Nigerian Celebrities Mourn the Passing of Oladips
Several Nigerian celebrities have expressed their sorrow following the untimely death of their colleague, Oladipupo Oladimeji, popularly known as Oladips.
Oladips passed away on Tuesday night, as announced by his management in a statement shared on his Instagram page the following Wednesday. The management revealed that Oladips had been battling internal struggles for the past two years.
In a video message posted on his Instagram page while mourning Oladips, fellow musician Idowest conveyed his grief and highlighted the prevalence of secret battles with depression among Nigerian celebrities. Idowest said, “We are still mourning Mohbad, and now Oladips has joined him. What killed the boy? Depression. I’m about to share my own two cents… We plenty wey be say we dey always dey depressed.”
Singer Viktoh criticized those who accused Oladips of seeking attention when he expressed his health struggles on social media. In a video message on his Instagram page, Viktoh said, “You can’t even retire from being a man for a few seconds to speak about the problems you’re going through without people thinking you’re chasing clout or weak… May God bless the soul of Oladips. It’s really sad.”
On-air personality and rapper Nnamdi Nwabasili, known as N6, referenced the accusations of clout-chasing that Oladips faced when battling ill health. Rapper Blaqbonez expressed deep pain over Oladips’ passing, emphasizing the cruel irony that the artist’s album, set to drop shortly, would likely top charts without Oladips getting to witness it.
Veteran singer Jaywon, rapper Chinko Ekun, and others also took to social media platforms to mourn Oladips and offer condolences to his family. Oladips, at the age of 28, left an indelible mark on the Nigerian music scene. Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced by his management soon.