Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji (born March 24, 1995) is a Professional Nigerian artist renowned for his versatile talents as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and adept text battler. He is recognized professionally with his stage name, Oladips, and His multifaceted abilities have earned him recognition and admiration within the Nigerian music industry.
He further expanded his fame after he bagged a record deal with one of Nigeria’s top rappers, Reminisce, on his record label, EDGE/LRR Records, which was later terminated due to a feud between him and his boss, Reminisce.
Oladips was born and raised in Ogun state, where he was nurtured by his family. However, the specific details about his family remain relatively private.
Completing his foundational education in Ogun state, Oladips took the next step in his academic journey, pursuing higher education at the University of Jos in Plateau state, where he successfully earned a degree in Economics. This educational background showcased his commitment to learning and laid the groundwork for the multifaceted artist he would become.
After completing his studies, Oladips set his sights on Lagos, the bustling epicenter of Nigeria’s music industry, to pursue his passion for music. Fortunately, his move proved to be a game-changer. His artistry, characterized by catchy lyrics and clever wordplay, quickly resonated with audiences, catapulting him into the spotlight.
Oladips started his music journey when he was young, getting noticed as a text battler and later becoming a well-known rap battler on Facebook. His early days on social media set the foundation for a career that would soon catch the eyes of fans.
A big moment for Oladips was when he gained fame by winning against Don Geo, a notable name in the rap battling scene. This victory boosted his reputation and brought in more fans on social media.
His rise continued as he earned praise for covering Drake’s song, Trey Song, which became popular on the streets and established Oladips as an artist worth watching. Another noteworthy achievement was his cover of the late Dagrin’s song, “Don’t Let Dagrin Down,” showing his respect for the legends who came before him.
The highlight of Oladips‘ early career happened when Reminisce, a key figure in Nigerian music, noticed him and offered a record deal under the LRR/EDGE Records label. This was a major breakthrough, leading to the release of the song “Bounce,” a collaboration with his label boss Reminisce, highlighting their musical synergy.
Further securing his position in the industry, Oladips released the impressive track “Lalalukulala,” earning praise from both music critics and fans. This period marked Oladips‘ shift from a social media sensation to a celebrated artist in the Nigerian music scene, setting the stage for the ongoing growth of his promising career.
Oladips Feud With His Former Record Label Boss, Reminisce
On July 1, 2019, reports surfaced indicating that Oladips had terminated his contract with LRR/EDGE Records. This decision was accompanied by releasing a song in which he dissed his former label boss, Reminisce, accusing him of contract fraud and negligence.
Oladips asserted that the reason for this fallout was the slow progress of his career and insufficient investment in his musical journey, contrary to the promises made. The record company, however, countered, stating that they were offering assistance and claimed there was no formal contract in place.
In the diss track, Oladips revealed feeling deceived and disclosed leaving the label with a meager amount of 23,000 naira in his account. This marked a period of publicized discord between the artist and his former label, shedding light on the challenges faced in the music industry.
Despite the contentious separation, recent speculations suggest that Oladips and Reminisce may have reconciled. Instances of both artists engaging in positive communication, such as leaving comments on each other’s Instagram pictures, have fueled these rumors.
5 am in Ogun state
Bounce (ft. Reminisce)
Hello (Adele’s cover)
Asalamalekun (Reminisce’s cover)
Let Dagrin down
Dreams and Realities
Me and My Guys
Oladips has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life, particularly regarding matters of the heart. He has not publicly disclosed information about the love of his life, leaving fans to speculate about his relationship status. However, there’s a prevailing assumption that he might be in a serious relationship.
In the most recent update as of November 14, 2023, Oladips was observed being rushed to the hospital by his friends. While there hasn’t been a comprehensive explanation for this incident, reports suggest that he was unwell.
In light of this news, there are reports indicating that Oladips has sadly passed away. This information was conveyed through a post on his Instagram account by his management. This news marks another significant and tragic event in the Nigerian music industry, coming closely after the untimely death of MohBad.
Oladips is estimated to have a net worth ranging approximately between US$500,000 to US$1 million.