I lost over N400m, all my endorsement deals after my tape leaked – Oxlade

Nigerian Afropop singer, Ikuforiji Olaitan, popularly known as Oxlade, has opened up on the heavy cost of his private videos getting leaked online.

The ‘Away’ crooner revealed that he lost all his endorsement deals worth over N400 million and brands canceled their engagements with him.

It may be recalled that two years ago, Oxlade made headlines when his bedroom video with a lady surfaced on multiple social media platforms.

I lost all my endorsement deals after my videos leaked - Oxlade

Speaking in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast, Oxlade disclosed that he was being blackmailed with the video before it got leaked.

He explained that he felt relieved when the videos finally hit social media because he was tired of the blackmailer using it to extort money from him.

He, however, admitted that the scandal affected his family and his mental health as well as his brand and he had to go for 3-month rehabilitation in the United Kingdom.

Oxlade also said that despite the personal relief, what broke him regarding the scandal was when his grandmother started crying.

The singe further disclosed that revealed that brands distanced themselves from him with the excuse that he is bad influence on the youth and children who see him as a role model.

Watch the interview: