While Nigerians struggle hard to forget the death of Mohbad, and the troubles of the hash economy, another tragic death has struck the Nigerian music industry. To many, the sudden demise of Oladipupo Oladimeji, affectionately known as Oladips, only shows that Mohbad’s death was just the genesis of what is yet to come.
This fear has left the question, who next? on the top trends as music professionals especially the upcoming talents express their fears.
This article delves into the Nigerian rapper’s life, career, and untimely demise.
Let’s explore Oladips’ journey from the vibrant stages of his music career to the sad announcement on his Instagram handle.
Oladips was born on March 24, 1995, in Ogun State, Nigeria.
From a young age, he displayed an inclination towards music, setting the stage for a promising career that would captivate audiences across the nation.
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At the tender age of sixteen, Oladips embarked on his musical odyssey, engaging in rap battles both online and offline.
From the humble beginnings of text battling on Facebook, he rapidly ascended the ranks of the rap scene.
There, he established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
The “King is Here”
A pivotal moment in Oladips’ career was his triumph at the “King is Here” contest, hosted by the acclaimed Nigerian musician D’banj.
This victory did not only propelled him into the spotlight.
It also secured his first major record contract with EDGE Records, a significant milestone for the budding artist.
Oladips’s Cause of Death
The news of Oladips’ demise hit the airwaves on November 15, 2023, leaving fans and the music community in shock.
However, the cause of his death remains shrouded in mystery, as no official statement has been released as of now.
At the time of his passing, Oladips was a mere 28 years old, leaving behind a legacy that belied his age.
Oladips Music Career
Oladips’ journey was marked by resilience and talent.
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His ability to connect with audiences was evident in his performances, where he seamlessly blended his unique style with mainstream influences.
Noteworthy was his rendition of a song by Drake and Trey Songz, a performance that resonated with the crowd and showcased Oladips’ versatility as an artist.
Ola Dips paid homage to the late Nigerian rapper Dagrin with the heartfelt composition “Don’t Let Dagrin Down”.
The song garnered widespread applause, solidifying Oladips’ reputation as a musician with depth and respect for the industry’s legacy.
Oladips Conflicts With EDGE/LRR Records (Reminisce)
In a surprising turn of events on July 1, 2019, Oladips announced his departure from LRR/EDGE Records.
This departure was laced with a song where he accused the label’s CEO, Reminisce, of contract violations and expressed dissatisfaction with the trajectory of his career.
Oladips’s Net Worth
Oladips’ financial standing is estimated at $70,000, primarily sourced from his successful music career.