Your favourite musicians also have favourite musicians, and that’s why we created #MyLoop — a weekly series that asks Nigerian stars who they like to listen to when they’re feeling any type of way.

Over the past year, Oxlade’s steady transformation into an afropop mainstay has been a delight to watch. Since his standout appearance on Blaqbonez’s “Mamiwota”, he has been impossible to avoid — dropping solid singles (“Shugar”, “Legend”) and teaming up with other exciting stars.

Deservedly nominated for ‘Rookie of the Year’ at this year’s Headies — alongside Crayon, Barry Jhay and Buju — and set to perform at Wizkid’s second headline show at the O2 Arena, Starboy Fest, it’s clear that Oxlade isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

So, in an attempt to discover the kind of artists that inspire the up-and-comer, we at Zikoko decided to ask him about the songs he listens to when he is feeling any major emotion (ranging from happiness to anger) or doing something as simple as getting dressed.

From Santi to Adele, here are the artists that made Oxlade’s loop:

1. Happy:

2. Sad:

3. Angry:

4. In Love:

5. Heartbroken:

6. Turned On:

7. Uninspired:

8. Homesick:

9. Driving:

10. Getting Dressed:


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