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Oxlade Drops New Single 'DKT (Dis Kind Ting)'

The buzzing Nigerian artist is back with his latest offering since the release of 'Away.'

Oxlade returns with his latest single "DKT (Dis Kind Ting)" the latest in a string of tracks and collaborations that the artist has dropped this year.

The buzzing Nigerian artist drops the breezy track, produced by Spax. It's the follow-up to the feel-good "Away," which he dropped earlier this year. "DKT" is also a light and melodic tune that sees the artist doing what he does best.


He released his EP Oxygene and also featured on Skip Marley's track "Slow Down" alongside American singer H.E.R. and fellow Nigerian star Davido.

OkayAfrica spoke with the artist back in April, upon the release of the EP. "I want to be known as the biggest afrobeats act worldwide," said the artist. "I want fans from all round the world."

Listen to "DKT" below.

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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