A wave of grief has swept through the Nigerian celebrity circle as news of Oladipupo Oladimeji’s, aka Oladips, demise broke on Tuesday night. Expressing their sorrow, a cross-section of renowned figures shared their sentiments over the loss of their talented colleague.
Oladips’ management revealed the heartbreaking news via an Instagram statement on Wednesday, disclosing that the young artist had been grappling with internal struggles for the past two years.
In a poignant video tribute, Idowest lamented Oladips’ passing and highlighted the pervasive issue of depression within the celebrity realm. He urged empathy, revealing that many celebrities battle this silent adversary behind the scenes, away from the spotlight.
Singer Viktoh condemned those who dismissed Oladips’ struggles, emphasizing the importance of speaking out about mental health challenges. In an emotional message, Viktoh emphasized the need to check up on others, stressing that Oladips’ predicament should serve as a wakeup call to the industry.
Rapper N6 criticized those who accused Oladips of seeking attention while facing health issues. He highlighted the societal tendency to silence men who open up about their struggles and expressed condolences to Oladips.
On social media platform X, Blaqbonez expressed profound sorrow, particularly noting the pain caused by Oladips’ untimely departure. Jaywon, Chinko Ekun, and Odumodublvck joined the chorus of mourning, sharing heartfelt messages and tributes.
As the Nigerian celebrity community unites in grief, the 28-year-old Oladips leaves behind a legacy that transcends his music. The funeral arrangements are anticipated to be announced soon, marking the final chapter in the story of a promising artist gone too soon.