The Nigerian music industry is grappling with the sudden lack of one in every of its rising stars, street-hop rapper Oladips, who tragically handed away on the age of 28 in Lagos.
The information of his dying was confirmed by his administration on November 15, 2023, revealing that he had misplaced his battle with an undisclosed sickness.
Assertion from Oladips’ administration
“We’re saddened to tell most of the people that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, aka OLADIPS handed away yesterday, Nov 14th Tuesday night, at precisely 10:14 pm. We’re nonetheless in shock as we communicate!
“For over two years he has saved his battles inside himself; his physique is now along with his household & funeral companies will probably be introduced as quickly as it’s concluded! The household requested that we respect their privateness on this making an attempt time. Might God give us all of the fortitude to bear this nice loss. (amen).”
The Remaining Hours
Oladips was stated to have collapsed on Tuesday, hours after calling out his associates on social media for leaving him alone at residence.
A video surfaced on Instagram on Wednesday, displaying Oladips unresponsive whereas his associates tried to assist him. The video, posted by a buddy, captured the chaotic and panicked moments following his collapse.
Earlier than he collapsed, Oladips made a number of posts on Instagram, expressing his worry of being left alone and pleading for his associates to stick with him.
One put up learn, “Gonlyonelifetime_ Please The place Are You? I Accomplished Name Your Quantity Tire I Discuss Say Make Una No Dey Go away Solely Me For This Home… Please Dey Come Home Please Tori Olorun.”
A Mom’s Cry
Amidst the chaos, it was revealed that Oladips’ mom had allegedly instructed that he not be taken to a hospital. This determination, shared by his buddy in a follow-up put up on social media, has sparked debate and concern amongst his followers.
The small print are nonetheless sketchy, however some folks insinuate that the mom could have made the decision as a result of she believed her son’s sickness defied medical therapy and presumably wished to hunt non secular assist for him.
Oladips’ Remaining Phrases
In what can be his final message to his followers, Oladips tweeted a request for prayers, a delicate trace at his deteriorating well being. This tweet, now a tragic reminder of his closing hours, resonated deeply along with his followers and followers.
“I Accomplished Imply To Scare No one,However Dipsciples Please Pray For Me! I Don’t Really feel Good,” he wrote on X, previously Twitter.
Oladips’s passing is coming weeks after one other promising and rising afrobeat singer, Mohbad, 27, controversially died in Lagos after years of being emotionally taunted and bodily assaulted, allegedly by his former label boss, Naira Marley and his group.