Oladips | Photo: Vanguard
‘Oladips was a talented musician who rapped about political issues like the ENDSars protests against police brutality in Nigeria’
By Valentine Amanze
The 28th year-old Nigerian popular rap musician, Oladips, is dead.
His management confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Wednesday November 15, 2023.
It stated: “We are still in shock as we speak.”
The cause of death is unclear but the post read he “kept his battles within himself” for two years.
Oladips was a talented musician who rapped about political issues like the ENDSars protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
He also touched on the subject of mental health and depression in his songs.
“His story telling rap was top notch” one fan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Big Brother Naija contestant, Hermes Iyele, expressed his shock over the young rapper’s death, saying: “May God grant the family the grace to carry this grief.”
The rapper was due to release his new album titled, “SUPERHERO ÀDÚGBÒ (The Memoir),” on Thursday. His last single was called Die Young.
Oladips rose to fame when he won a rap competition called the King is Here hosted by Nigerian music giant, DBanj, in 2015.
Oladips’s death came a few months after another popular musician, Mohbad, died in September, leading to countrywide protests.