Lagos, Nigeria (MandyNews) — Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, the Nigerian rapper better known as Oladips, has died at the age of 28, his management announced Wednesday.
The artist, celebrated for his unique blend of street rap and Afrobeat, passed away on Tuesday evening, according to a statement released on his official Instagram account. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
“Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka Oladips passed away yesterday Nov’ 14 Tuesday evening at exactly 10:14 pm. We are still in shock as we speak,” the statement read. The family has requested privacy during this difficult time and indicated that funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
Oladips, who hailed from Ogun State, Nigeria, had been a rising star in the Nigerian music scene, known for his poignant lyrics and vibrant personality. His music often reflected his personal experiences and struggles, resonating deeply with a young audience.
The rapper’s death comes as a shock to fans, especially as he was scheduled to release a new album, “The Superhero Adugbo (The Memoir),” just a day after his untimely passing. The album was highly anticipated and is now set to be a part of his enduring legacy.
Earlier this year, Oladips faced personal tragedy with the loss of his father, an event that he had shared with his fans through his music.
Tributes from fans and fellow artists have begun pouring in on social media, mourning the loss of a talent gone too soon and celebrating his contributions to the Nigerian music industry.
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