Nigerian artiste, Oxlade has addressed the controversy surrounding his decision to restrict the Instagram account of the late rapper, Mohbad.
Since Mohbad’s tragic passing on September 12, tributes have poured in from celebrities, fans, and Nigerians at large, honoring the ‘peace’ hitmaker.
Oxlade joined the ranks of those paying their last respects to Mohbad by sharing a screenshot of their Instagram conversation. However, keen observers noted that Mohbad’s account had been restricted, sparking criticism and backlash on various social media platforms.
Reacting to his Twitter page, Oxlade explained that restricting Mohbad’s account was not an act of disrespect or neglect but a means to ensure that he could respond properly to their chat.
Oxlade revealed that his social media accounts are managed by his record label, and restricting an account signals to the label that messages from such accounts are of importance.
Despite receiving death threats related to the matter, Oxlade stressed that he didn’t take these threats personally, but expressed frustration at the bullying he has faced, especially while mourning the loss of a friend.
He urged people to focus on seeking justice for Mohbad and to channel their energies into more positive endeavors.
Oxlade wrote, “Tape drop, I no talk. Lawsuit matter, I no talk. Lost endorsements. I still did not send it. You drag me for TikTok. Call me oxtail. Because the doctor put me on vocal rest for nodules, you people still neva cared, but I still never send.
“On This matter, I won’t be quiet. 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 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’m not speaking on this again, please. Let’s focus on getting justice. Make una use una time to do better things and leave other people to live.
“Note: 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 come from my close friends.
“I have been getting death threats ever since the event was unveiled but I don’t 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.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Oxlade recently fired back at his senior colleague Iyanya, who criticized him for his tribute to the late musician, Mohbad.