Oxlade openly says the reason why he dropped out of the university was due to the pressure from cultist.
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known by his stage name Oxlade, a Nigerian singer, has admitted that he left Lagos State University (LASU) in his final year because cult members were pressuring him to join their group.
This revelation was made by the artist during a podcast interview with Tea with Tay. He stated that up until he was forced to abandon out due of cults, he was continuously reading his books and studying his Bible.
He started by saying, “During my university days, I was always in the church reading Bible and books. Then I dropped out in my final year. I’ve never said this before. I dropped out when some boys were trying to make me join gang.”
Oxlade claimed that the cultists were persistent in their efforts to get him to join them. He continued by saying that God had intervened just in time for him because the cult members had gone looking for him in his hostel not long after his grandmother had begged him to return home. When they were unable to locate him, they pounced on his companions and injured them critically.
“One day, my grandma called me and asked where I was. I replied that I was on campus, and she told me to start visiting our family home in Ibadan. I went to Ibadan, and that day, those boys nearly killed my roommates,” Oxlade recalled.
“That’s why I appreciate my grandma’s importance in my life. Forget all these things say we dey whyne, God dey, truly, there’s God. And I’m saying this with my full chest, God has saved me countless times. That’s why I could come back twice as tall, just as Burna Boy called it.”
He didn’t understand how, but his grandma’s sense of intuition was right on.
“I don’t know how my grandma knew, she just told me to come to Ibadan, that I shouldn’t go and pack anything from the hostel, so I was there for a week. So the next few days my roommates said that they came to beat the shit out of them because of me,” he recounted.
The performer then emphasized that this his final visit to LASU.