Oladips’ Death: Idowest, Chinko Ekun, Viktoh, Other Celebs React, “Many Musicians Are Depressed”

Oladips’ Death: Idowest, Chinko Ekun, Viktoh, Other Celebs React, “Many Musicians Are Depressed”

  • The death of Nigerian rapper Oladips has stirred emotions from his colleagues in the entertainment industry
  • Several top stars, including musicians and media personalities, took to social media to react to the unfortunate incident
  • Oladips' death had the celebrities speaking on how people were depressed but were not taken seriously by others

The death of Nigerian rapper Oladipupo Oladimeji, aka Oladips, has caused a huge stir on social media.

The 28-year-old musician died under unclear circumstances in the late hours of November 14, 2023, and the sad news soon took over the Nigerian online space.

Oladips' death: Nigerian celebrities react.
Nigerian celebrities break down over Oladips' death. Photos: @oladipsoflife, @viktoh_og, @chinkotiger
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Oladips no doubt greatly affected his colleagues in the entertainment industry, and many of them dropped comments on social media.

A number of the stars who bared their mind spoke on depression and how people did not care until it was too late.

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Legit.ng has compiled a list of some celebrities who spoke about Oladips' death.

1. Viktoh speaks on facing depression

Viktoh opened up on how men could not even take a break to properly speak on what they were going through because people would regard them as weak or clout chasers. He went on to admit that he also went through a depressed phase while also thanking God for sparing him. Viktoh advised people to check on others and prayed for Oladips' soul.

2. N6 slams Nigerians for thinking Oladips was chasing clout

After Oladips' death, popular media personality N6 spoke on how it was hard for men to speak up because people would think they were looking for attention, just like the late singer's case.

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3. Idowest accuses people in music industry of fake love

Idowest had a more heated reaction to Oladips' death. In a nine-minute video that he posted online, he was heard cursing out people who do not care for musicians until they are dead. According to him, many musicians are depressed, but people only pay attention after it's too late. He admitted that he was also depressed, but he couldn't die. Idowest rained heavy curses on people who plan to show him love after he passes on.

4. Reno Omokri speaks on the similarities between Mohbad and Oladips' death

A Nigerian author and former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, was moved by Oladips' unfortunate death, and he described it as a 'deja vu too many' considering that another singer, Mohbad, recently lost his life.

He wrote in part:

“First MohBad, and now Oladips. The similarities in the manner of their passing are eerily unnerving. Sudden illness. Allegations of self-medication. Rushed to a hospital. And then death. This is one déjà vu too many.

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Perhaps it is time for the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria to approach a Health Insurance provider to offer their members affordable, accessible and quality healthcare with HMOs.”

See his post below:

5. Chinko Ekun drops a condolence message

After the news of Oladips' death went viral, rapper Chinko Ekun took to his X page to drop a simple condolence message. See below:

6. Blaqbonez called it a stupid life:

Blaqbonez was no doubt in shock over Oladips' death, considering that the musician was going to drop his album the day after. According to the rapper, Oladips' song will go to number one because of his death, and he won't even be able to witness it. He called it a stupid life.

How Nigerians ignored Oladips' last cry for help and called him clout chaser

Legit.ng earlier reported that shortly after Oladips' death started to trend, Nigerians dug up his last tweet.

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Apparently, just a day before his demise, Oladips had tweeted that he wasn't feeling well. Also, in the post, the music star added that it was not his intention to scare anybody.

After Oladips' final social media post before his death emerged online, many netizens shared their thoughts. Many noted how people did not take his cry for help seriously.

Source: Legit.ng

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Taiwo Owolawi (Entertainment Editor) Taiwo Owolawi is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with four years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from Osun State University with a degree in English and International Studies in 2016. She has also moved on to pursue courses in Public Relations and Copywriting. Taiwo emerged as Legit.ng's Best Entertainment Editor in 2022. Contact: taiwo.owolawi@corp.legit.ng.

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