My music is inspired by King Sunny Ade and Fuji music- Nigerian artiste, L.A.X
By Patricia Uyeh,
Nigerian recording artiste, Damilola Afolabi, professionally known as L.A.X, in a recent chat talked about his music career, his role models in the industry, his biggest collaboration, his next move and more.
Speaking on his music career, the 23-year-old said:
“I’ve always loved music even from a young age. Talking about the profession, music happened to me from way back in summer 2008. I frequented a particular studio owned by a friend because I wanted to watch and listen to my guys record their music. I was asked to drop a number of lines one day and that was the first time I heard myself recorded. It all went on from there, this music career.”
Speaking on his role models, he said:
“As a young boy, I voluntarily listened to a lot of Sunny Ade and Fuji music. The Yoruba Fuji legends still occupy a large space in my music style”
According to him, his biggest collaboration till date is that with Wande Coal. On that, he said:
“My latest collaboration with Wande Coal, I am really looking forward to reviews”
Speaking on the kind of impact he would like to be remembered for, L.A.X said:
“I want the young people to hear my music, read about me and be convinced that they can have a formal education and still make it in the entertainment industry.
Secondly, I want my music to have a resonating vibe to it, in the sense that even years after I’m no more, people will still appreciate the work I left behind”
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