In a tragic turn of events, Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, popularly known as Oladips, a prominent figure in Nigerian street-hop, has passed away at the tender age of 28. The news of his demise was confirmed by his management, revealing that the rapper lost his battle to an undisclosed illness on the evening of November 14, 2023.
The announcement, posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, disclosed that Oladips had been courageously battling his illness privately for the past two years. The heart-wrenching message conveyed the shock and grief felt by those close to him, and funeral arrangements will be shared with the public once concluded.
The distressing incident unfolded as Oladips collapsed in the presence of friends, captured in a video posted by a friend on Instagram under the handle Only One Lifetime. The footage depicts a frantic scene in the back seat of a car, with friends desperately calling out to Oladips after his collapse.
Subsequent posts revealed that, at the behest of Oladips’ mother, he was taken home instead of a hospital after the collapse.
Before his collapse, Oladips took to his Instagram story, pleading with friends to return home, expressing his discomfort and emphasizing the importance of not leaving him alone. In a subsequent post, he recorded a conversation with a friend who brought medication, urging to be taken to the hospital. Concerns escalated among fans as his voice appeared uncharacteristically different.
I Done Mean To Scare Nobody,But Dipsciples Please Pray For Me! I Don’t Feel Good🤢…
— Ọ̀ T Ọ̀ L Ó R Ì N👣 (@Oladipsoflife) November 13, 2023
His final tweet, in which he acknowledged feeling unwell and requested prayers, marked the poignant end to his public communication before the unfortunate event.
The passing of Oladips has left his family, friends, and countless fans in a state of profound mourning, marking the loss of a vibrant talent in the Nigerian music scene.