Nigerian rapper, songwriter and a performing artist, Oladipupo Oladimeji, popularly known as Oladips, is dead.
The young musician’s death, which was announced on Wednesday, threw colleagues and fans into mourning.
He was 28 years old at the time of his death. Below are some reactions to his death by colleagues and other celebrities.
Nigerian author and social media influencer, Reno Omokri, who is an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the death of Nigerian pop star, Oladipupo Olabode Oladimenji, stage name “Oladips”.
Reacting, Omokri in a tweet via his X account on Wednesday, compared Oladips’ death to that of late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, known as Mohbad.
He also prayed to God to give Oladips’ family the heart to bear the loss.
“First MohBad, and now Oladips. The similarities in the manner of their passing are eerily unnerving. Sudden illness. Allegations of self-medication. Rushed to a hospital. And then death. This is one déjà vu too many,” Omokri tweeted.
“Perhaps it is time for the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria to approach a Health Insurance provider to offer their members affordable, accessible and quality healthcare with HMOs.
“And sensitisation and awareness need to be increased amongst the entourage of these artists on what to do in an emergency. Knowledge saves lives. Their posse needs to possess information on the right way to apply first aid if they must be around them. Let’s think of solutions, not just blame.
“We do not need tributes for our artists. We need long lives for them. It is a significant loss to Nigeria when young, talented entertainers, capable of rebranding our image internationally, meet untimely deaths.
“May God grant the family, survivors, and fans of Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji the fortitude to bear their loss.”
Popular Nigerian rapper, Blaqbonez, has reacted to the tragic demise of his colleague, Oladips.
He revealed that Oladips was supposed to release an album before his passing.
Although the album will still be released, many people would stream it and take it to number 1 but unfortunately, Oladips will not be here to witness it.
In his words;
“someone that was supposed to drop an album tomorrow, now it’d go number 1 and once again the artist won’t get to see it, stupid life”.
N6 expressed shock over the sad death of the musician.
He wrote, “Na why Man no dey Speak out. Shey you all were saying he was clout-chasing not up to 24 hours ago. RIP OLADIPS.”
Idowest said, “We are still mourning Mohbad, and now Oladips has joined him. What killed the boy? Depression.
“I’m about to share my own two cents. When Oladips was talking about his struggles, some people said he was chasing clout and now he has died. He is not alone. We plenty wey be say we dey always dey depressed.
“I’ve been sending my music materials to my colleagues to help me share on their social media platforms but they always ignore me. When I die now, they will start posting about me. You all like showing love to the dead.”
Sharing a clip of him paying tribute to Oladips in one of his songs via his X handle, Odumodublvck simply wrote the late rapper’s name in capital letters with a love emoji.