On Tuesday evening, the artist, aged 28, passed away after a two-year struggle with an undisclosed ailment. His management revealed this information in a statement posted on his verified Instagram page on Wednesday.
“For over two years, he has kept his battles within himself. His body is now with his family, and funeral services will be announced as soon as it is concluded! The family asked that we respect their privacy in this trying time. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
Before he died, the rapper released a song titled ‘Die Young’, that highlighted competing with people when they are alive and then turning around to celebrate them when they are gone.
“People compete with the living and care for the dead. World people. They will watch you beg for the bread when you make it, or you die when they care for a friend. Bandwagon, everybody jumps on the trend,” the lyrics of the songs read.
“‘That was my friend; he was a cool guy. One of the best talents. He was a good guy. Let me post his picture on my story and my page so the world can see my agony and my pain.’ Reality check: this is everyone’s reality. This song is the truth and for clarity… What is the point of showing love to a good person when they aren’t with us?”
Oladips’ death has thrown the music world into mourning. It is coming barely two months after the death of rapper Oladimeji Aloba popularly known as Mohbad.