Daniel Daxton Muzi Clay Nwosu Jr., popularly known by his stage name as Dax, was born on March 22, 1994. Dax is a Canadian-born rapper, songwriter, singer, and YouTuber. Although he was born in Canada, he is of Nigerian descent, as his father is of the Igbo tribe.
In 2017, Dax released “Cash Me Outside” featuring Danielle Bregoli. It went viral and became a trending song, increasing Dax’s popularity and recognition. Dax rose to fame after releasing hit singles such as “I Want”, “KillShot Freestyle”, and “She Cheated Again”. Dax is renowned for making diss tracks at popular YouTubers, including PewDiePie, RiceGum, and Jake Gum.
Without a doubt, he has a lot of potential as he is one of the most talented and influential rappers in Canada. While growing up, he planned to become a professional basketball player, playing for three basketball teams in his four and half years in college. While at Newman University, Dax worked as a part-time janitor (night shift). Also, he was interested in spoken-word poetry and enjoyed public speaking as a motivational speaker.
Dax’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.7 million. This post talks about his early life, parents, education, biography, career, rise to fame, income, and net worth.
|Full Name||Daniel Daxton Muzi Clay Nwosu Jr.|
|Age||29 years old|
|Date Of Birth||March 22, 1994|
|Birth Place||St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada|
|Father||Mr. Daniel Nwosu|
|Mother||Mrs. Juliette Nwosu|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)|
|Weight||78 kg (171.6 lbs)|
|Occupation/Source of Income||Rapper, Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$1.7 million|
Dax was born on March 22, 1994, to the Nwosu family. His birth name is Daniel Nwosu Jr., and his birthplace is St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada. Dax’s parents (Daniel and Juliette Nwosu) are both Nigerian immigrants who moved to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in search of better opportunities.
Dax’s father worked in Mississippi as an engineer, while his mother did multiple jobs before settling for nursing. He grew up with his elder sisters, Rosen and Andrea Nwosu. He was bred in Ottawa and traveled to Wichita, Kansas, for studies before moving to Los Angeles. He attended Sunrise Christian Academy and later went to Casper College. Then he proceeded to the university of Montana and then Newman University. Dax graduated from Newman University with a degree in Communications.
Like every other young boy, Dax was interested in sports. Particularly, he loved playing basketball, and his biggest influences were Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. He played basketball during his time in high school and college.
As a budding basketball player, Daniel Nwosu was brilliant on the court. He won the Моѕt Vаluаblе Рlауеr (МVР) award in his senior year in high school. While at Newman University, he played guard for the Newman Jets basketball team, and eventually, he made it to the second-team All-Heartland Conference.
Due to his financial struggles, he worked as an after-hour janitor at Newman University after school hours. According to Dax, he enjoyed working as a janitor because it gave him time to write rap songs and work on his music career.
Apart from basketball, Dax is a lover of music. He had a knack for crafting poems and putting them together to sound pleasing to the ears. While in school, he would write poems while riding in the basketball team’s bus. At work breaks, he would record motivational videos on his iPhone. His love for poetry grew, and this grew his passion and proficiency in rapping.
He made several rap songs, including freestyles and remixes of popular songs. He remixed several Eminem songs as well as remixes of popular hip-hop songs like “Godzilla” and “WHAT’s POPPIN”. These songs were uploaded on his SoundCloud account and YouTube channel, which he created way back in 2012. Despite posting music content on his YouTube channel, he didn’t get any recognition or traction on those songs.
In 2017, he released several songs, including “The Basketball Song”, “Hilly Hilly Hilly Clinton”, “My President Bad Boujee”, and “Black in America”. He also dropped songs like “Jack Sucks” and “Humble“, which are diss tracks aimed at YouTube stars Jake Paul and RiceGum, respectively. His first mixtape “2pac Reincarnation Vol 2: As Told By Dax” was released in 2017, and it was a success.
Still in the year 2017, Dax released “Саѕh Mе Outѕіdе“, a song which featured Dаnіеllе Вrеgоlі, aka Вhаd Вhаbіе. That was the biggest moment at that point of his career, as the music video for the song garnered over 22 million views on YouTube.
In August 2018, Dax released his much-anticipated studio album titled “It’s Different Now” featuring guest appearances from OT Genasis and Futuristic. The seven-track album consists of songs like “No Respect” featuring Futuristic, “Crackin On My Own”, “Gotta Get It” featuring OT Genasis, “Why is You Leavin”, “No Cappin”, “Did It First”, and “All Night Long”. He also got featured in Hopsin’s song entitled “You Should’ve Known”.
Dax has collaborated with the likes of Hopsin and K.A.A.N and dropped tracks like “Killshot Freestyle”, “Rap God Freestyle”, “She Cheated Again”, “Joker”, “Faster”, “I Don’t Want Another Sorry” featuring Tech N9ne and Trippie Redd.
In June 2019, Dax went on the “It Goes Up” tour alongside Kansas City star, Tech N9ne. Tech N9ne’s appearance in the concert spiked ticket sales. Afterward, he announced the “It’s Different Now Tour”, his first solo headlining tour, which took place across Canada and the United States. In April 2020, he dropped a single entitled “Coronavirus (State Of Emergency)”, which was inspired by the pandemic.
On 12 March 2020, Dax released a 7-track critically acclaimed Hip-Hop/Rap album titled “I’ll Say It For You“. The album had tracks like “I Can’t Breathe“, “I Need a Break“, “Love Hurts“, “My Heart Hurts“, “Book of Revelations“, “Thought Those Were My Last Words“, and “Dear God“. Spectacularly, Dear God, a controversial song that questions God as well as religion and the world’s existence, became a viral hit and amassed more than 70 million streams on YouTube and Spotify.
In July 2021, Dax released a track, “Child of God”, where he showered praises to God for everything he’d done for him. On October 15, 2021, he dropped another album, “Pain Paints Paintings”, which received positive reviews from listeners. The album contains tracks such as “40 Days, 40 Nights” featuring South African star Nasty C. The album’s lead single, “Propaganda” featuring Tom Macdonald peaked at the ninth position on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales Chart.
In 2022, he released “Dear Alcohol”, a track that amassed over 27 million within the first six months of release. The song got him to the top of the national charts as it peaked at the 9th rank on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles list. Afterward, he collaborated with Elle King to remix the song.
List of Dax Songs
- Dear God.
- Dear Alcohol.
- Dear Mom.
- I Don’t Want Another Sorry.
- I Need A Break.
- My Heart Hurts.
- I Can’t Breathe.
- The Next Rap God.
- The Next Rap God 2.
- Rap Demi-God.
- Wack Ass Rappers.
- A Lot At Stake.
- JOKER RETURNS.
- Dear Mom.
- Love Hurts.
- KILLSHOT 3.
- WHOOPTY Remix.
- My Last Words.
- She Cheated Again.
- Don’t Wanna Die Today.
- GRINCH GOES VIRAL.
- A Lot At Stake.
- Why So Serious?.
- My Eyes Bleed.
- Child of God.
- Self Proclaimed 4.
- Black Lives Matter.
- Be Your Fucking Self.
- Searching For a Reason.
- 40 Days 40 Nights.
- The Devil’s Calling.
- Book of Revelations.
List Of All Dax Albums
- It’s Different Now (Released in 2018).
- I’ll Say It For You (Released in 2020).
- Pain Paints Painting (Released in 2021).
Dax has been involved in feuds with YouTubers and his fellow music artists. His feud with Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji, a YouTuber, was all over the internet. Both parties agreed to settle in the boxing ring after exchanging words on social media.
On November 18, 2018, KSI called out some rappers, including Dax and Quadeca, and stated they weren’t good at rapping. Soon after, Dax replied to KSI by releasing “Killshot”, a diss track remixed from Eminem’s diss track against fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK). In response, KSI released a reaction video, which was accompanied by a diss track dubbed “Ares”.
The beef between the pair got worse in 2019, and Dax threatened KSI on social media that he was ready to travel to London to fight him. Shockingly, KSI replied to Dax’s tweet by requesting for his passport details and more information on their agreed boxing date. Weeks after the boxing date, KSI claimed Dax backed out of the boxing match, despite meeting some of the lavish demands of the Canadian rapper.
Asides from KSI, DAX also had a feud with Tory Lanez. On January 24, 2019, Tory tweeted about being the “best rapper alive”. Angry by the post, Dax replied by posting a video featuring a diss track entitled “I’m Not Joyner Or Don Q”, which was aimed at him.
Consequently, Lanez took to Instagram to post a video in which he piled pressure on Dax to apologize for uploading the diss track video. Finally, Dax succumbed to Tory’s demand by making an apology. He claimed it was right for him to apologize as he didn’t want to have any beef or altercation with Tory.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Dax stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (188cm) and weighs 198 pounds (90 kg). Remember, he aspired to be a basketball player, so it’s likely for him to have a tall height while growing up. His eye and hair color are both black.
The identity of Dax’s girlfriend remains unknown at this time.
Dax Net Worth
Dax’s net worth is projected to be over $2 million. If converted to the Nigerian Naira, his net worth should be over $1.3 billion. The Nigerian-Canadian rapper has been consistent in his delivery of songs and albums with great quality and production.
His songs are doing well on Apple Music, Spotify, and other music stores, and he is expected to receive a hefty sum every month from album sales and song royalties. His YouTube account has more than 4 million subscribers, and his videos get millions of views from his fans.
Dax’s net worth could skyrocket above $5 million if he continues to put in work in his songs. Over the years, he has established himself as a Canadian rap icon, and his move to Los Angeles has benefited his career as he has been spotted with the likes of Khaligraph Jones, G-Eazy, DJ Khaled, and YG.
Dax’s source of income comes from his record sales, live performances, shows, merch, brand promotions, and endorsements. He sells merchandise and fashion items such as sweatshirts, tees, and hoodies on his official website – daxofficial.com.