In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Nigerian music industry mourns the loss of one of its young and promising talents, Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, better known by his stage name Oladips.
The 28-year-old singer and rapper passed away on Tuesday, November 14, leaving behind a legacy of music that resonated with many. As fans and the industry reel from the news, it’s a moment to reflect on OlaDips’ contributions to the music scene and the impact he had on those who admired his artistry.
In this tribute, we delve into the life and career of Oladips, celebrating the mark he left on the Nigerian music landscape.
Oladips passed away
Oladips, the widely recognized Nigerian singer and rapper, whose real name was Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, has tragically passed away. The heartbreaking news was officially disclosed by the rapper’s management via an announcement on his official Instagram page on Wednesday.
The statement from the management reads:
“We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka 0LADIPS has passed away yesterday Nov’14th Tuesday evening, at exactly 10:14 pm. We are still in shock as we speak! For over 2 years he has kept his battles within himself, his body is now with his family & funeral services will be announced as it is concluded!
“The family asked that we respect their privacy in this trying time. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this great loss. (amen).- Management.”
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The sudden loss of this talented artist has sent shockwaves through the music community, leaving fans and followers mourning the untimely departure of Oladips. The statement on his Instagram page serves as a poignant confirmation of the sad event, prompting reflection on the artist’s impact and contributions to the Nigerian music scene.
Oladips cause of death
Oladips’ passing has revealed a set of troubling circumstances surrounding his final moments. While the official cause of death remains undisclosed, reports suggest a prolonged two-year battle with depression. Notably, Oladips was known to avoid being alone during this challenging period. The night before his demise was characterized by poignant solitude as he found himself without companionship.
A circulating video has emerged, capturing a moment where Oladips urgently requested assistance from his manager to be taken to the hospital due to feelings of unwellness. This video adds a visceral layer to the unfolding narrative of the artist’s struggles.
Preceding the release of this distressing footage, Oladips took to social media, particularly Twitter, to issue a plea for prayers. In a tweet, he openly expressed his need for support—a heartfelt cry that now resonates with even greater solemnity in light of subsequent events.
Moreover, a post on Oladips’ Instagram story reveals a desperate plea for assistance. In this particular post, he mentioned @onlyonelifetime, expressing worry about being unable to reach them despite making multiple attempts. The rapper underscored his unease with solitude, especially in light of his mental health condition, though he refrained from providing further details about the nature of his distress.
A disconcerting revelation arises from @onlyonelifetime’s Instagram page, where the friend asserted that Oladips’ mother resisted efforts to take him to the hospital. Reportedly, she insisted on bringing her son back home instead. This element introduces complexity to the evolving narrative, prompting inquiries into the dynamics at play and the challenges Oladips faced in securing the necessary care and support during his critical moments. The interwoven narratives depict a poignant portrayal of a talented artist grappling with internal struggles and external hurdles in the concluding chapters of his life.
Who was Oladips?
Oladips, born on March 24, 1995, left an indelible mark on the Nigerian music scene as a talented rapper, songwriter, and performing artist. His musical journey commenced in 2012, making his initial mic appearance on the cover of Drake’s “SUCCESSFUL” featuring Trey Songz.
The breakthrough for the Ajala travel crooner came when he won D’banj’s ‘King is here’ competition, subsequently leading to his signing with rapper Reminisce’s record label, Edge Records. Best known for his chart-topping singles such as “Ajala,” “Mainland 2 Island” featuring Zlatan, and “Lalakukulala” featuring Reminisce, Oladips captured the attention of music enthusiasts with his distinctive style and lyrical prowess.
His departure from Reminisce’s record label in 2019 marked a new chapter in his career. On October 6, 2023, Oladips released his latest single, titled ‘Die Young,’ showcasing his continued dedication to his craft and musical evolution. Throughout his career, he collaborated with various artists, including CDQ, Zlatan, the late Mohbad, Reminisce, T-classic, among others, demonstrating his versatility and ability to connect with different musical styles.
Oladips’ impact on the Nigerian music industry is reflected not only in his solo work but also in the collaborative efforts that enriched the contemporary music landscape. His legacy lives on through the resonating beats of his tracks and the memories he created within the hearts of fans and fellow artists alike.
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