Nigerian-born sensation, Oxlade, introduced his much-anticipated new song “INTOXYCATED” to the world on BBC Radio 1’s popular show, Future Sounds with Jack Saunders. Making this release even more compelling, Oxlade has partnered with British rap luminary, Dave, offering an irresistible mix of musical genius.
“INTOXYCATED” acts as a successor to the hit single “OVAMI”, where Oxlade teamed up with Flavour, which hit the airwaves back in May. The artistic minds behind the track include The Kazes, Deeyasso Beatz, and Spax, who lent their writing skills to this intoxicating melody.
The relationship between Oxlade and Dave seems to be a dynamic one, marked by mutual respect and curiosity. Oxlade shed light on the development process, revealing some intriguing insights during his conversation with host Jack Saunders.
He explained how Dave “literally interviewed” him before contributing his verse to the song, leading to a heartwarming shopping venture. “I understand, but you know, that alone just made new respect him different,” Oxlade revealed.
The pair’s adventures didn’t stop at shopping. They also paid a visit to a place called “the church”, which, as it turns out, was not an actual church, but the name of the studio where they recorded.
Oxlade, awed by Dave’s meticulous nature and refusal to settle for the ordinary, found common ground in their mutual choosiness. He confessed, “You know, we can call ourselves divas. We don’t want to be dramatic with it, but he’s so picky, and I respect that so much.”
Oxlade is a rising star in the Afrobeat scene. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has made his mark with his fusion of contemporary beats and traditional Nigerian sounds. Bursting onto the scene with his single “Shugar” in 2018, Oxlade’s passionate vocals and raw talent quickly earned him recognition. He has since collaborated with an array of artists, both nationally and internationally, establishing himself as a global act to watch. His soulful music, paired with thoughtful lyrics, brings a fresh perspective to Afrobeat, captivating audiences around the world.