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By now, Oxlade is a name we are familiar with, thanks to his raw and unadulterated sound and talent. Nigeria is home to a slew of talent, all of whom deserve their flowers, but there is something exceptionally unique about Oxlade. As new talent emerges, and as afrobeat becomes more diverse and an even wider genre, Oxlade’s sound doesn’t get lost.

During this interview, there was nothing but good vibes and positivity. Oxlade’s vibration can’t be matched by many. The Cover sat with the star, a man of few words, who opened up about his music and its depth and what he hopes the journey ahead will hold.

Accelerate TV: What do you think makes your sound stand out?

Oxlade: Quite simply, it would be the reality of my music and it’s consciousness. Anyone who listens can connect to my lyrics, and in turn, it connects me with anyone who is listening. My music is for people who take what I’m saying personally because it truly is representative of day-to-day life.


Accelerate: How much of yourself do you pour into every song you do?

Oxlade: My music isn’t independent of me. It’s not separate in any way. The more songs I do, the more of myself I find. This is something that happens every time I make music. It’s almost as if my identity is my music. 

Accelerate TV: How do you choose which songs to do or keep?

Oxlade: I don’t choose my music. My music comes to me. It just flows. I can’t describe the process. It’s something spiritual. As it comes, I create. For me, it’s easy and organic. That’s for the most part. But I push further sometimes. There are moments where I have musical ideas, and I share those thoughts with a producer I am working with. Other times, I hear something that I like or that moves me, and I just jump on it. I fully immerse myself in it. But no matter what I do, my heart is attached.

Accelerate TV: Is DKT dedicated to anyone in specific and are the lyrics true?

Oxlade: Yeah. It’s about my relationship with my ex. Not quite sure I’d say it’s dedicated to her. But it’s not actually a love song. It’s about toxicity and how it made me go crazy. The words in any Oxlade song are true. Always. They’re facts. I make what I like to call ‘reality music’. I sing about my life and what I’m going through or what I’ve been through.


Accelerate TV: What are your views on love and relationships?

Oxlade: Romantic relationships aren’t for everyone. If you get mind to fall in love, do it. If not free yourself. Commitment isn’t for everyone. I generally don’t like speaking or advising on this issue. I think you should do what makes you happy.


For Oxlade’s full interview, download the digital version of the July 2021 edition of The Cover, here.

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