I Left My House to Follow My Music - Oxlade
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, also known as Oxlade, is a Nigerian singer who ran away from home to seek a career in music. He has revealed what he did to live.
In a recent interview, Oxlade said that in order to pay his expenses and survive, he worked as a motor park tout (also known as a “agbero”), sold bus tickets, and performed various menial tasks.
The singer claimed that he had to move away from home since his lecturer father disapproved of his choice to pursue music as a career.
Oxlade said that the time he spent living on the streets while pursuing his music career had taught him how to make wiser judgments.
He said: “Honestly, my dad was initially uninterested. However, persistence and my stubbornness paid off [laughs].
“At some point in my life, I left the house to pursue music on a personal level. And in order to survive, I had to do all kinds of things. selling food and bus tickets while attending events.
Avowing that “if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere,” he emphasized that he was from the “streets of Surulere” in Lagos.
Source – Africanworldentertainment.com