Nigeria’s music industry has been plunged into mourning as the talented pop star, Oladipupo Olabode Oladimenji, also known as Oladips, passed away at the age of 28.
The tragic news was confirmed through an official statement released by his management and posted on his Instagram page.
Oladips’ untimely demise occurred at precisely 10:14 pm on Tuesday night, leaving fans and the music community in shock and disbelief. The rapper, known for hits like “Lalakukulala,” had recently made headlines when videos surfaced on social media showing him appearing to collapse while surrounded by concerned friends.
The statement from his management shed light on the artist’s inner struggles, revealing that Oladips had been battling his demons for over two years before his sudden passing. While the exact cause of his death remains unknown at this time, it has left his family, friends, and fans in deep sorrow.
“We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka OLADIPS has passed away yesterday,” the statement reads. “On November 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, and funeral services will be announced as soon 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.”
Oladips was born on March 24, 1995, in Ogun State, Nigeria. His musical journey began to shine when he won D’banj’s ‘King Is Here’ competition, a milestone that led to a record deal with Edge Records label, owned by the renowned rapper Reminisce.
As the music world reels from the loss of this young and promising talent, plans for Oladips’ funeral are yet to be unveiled. Friends, fans, and colleagues are eagerly awaiting further details as they come to terms with the sudden departure of a vibrant star.