Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, the sensational Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Oxlade, has explained why he restricted late rapper, Mohbad’s messages on Instagram.
Recall that Oxlade recently came under fire after he shared a screenshot of his chat with the late rapper whilst paying tribute to him which showed that he restricted Mohbad’s DM.
Reacting via a statement shared on his X handle on Friday, Oxlade explained that he didn’t restrict Mohbad’s DM out of pride as speculated.
He said he restricted the DMs of important people and friends to show his management who handles his social media accounts that the restricted amounts are personal to him.
He said he has been receiving death threats since the speculations gained prominence.
Oxlade said, “How do you think people like me manage the DMs? We have teams. I restrict certain accounts to only me/my phone so only I can reply.
“I’m not clearing my name. I am giving you facts.
“I’ve lost a friend and I can’t even grieve properly because elders and blogs want to use me for clickbait. Fighting against bullying but you are bullying me. Make it make sense.
“I only restrict accounts I have a personal relationship with because my label runs my account in order not to miss important bookings and business conversations. So the restricted account is a way of pointing out to my label that the messages from these accounts are private and they come from my close friends.
“I have been getting death threats ever since the event was unveiled but I no take anything personal because everything happens for a reason. You can silence me with a scandal but you can never dim my light. Imole season for a reason. Love; Gaza.”