ahead of his inevitable and imminent ascension to stratospheric heights.
Backed-up with production from top class Nigerian producers including Spax, Dera, Lussh, Echo and London-based Nosa Apollo, the EP combined Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country influences with Oxlade’s distinctive, soulful vocals and mesmerising song-writing and storytelling to create a project that is undeniably a modern classic/
Since then, Oxlade has gone on to feature on the P2J remix to the Skip Marley and H.E.R track ‘Slow Down’ alongside Davido, collaborated with Nigerian producer Ojahbee on the track ‘Dutty Love’ and most recently featured on Spinall’s album GRACE on the track ‘Jabole’ with Ycee and on Ice Prince’s single ‘KOLO’. Outside of music, Oxlade has been adamant about using his voice and platform to raise awareness around real issues affecting Nigerians, including last year’s #EndSARS protests which he played an integral part in.
Born and raised in the well-known Mushin area of Lagos and later going on to study History & International Relations at Lagos State University, Oxlade started his musical journey in the choir. He started to put out music on Soundcloud in 2017 and the following year released his first official single ‘Shugar’ which instantly caught the attention of hordes of music fans. Also known for the hit song ‘Sing’with Fireboy DML and collaborations with acts such as Reekado Banks and DJ Tunez, another breakthrough moment for Oxlade was his feature on the Blaqbonez track ‘Mamiwota’ in 2019. In the same year, Oxlade featured alongside Sneakbo on Skengdo’s UK underground track ‘Brixton Boy’ and he performed to a 20,000-strong audience at the world famous O2 Arena in London at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest.