Following the death of well-known Nigerian rapper Oladips at the age of 28, condolences are flooding in.
“We are still in shock as we speak,” his managers wrote on Instagram.
Although the article stated he “kept his battles within himself” for two years, the reason for death is not known.
Rapping on political problems such as the ENDSars rallies against police brutality, Oladips was a gifted musician.
In his songs, he also discussed depression and mental health.
“His story telling rap was top notch” one fan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The young rapper’s death shocked Big Brother Naija competitor Hermes Iyele, who said, “May God grant the family the grace to carry this grief.”
Superhero ̀D̐GBŒ (The Memoir), the rapper’s latest album, was supposed to be released on Thursday. Die Young was the name of his previous single.
Oladips became well-known after winning the 2015 King is Here rap competition, which was organized by DBanj, a well-known Nigerian musician.
Oladips’s passing occurs a few months after the September death of Mohbad, another well-known artist who sparked nationwide demonstrations.