Zlatan Ibile mourns the loss of longtime friend Oladips.
Zlatan Ibile laments the passing of Oladips, a longtime friend.
His heartbreaking statement, “I will never see my friend again,” is what struck me most.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2023, Nigerian artist Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, better known by his stage name Zlatan, lost his companion Oladips.
Through a series of posts on his Instagram account, the musician opened up about his grief. Declaring he lacked the words to completely explain himself, he shared an old photo of them taken before their notoriety. He expressed his regret that, in light of Oladips’s illness, the conclusion did not turn out as he had hoped.
“Words fail me. I prayed to God all night and cried that I hear good news this morning,” he added.
I will never see my friend again, as I am now.”
Zlatan also shared a video of them from a previous video session and a snapshot of their most recent Instagram chat, in which Oladips expressed his discomfort. That conversation took place just one day before the rapper passed unexpectedly.
The sad news of Oladips’s passing was released by his team on his official social media accounts; the statement stated that he had lost a two-year struggle with an unidentified disease. The announcement sent shockwaves across the Nigerian entertainment landscape once again.
Following his frantic Instagram posts on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, where he talked about being left home alone “in his condition,” Oladips’ fans were in a panic before he passed suddenly. He requested that his friend bring him to the hospital and return home in the post.
His pal tragically revealed that he had passed out and had been taken to the hospital that very evening. The rapper then tweeted that he wasn’t feeling well, and regrettably, that was the last thing he ever tweeted.
The rapper’s family and loved ones have continued to receive condolence messages from Oladips’ admirers and well-wishers.