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EXCLUSIVE! Canadian-Nigerian Rapper Dax Speaks On Plan To Unite Africa With The Rest Of The World With His Music

HEP | July 29, 2021

Dax has been one of the most-exciting young talents in Europe & America in the last 2 years following a series of releases including remixes of Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me‘, ‘Changes‘ and ‘Hit Em Up‘. He also did a remix of songs by other artists like Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Rap God‘, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You‘ and the late XXXTentacion’s ‘Look at Me‘.

His swift rise and exponential growth is something that has left tongues asking questions of his profile, where he’s from, amongst other things. Dax, real name Daniel Nwosu Jr. is a Nigerian-Canadian Hip Hop singer and songwriter who became popular after releasing the video of his hit single, ‘Cash Me Outside’, but as HEP mentioned to him, ‘Dear God’ caught our attention first.

The 27-year-old who is clearly gaining more grounds in Africa, especially in Lagos, Nigeria; spoke to us about a few things including plans on the release of his forthcoming album and single (“Child Of God”).

Speaking on his plan to unite Africa with the rest of the world with his music, the rapper emphasized on the fact that he’ll continue to do what he has always done.

Plan for bridging the Gap is just continuing to do what I always do which is show love,” the ‘Dear God’ performer said.

 

Dax was born on March 22, 1994, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His family moved to Ottawa, Ontario at a young age and later moved to Wichita, Kansas. He attended the University of Montana and later transferred to Newman University, where he played guard for the Newman Jets basketball team.

He initially wrote poetry and was a motivational speaker. He was born to Nigerian parents of Igbo decent who migrated to Canada before he was born. According to the songwriter, he appreciates his Nigerian roots and often talks about growing up under Nigerian parents in another country.

One of the most significant ways he has shown his love for Nigeria is getting a Nigerian flag tattoo on his neck and constantly displaying the flag itself on his social media accounts.

Despite all these, a whole lot of people are just finding out he has a Nigerian root, especially Nigerians themselves. The rapper is however pleased with the way they’re getting acclimatized.

Speaking on this, Dax said: “It’s nice for people to find out the way they are,” he said, adding plans to come perform in front of Nigerians soon.

“I going to come perform out there too and other places in Africa. May collaborate with some artists as well”

On which Nigerian artist(s) he plans on working with, he made it known that he’s yet to speak with any, but he is working with other artists from other countries.

Dax will be dropping the first track ‘Child Of God‘ off his forthcoming album officially on Friday.

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