The Nigerian music industry mourns the untimely death of acclaimed rapper Oladipupo Olabode Oladimenji, widely known as Oladips. The artist’s demise was confirmed through an official statement shared on his Instagram page, revealing that he breathed his last at precisely 10:14 pm on Tuesday night.
Disturbing videos, surfacing late Tuesday on various social media platforms, depict the Lalakukulala crooner appearing to collapse while surrounded by concerned friends.
Prior to the circulating footage, Oladips had taken to his Instagram stories, issuing a desperate plea for assistance. In his emotional post, he specifically addressed his friend @onlyonelifetime, expressing frustration at being unable to reach him despite numerous phone attempts. The rapper highlighted his aversion to being alone, particularly given his current health condition.
The statement further unveiled that Oladips had silently grappled with internal struggles for more than two years, shedding light on the personal battles he faced.
As the news of his passing reverberates, Oladips’ body has been entrusted to his grieving family. Funeral arrangements are expected to be disclosed in the coming days. The sudden loss of this young and influential artist has sent shockwaves through the music community, prompting reflections on mental health challenges within the industry.