Abdulrasheed Opeyemi, the personal assistant of street rapper, Oladipupo Oladimeji, popularly known as Oladips, has spoken about the issues surrounding the reported death of the singer.
According to Opeyemi, the rapper was not breathing for three days until he was revived and by then, his manager had already shared the reports of his death.
Recall that a report of the rapper’s death went viral on the internet on the 14th of November and confirmed on his Instagram page.
His management wrote in a statement, “We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, aka Oladips, passed away yesterday, November 14, Tuesday evening, at exactly 10:14 pm. We are still in shock as we speak!
“For over two years, he has kept his battles within himself; his body is now with his family. The family asked that we respect their privacy in this trying time. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this great loss. (amen).”
Abdulrasheed, in an interview with Punch, said, “I don’t know how to say this. It was a misinterpretation with the manager who has access to Oladips’ page. We all thought he was dead because he was not breathing until the third day when he was revived. By then, the manager had already shared the story.
“Even I could not reach him until the third day.”
Asked where the rapper was for the three days, Abdulrasheed responded, “He was with his family.”
Abdulrasheed also revealed that the music outfit has since sacked the manager, whose identity he did not disclose.
He added, “You are speaking with the right person in the label. The manager who shared the story has since been sacked. Oladips will soon address everyone on the issue.”