LAX speaks on exit from Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment

Rising pop singer Damilola ‘LAX’ Afolabi has confirmed widespread speculations that he has left Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment in a new interview.
Addressing the issue in an exclusive chat with The Punch on Sunday, April 9, 2017, the Ole crooner confirmed his exit saying that though he is now on his own in terms of pushing his music and all, he still has a working relationship with Wizkid, perhaps as a way of showing there is no bad blood between them.
He also touched on plans to embark on a US tour after which he would return, put finishing touches to his album and release it.
He said:
“I am no longer signed to Star Boy Records. Right now, I’m focusing on my own outfit and I’m doing my videos, A & R, music promotion, PR and other things myself.
“I’ve been working on my album for a while now but I’m still trying to put some finishing touches to it. I will be releasing it soon but that would be after I get back from my US tour.
“However, Star Boy has a lot of input in my new album that would be released soon and I still have a working relationship with Wizkid.”
Given his plans to embark on a tour in the USA when he is yet to fully gain acceptance and dominate the industry in Nigeria, the Gimme Dat crooner said it was as a result of the love he’s received over time from that part of the world.
He also added that feedback for his music has been really positive in places like London and Canada.
He continued:
“To be honest, I have more fans outside the country than in Nigeria. Nowadays, one can actually go online and find out where the majority of downloads, streaming, and other Internet activities come from. And I have discovered that most of my fans are in the US, followed by Canada and London.
“Obviously, they want me there more and that’s why I usually go there on tour. I had amazing experiences when I traveled out of the country on tour. I went to about 14 cities in Europe and America.”
Over the last few years, LAX has been one of the acts in the local industry to spring up bits of surprises with the music especially after enlisting Dremo and Ycee for the April 2016 club smash Ole which was put together by Legendury Beatz.
The 24-year-old also served a bit of magic with Gimme Dat and Ginger, both acclaimed pop songs suited for the nightlife. But he has not particularly broken into the top tier despite the push.
This became all the more a surprise especially with his connection to Starboy Entertainment which is supposed to serve as a launch pad for him.
As a result, there had been rumours of a split between him and the Ojuelegba star but all of these lacked substance as none of the parties was addressing the issue.
It has all been fully laid to bed now and hopefully LAX forges ahead into more greatness.
In case you missed it, the duo enjoyed massive airplay with their 2013 collaboration Caro and left many speculating how much more they could achieve together given their chemistry on the song.
But it’s all history now, perhaps not, only time will tell.


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