Oladips Is Alive Not Dead – He Is Playing A Dangerous Prank – Yomi Fabiyi
The entertainment world was recently abuzz with the shocking announcement of Nigerian rapper Oladips’ death, a news that quickly spiraled into a whirlwind of speculation and controversy. Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has offered a thought-provoking perspective on the matter, suggesting that the rapper might be orchestrating a test of his popularity by feigning his own demise.
In an exclusive interview, Fabiyi expressed skepticism about the rapper’s reported death, citing the lack of response from Oladips’ management to counter the growing rumors that he might still be alive. This absence of a clear denial, according to Fabiyi, raises questions about the authenticity of the death announcement.
Oladips’ death was initially reported on his Instagram handle on Wednesday, November 14, 2023, leaving fans and the music community in shock. The post stated, “We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji, aka OLADIPS, passed away yesterday Nov 14th Tuesday evening, at exactly 10:14 pm. We are still in shock as we speak!” It went on to request privacy for the grieving family and hinted at an announcement of funeral services in due course.
Fabiyi, however, described the unfolding scenario as a case of “youthful exuberance,” asserting his belief that Oladips is still very much alive. He argued that if the rapper had indeed passed away, his management would have vehemently refuted claims of his being alive, especially to protect a grieving family from further distress.
The actor further speculated that the ‘Lalakukulala’ hitmaker might have experienced a close brush with death and opted to leverage it as a publicity stunt. “Maybe he is trying to test his popularity. He may have had a genuine death scare and they wished to play around it or he feels it is a stunt that may work,” Fabiyi stated.
When questioned about the ethics of such a move, Fabiyi responded that while it might not be fraudulent, it certainly qualifies as an expensive and potentially risky publicity stunt. He emphasized that the entertainment industry often thrives on the extraordinary, and stunts like this, if managed well, can sometimes boost a celebrity’s popularity. However, he cautioned that such strategies can backfire, leading to negative consequences for the artist’s career.
Fabiyi also alluded to a Yoruba proverb, “let’s pretend we are dead and see who will truly mourn us,” to underscore the competitive and imitative nature of the entertainment industry. He maintained that the industry often operates beyond ordinary norms, where natural or mundane occurrences seldom capture public attention.
He expressed a wish for Oladips’ well-being, irrespective of whether the death news was true or a stunt. He emphasized the unpredictable nature of the entertainment sector, where truth and spectacle often intertwine, leaving audiences in a constant state of suspense and speculation. Whether Oladips’ death is a reality or a clever ruse remains to be seen, but it undoubtedly underscores the complex and often sensational dynamics of the entertainment world.