Mohbad, Dagrin, 4 Other Nigerian Artists Dead in Their 20s
Shocking deaths of popular Nigerian artists in their prime, including Mohbad, Dagrin, and Goldie, listed in article. Tragic and unexpected losses.
In a tragic turn of events, the entertainment industry mourns the loss of Ireoluwa Oladimeji, also known as Mohbad, who passed away on September 12th. This devastating news has prompted New Telegraph to compile a comprehensive list of Nigerian artists who tragically died during their prime.
These talented individuals, all in their 20s, were taken from us too soon, either due to natural disasters or terminal illnesses. This article aims to provide you with detailed information about these late musicians, including the circumstances of their death and their rise to fame in the music industry.
First on our list is the renowned Nigerian indigenous rapper, Oladapo Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin. He met his untimely demise on April 22, 2010. Dagrin was a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, but his life was cut short when he crashed his newly acquired Nissan Maxima into a stationary truck in front of the Alakara Police Station in Mushin, Lagos. Despite being rushed to two hospitals for treatment, he tragically passed away after eight days in a coma. Dagrin was only 25 years old at the time of his death, and his loss sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry, leaving his fans and the nation in mourning.
Next on our list is Mohbad, the talented Nigerian singer who passed away at the age of 27 on September 12th. The news of his death was confirmed by music promoter Ovie on Tuesday, and it was later acknowledged by YBNL music executive and singer, Olamide. The cause of Mohbad's death was allegedly an ear infection. This heartbreaking incident occurred just a few months after he terminated his contract with Marlian Music, citing assault and unpaid royalties as reasons for his departure.
Another artist we mourn is Oniyide Azeez, professionally known as Dablixx Osha. This 26-year-old Nigerian trap rapper and songwriter, born in Lagos State, passed away in November 2022 after complaining of stomach pain. Dablixx gained fame as an internet sensation through his Instagram freestyles, showcasing his ability to trap using the indigenous Yoruba dialect. Tragically, he died shortly after releasing a song titled 'Pray We Live Long,' in which he claimed his mother had dreamt of his death.
Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, better known as Goldie, was a rising star in the Nigerian music scene before her untimely demise. She had established herself as one of the most promising female musicians in the country. Goldie passed away on February 14, 2013, just eight months before her 30th birthday. The cause of her death was complications arising from a lung failure.
Margret Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, also known as Zara, was another talented artist who left us too soon. She died at the age of 28 after battling multiple sclerosis. Zara's passing, like the others on this list, occurred during her prime, leaving a void in the music industry.
Tragedy also struck the world of Big Brother Naija, as former season 3 housemate and fast-rising singer Patrick Fakoya, known as Rico Swavey, was involved in a car crash that left him on life support. Sadly, he passed away two days after the accident, on October 13, 2022.
To honor these fallen stars, a night of tribute and candlelight walk will be held at Retro Citi in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Additionally, a private service was held at the Methodist Church of the Trinity in Tinubu Square before Rico Swavey's burial at Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The loss of these talented individuals is a somber reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of our existence. Their contributions to the Nigerian music industry will forever be remembered, and they will be dearly missed by their fans and loved ones. May their souls rest in eternal peace.