Recording artiste ‘L.A.X’ is our 1st Artiste of The Week for 2021

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Damilola Afolabi (born April 10, 1993), known professionally as L.A.X is a Nigerian recording artist. L.A.X started out as a rapper and was part of a three-man group called Flyboiz while he was still in high school. On August 20, 2013, L.A.X signed a major-label deal with Starboy Entertainment moments after releasing the critically acclaimed song titled “Caro” which won him the “Diaspora Artiste of The Year” at the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

 

In 2012, L.A.X released his first major single “Jaye” which featured vocal appearance from Ice Prince. Upon his return to Nigeria, he met Wizkid through his stylist and went on to sign his first professional recording contract with Starboy Entertainment in 2013.

 

No 4. Jaye feat. Ice prince. Song was produced by biano and released in mid 2012.

 

LAX had his secondary school education at Nigerian Turkish International College, Lagos where he formed a music group called Flyboiz, releasing a single titled “Busy Body”.[5] With the view of furthering his education, L.A.X left the group to study in the United Kingdom where he started recording songs and shot few videos.

 

No 3. Caro (with wizkid). Released  August 2013; first single under Starboy Entertainment.

 

No 2. Go Low. Off his latest Album; Zaza Vibes, released in Late 2020.  The album is a 12 track album featuring vocals from simi, mr eazi, peruzzi and a couple of other big Nigerian acts.

 

Following the success of “Caro”, L.A.X featured Wizkid on another song titled “Ginger”. The song was nominated in the “Best Collaboration” category at the 2014 edition of BEN Television Awards.[9][10] In August 2014, he completed his master’s degree programme from the University of Manchester

 

No 1. Run Away (Remix) feat. Wande Coal. Released in 2017, produced by spotless. (According to LAX, after the release of the original song, he was in London when he heard Wande coal freestyle to his song in a friend’s video on snapchat. He quickly put a call through to him and asked about working with wande coal on a remix for the song).

 

 

Happy New Year guys!

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