In the Nigerian music industry, several artistes have passed away and it is so painful and heart wrenching as some of these superstars died just when they were about to make it big in the industry.
Some died as a result of consuming hard drugs while some unfortunately in a ghastly motor accident and few other ways.
Meanwhile some of these artistes are still relevant in the industry as they are termed music icons, their songs are evergreen and still get played in every nook and crannies of the country.
In the spirit of bringing back memories and returning to the hearts of music fans the identity of these late music gems, we have made a list of the 5 Nigerian artistes that were victims of untimely death below.
Olaitan Olanipekun, known by the stage name, Da Grin, died at the age of 25 on 22 April, 2010 after a fatal automobile accident in the Mushin area Lagos. The death of the young rapper was said to be caused by officers of the Nigerian police.
According to various reports, policemen had stopped a cement truck (with the intention of collecting bribe) but unfortunately the truck had no rear light and the oncoming car which was Da Grin’s was not aware of any vehicle ahead, it just rammed into the truck from the back without using his brake. He didn’t see the truck parked, hence he saw the needlessness in applying his brake which cause him severe injuries.
It was later reported that he died at the hospital leaving his family, loved ones and his music lovers heartbroken.
Susan Oluwabimpe Filani Harvey famously known as Goldie was a raving female artiste in the music industry .She was a Big Brother Africa housemate in the year 2012. Goldie gave up the ghost on 14th of February 2013 at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island Lagos at the age of 31.
The songstress reportedly returned from the US after attending the Grammy Awards after suddenly falling ill. She was taken to the hospital where she died afterwards. It was said that Goldie was into ‘hard-drugs’ and that was exactly what led to her early demise. However, an autopsy was done later on and it was confirmed that the musician died of hypertensive heart disease which triggered intra-cerebellar hemorrhage.
Kefee Obareki Don Momoh passed on at a hospital in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2014 at the age of 34. The singer who once featured dance-hall singer, Timaya in a song titled “kokoroko” was battling with lung failure and was in coma for fifteen days before her UK manager officially announced she had died of lungs failure.
She was diagnosed with eclampsia, a condition In which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure. The gospel singer who was in her early trimester had collapsed and slipped into a coma after a 14 hour flight to Chicago. She never woke up to see her love ones again.
Nwaozo Obiajulu aka MC Loph died in a tragic car accident along the Benin/Ore Expressway on September 14, 2011, at the age of 34. The talented musician was traveling to Enugu State for his traditional wedding ceremony along with his fiancée who died alongside him.
His death was a shocking one as so many artistes grieved over his death and some like’’ Flavor’’ even made a tribute song to him. His name is forever remembered in the music industry especially in the eastern part where he popularized the song Osondi- Owendi as a tribute song to the late high-life musician Osadebe.
Babatunde Okungbowa popularly known by his stage name OJB Jezreel died on June 14, 2016 of kidney disease. It was reported that the singer had gone for a kidney transplant in India 3 years before his death and everything was successful.
According to a close source, OJB’s kidney had failed again and he was on dialysis to overcome the relapse before he gave up the ghost at Lagos hospital.
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10 Solid Reasons Why Rema Deserves The Headies Next Rated Award Ahead Of Zlatan & Others
Rema has been nominated alongside five other artistes (Zlatan, Victor AD, Fireboy DML, Lyta & Joeboy) in the Headies Next Rated category for the upcoming Headies award, and there have been different opinions on how slim or big his chance of picking up the award is.
A lot of music followers have considered the fact that he’s made arguably the biggest impact in regards to music this year more than the other nominated artistes within a short period as the reason he deserves it. While others feel there are other artistes on the list who have been doing well in the music industry even before he came. These second set of people believe there are other artistes who are more worthy of the award than him.
However, without having to dwell on too many words, we move away from these opinions and highlight below why Rema deserves the award ahead of any other nominated act on the next rated category. Check reasons:
- He is the newest artiste of all nominated acts to have made the biggest impact this year.
- He’s the most streamed artiste on digital platforms of all the nominated artistes in 2019
- He would be the first artiste of all the nominated acts to be invited to perform at an international festival
- He has performed more at international and local shows than any of the other nominated artistes on the list.
- He has dropped 3 banging E.P(s) already in 2019
- He has the most appealing presence to other music fans outside Nigeria.
- He is the most versatile artiste of all the nominated artistes.
- He is signed to one of the biggest music labels in Africa.
- He looks the most promising act who is guaranteed the longest stay within the music scene ahead of others due to his phenomenal music skill.
- He’s the most recognized artiste on the list by international celebrities
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K1 De Ultimate Hilariously Dances To Naira Marley’s “Soapy” At An Event || Watch !
Nigerian musician. Olasunkanmi Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, a.k.a ‘K1 De Ultimate’ has officially joined the “Soapy” gang.
In a video shared by Naira Marley himself, K1 De Ultimate as he is fondly called was seen singing and dancing to the controversial track at an event. From the video, one could tell the singer totally feels the song despite the protests and backlash it received at the time of its release earlier this year.
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) October 7, 2019
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Wizkid Parties Hard Like A Boss With Big A$$ Ladies In The US || Watch !
Nigerian superstar, Wizkid sure knows how to party hard like a boss.
Wizkid who hardly shares details of his life on social media shocked fans with videos he posted on his Instagram page. In the videos shared, the “Joro” singer and his friends could be seen having the time of their lives partying hard with ladies with extremely large backsides.
Watch the captivating videos below:
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Davido’s DMW F.C VS Wizkid’s Star Boy F.C – See First Eleven, Which Has The Deadlier Squad?
We thought of 2 of the biggest record labels in Africa, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) and Starboy Worldwide being football teams and we decided to make a squad with all of the record label artistes and some of the closest allies of the record labels.
The results came in interestingly as we were able to make a first eleven squad of all the artistes and associates that came to mind with Davido and Wizkid spearheading the attacks of both teams and Asa Asika & Sunday Are who are both artistes’ managers taking up the coaching duties. However, we imaging these two as football teams coming head-to-head in a match, who do you think would win? And also Which Team Do You Think Has The Better Squad of The Two teams?
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3 Nigerian Artistes That Have Celebrated African Women Through Their Songs
For decades, women have been tagged the ’’ weaker sex’’ due to the belief that originated from the ancient days which says women should be treated as ‘slaves’. This belief which has been in practice since the 20th century is yet to be put to an end as this present generation have one way or the other accepted it.
Majority of African men still believe that women who go through western education can never make a wife material as their job is to be in the kitchen and do house chores.
However, with recent development in gender equality, women have stood up for themselves to fight and try to eradicate such notion that women are solely meant for procreation and nothing more. Women that have fought for this are either tagged as “career women or Feminists” Therefore, we have seen it as an importance to appreciate men who recognized the importance of women through their music and that’s why we have brainstormed to bring forth a list which gives details of Nigerian artistes who are enlightened and have different perspectives about women. These artistes have released songs that not only celebrate the African woman but also encourage them and their crafts.
Davido [wonder woman]
In this song, Davido showcases different empowered women who inspire greatness in the society. These women excel in their endeavors and also never relent from being virtuous and industrious women. These women include, Uche Pedro, the founder of Bella Naija, Adetutu, a model who has faced so many backlashes publicly simply for having tribal marks on her face and also his girlfriend; Chioma who is proposing a classy African & continental restaurant to be set up in the city of Lagos, and many other prominent women. Davido used the medium to praise and encourage all African women calling each of them a ” wonder woman” which brings about the title of the song.
Tekno totally adores all women in this song, he started by having different women drawn on his wall by himself, talked about their braveness and what they can offer to the society. Tekno made it known that a woman’s life does not end in the kitchen as they can be equally recognized in the society. He also propagated that women should be trusted with key decisions as they are very equal to the men.
1da banton [African woman]
Ida sings about how beautiful and sexy African women are regardless of their tribe and lack of uniformity in their language. In the visual to the song, he shows photos of different women representing their culture and ethics. Ida encourages the natural skin beauty of all African women. He gave all African women the confidence of believing in their natural beauty. In the song ida would do anything to have an African woman by his side as he said they don’t just give you love but also encourages and support their men.
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