Nigerian Singer, LAX, born Damilola Afolabi, some weeks ago sparked reactions from fans after he performed at the Olamide’s concert wearing his National Youth Service Corps uniform.
However, the singer whose act was trailed by several reactions from fans has also reacted to the contributions and criticism which have been launched at him.
Speaking on why he performed in his NYSC uniform at the event which held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, LAX said: “I had just completed my National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme at the time, and I wanted to pay homage to the scheme and Nigeria in my own way.”
He continued: “I also wanted to inspire people to know that they can pursue their dreams and still go to school. It is not too good that people always like to dwell on the negatives when reacting to issues.
“I really didn’t pay attention to anybody who criticised me, and that’s because the people who appreciated and commended me were more. Those were the ones that I paid attention to.”
Reacting to the widespread notion that his career is on the decline especially after he left Starboy Records, owned by Nigerian singer, Wizkid, LAX said; “People who are saying that need to go and check the records. I had three big songs that had a lot of views online last year. I travelled to a lot of countries and I enjoyed massive love everywhere that I performed. I will be releasing my debut album this year and I want my fans to watch out for it. People should listen to good music, not trash.”
“To be honest, I have more fans outside the country than in Nigeria. Nowadays, one can actually go online and find out where 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 travelled out of the country on tour. I went to about 14 cities in Europe and America.”