Lagos State, Nigeria
Origin London, UK
Genres Afrobeats Reggae fuji Afropop
Occupation(s) Performer, composer, and artist Recording instruments Singing
active years 2008-present
Record Labels Rasaki
Music Group Starboy (Formerly)
Damilola Afolabi was born on April 10, 1993, professionally known as LAX, is a Nigerian artist. L.A.X began as a rapper and was part of a three-man group called Flyboiz when he was still in high school. On August 20, 2013, LAX signed a major label deal with Starboy Entertainment moments after the release of the critically acclaimed song titled “Caro”, which earned them the “Diaspora Artist of the Year” award at the Entertainment Awards from Nigeria 2014.
In 2012, LAX released their first major single, “Jaye”, which featured the vocal appearance of Ice Prince. Upon his return to Nigeria, he met Wizkid through his stylist and then signed his first professional recording contract with Starboy Entertainment in 2013.
In August 20, 2013, LAX teamed up with Wizkid to release their first single under the label ” Expensive”. which gained wide circulation and took it further in the Nigerian music industry. “Caro” gained wide circulation and was critically accepted among music critics.
The song was nominated for “Best Single of the Year” at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. After the success of “Caro”, L.A.X introduced Wizkid in another song called “Ginger”. The song was nominated for “Best Collaboration” at the 2014 BEN Television Awards. In August 2014, he completed his Masters’s program at the University of Manchester. In an interview with Encomium magazine, L.A.X revealed that his working on its first studio album.
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Hottest Single of the Year Nominated “Caro”, Diaspora Artist of the Year himself won, 2014 BEN Television Awards, Best Collaboration “Ginger
He’s talented and extraordinary. Currently, LAX worth about $12,000.