5 Nigerian Artistes Whose Untimely Death Shook The Music Industry

5 Nigerian Artistes Whose Untimely Death Shook The Music Industry

5 Nigerian Artistes Whose Untimely Death Shook The

Music Industry

In the Nigerian music industry, a few artistes have passed away and it is so excruciating and awful as a portion of

these geniuses kicked the bucket exactly when they were going to become showbiz royalty in the business.

Some passed on because of devouring hard medications while some sadly in an appalling engine mishap and

couple of different ways.

In the interim a portion of these artistes are as yet significant in the business as they are named music symbols,

their melodies are evergreen and still get played in each alcove and corners of the nation.

In the soul of bringing back recollections and coming back to the hearts of music fans the personality of these late

music diamonds, we have made a rundown of the 5 Nigerian artistes that were casualties of inconvenient demise



Olaitan Olanipekun, known by the stage name, Da Grin, passed on at 25 years old on 22 April, 2010 after a deadly

car crash in the Mushin zone Lagos. The passing of the youthful rapper was said to be brought about by officials

of the Nigerian police.

As indicated by different reports, police officers had ceased a bond truck (with the aim of gathering reward)

however shockingly the truck had no back light and the approaching vehicle which was Da Grin’s didn’t know

about any vehicle ahead, it just slammed into the truck from the back without utilizing his brake. He didn’t see the

truck left, henceforth he saw the unnecessary quality in applying his brake which cause him serious wounds.

It was later announced that he kicked the bucket at the emergency clinic leaving his family, friends and family and

his music darlings devastated


Susan Oluwabimpe Filani Harvey broadly known as Goldie was a raving female artiste in the music business .She

was a Big Brother Africa housemate in the year 2012. Goldie surrendered the phantom on fourteenth of February

2013 at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island Lagos at 31 years old.

The songstress allegedly came back from the US in the wake of going to the Grammy Awards after all of a sudden

becoming sick. She was taken to the medical clinic where she passed on a short time later. It was said that Goldie

was into ‘hard-medications’ and that was actually what prompted her initial downfall. In any case, a dissection was

done later on and it was affirmed that the performer passed on of hypertensive coronary illness which activated

intra-cerebellar discharge


Kefee Obareki Don Momoh passed on at an emergency clinic in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2014 at 34

years old. The artist who once highlighted ballroom vocalist, Timaya in a tune titled “kokoroko” was fighting with

lung disappointment and was in trance like state for fifteen days before her UK chief formally reported she had

kicked the bucket of lungs disappointment.

She was determined to have eclampsia, a condition where at least one spasms happen in a pregnant lady

experiencing hypertension. The gospel artist who was in her initial trimester had crumpled and slipped into a state

of extreme lethargy following a 14 hour trip to Chicago. She never woke up to see her adoration ones again.


Nwaozo Obiajulu otherwise known as MC Loph kicked the bucket in a terrible fender bender along the Benin/Ore

Expressway on September 14, 2011, at 34 years old. The skilled artist was going to Enugu State for his

conventional wedding service alongside his life partner who kicked the bucket close by him.

His demise was a stunning one as such a significant number of artistes lamented over his passing and some like”

Flavor” even made a tribute tune to him. His name is everlastingly recalled in the music business particularly in the

eastern part where he promoted the melody Osondi-Owendi as a tribute tune to the late high-life performer



Babatunde Okungbowa famously known by his stage name OJB Jezreel kicked the bucket on June 14, 2016 of

kidney ailment. It was accounted for that the vocalist had gone for a kidney transplant in India 3 years before his

demise and everything was effective.

As per a nearby source, OJB’s kidney had bombed again and he was on dialysis to conquer the backslide before he

surrendered the apparition at Lagos emergency clinic.

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