Oladips is not dead! After a few days of claiming to be dead, it’s generally understood it was a fake death!
Mangement of Oladips in a statement released via his Instagram page on Wednesday, announced that the rapper passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
However, a few days later, so many information is coming out indicating the whole thing was faked for clout!!
In this article, we breakdown why we believe Oladips is not dead.
Oladips is not dead
Social media has been thrown into chaos after news surfaced hours ago that Oladips is not dead.
It seems despite his management’s claims, Oladips is still alive and is now being accused for a fake death hoax.
Recall rapper Oladips’ management stated on Wednesday via his Instagram page that the rapper died on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
“We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka OLADIPS has passed away on Nov. 14 Tuesday evening at exactly 10:14 p.m. We are still in shock as we speak,” the statement read.
“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.”
However, it did not take long for fans to start suspecting Oladips is not dead, especially after his management released his album.
And then on Thursday, the rapper’s colleague and close acquaintance, Qdot, denied the death allegations, insisting that the rapper is still alive.
Sharing a picture of Oladips on his Instagram page, Qdot wrote, “@oladipsoflife, my gee is alive.”
His allegation garnered varied reactions, with many questioning the veracity of the information, while others speculated that Oladips may have “faked” his death to promote his album, ‘Superhero Adugbo,’ which was published just hours earlier.
Angry actress Bukunmi Oluwashina deleted a tribute Oladips from her Instagram account due to his fake death.
Actress Etinosa also lambasted Oladips for pretending to die.
According to her, she had doubts about the news of his death, but she decided to keep it to herself.
Etinosa went on to say she studied the videos surrounding the claims of the rapper’s death, but she didn’t want to talk about it till his team debunked the death news because every stunt must come to an end.
She slammed Oladips and accused him of trying to copy Mohbad.
“The other rubbish video in a car that looked so much like Mohbad’s car video!! You guys couldn’t even be creative. You just copied Mohbad’s own word for word, Tueh!”
Even Verydarkman in a Twitter video expressed similar sentiments that Oladips is not dead.
Oladips fake death
The fake death of the rapper has stung Nigerians and drawn multiple reactions.
Some social media reactions read:
“One Tobi wrote “He’s Dead and that’s it ,even if he releases a statement himself ,since you people like to joke with death .This country is hard enough already to be catching baseless cruise”
One Ada wrote “There should be a penalty for this level of clout chasing if this is true”
One Chukwu wrote “You are officially dead to us . RIP Oladips. Promotion no suppose hard like this”
“Sadly, people only show you love when you’re dead, I can’t blame him for this promotion strategy shah cuz they wouldn’t have stream his songs if he didn’t do like this” one Emma reacted.
One Ozo wrote “If this is true then he went too extreme …..imagine using death as a joke??? Una wan Dey whine God???”
thefoodnetworknig2 wrote: “RIP till he comes out to say it himself… No run me mental abeg.”
Ifunanya_official wrote: “Ok , you guys are now angry that the death is fake or what exactly. God please let it be fake. , if he drops song now, I will dance to it till January.”
Kv_by_kelvin_ wrote: “Whilst I might not fully understand his reason. But can we acknowledge that’s a man struggling to make it. Even if it means faking his own death. That’s a cry for help right there. That’s a cry for help right there.”
Ladyque_1 wrote: “He will make Nigerians not take the next person that will cry out serious.” veevogee: “It’s not even funny. Poorly scripted. Wetin him dey sing sef?”
Nigerian rapper Oldadips first rose to prominence in 2015 after winning an online rap competition called The King is Here, hosted by Nigerian rapper D’Banj.
Before completely hitting the limelight, the rapper was reported dead in November 2023.
Oladips’ supposed death comes before the anticipated release of his album, SUPERHERO ÀDÚGBÒ (The Memoir), originally scheduled to arrive on Thursday, Nov. 16 according to the BBC.
In February, Oladips shared a fan tweet that begged for the record’s release, to which he responded he was “out here all day in the studio with my sick self [sick emoji] rounding this album up still!”
The post was edited and updated three days prior to his death announcement, with the project’s official title.
The rapper’s most recent single, “Die Young,” was released on Oct. 6th 2023.
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