The untimely death of Oladipupo Oladimeji, affectionately known as Oladips, has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry and left fans in mourning.
Here are nine key points that capture the essence of this talented rapper’s life:
1. Early Life and Birth:
Oladips was born on March 24, 1995, in Ogun State, Nigeria. His birth marked the beginning of a journey that would eventually leave an indelible mark on the Nigerian music scene.
2. Versatile Artistry:
Oladips wasn’t just a rapper; he was a multifaceted artist, excelling as a rapper, songwriter, and performing artist. His versatility allowed him to carve a unique niche in the industry.
3. Genesis of Musical Journey:
The year 2012 saw Oladips embark on his musical journey, making his initial mark with a mic appearance on ‘SUCCESSFUL,’ a cover of Drake’s hit featuring Trey Songz.
4. D’banj’s ‘King is Here’ Competition:
Oladips catapulted to fame after winning D’banj’s ‘King is here’ competition. This victory opened doors, leading to his signing with rapper Reminisce’s record label, Edge Records.
5. Notable Hit Singles:
The Ajala travel crooner became renowned for his chart-topping singles, including ‘Ajala,’ ‘Mainland 2 Island’ featuring Zlatan, and ‘Lalakukulala’ featuring Reminisce.
6. Exit from Edge Records:
In 2019, Oladips parted ways with Reminisce’s record label, Edge Records, marking a significant transition in his career as an independent artist.
7. Last Musical Offering:
On October 6, 2023, Oladips released his final single titled ‘Die Young,’ a poignant piece that now serves as a haunting reminder of his musical legacy.
8. Collaborations with Industry Peers:
Oladips collaborated with various artists, showcasing his ability to seamlessly blend his style with others. Notable collaborations include works with CDQ, Zlatan, the late Mohbad, Reminisce, and T-classic.
9. Tragic Passing:
Oladips bid the world farewell on November 14, 2023, at the young age of 28. His passing leaves a void in the Nigerian music community, and he will be remembered for his immense talent and contributions to the rap genre.
As the music industry mourns the loss of a rising star, Oladips’ legacy lives on through the beats and rhymes that captured the hearts of fans across Nigeria and beyond.