10 Young Nigerian Musicians That Have Sadly Died, What Killed Them Young Artist Should Avoid

10 Young Nigerian Musicians That Have Sadly Died, What Killed Them Young Artist Should Avoid

Many had admired their talents, others have envied them. It was all for daring to be what their peers were dreaming to be. Unfortunately, they were suddenly snatched away by death, leaving behind deep pains, and anguish. Ironically, these famous musicians through their works, are even becoming more celebrated today than when they were alive. Below are 10 young Nigerian musician that sadly passed away

1. Dagrin



Dagrin whose real name was Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun died at the age of 22 on 22 April 2010 after a car crash in Lagos.

Dagrin died exactly eight days after the ghastly motor accident on April 14 2010 in front of Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos. According to reports, his car- a Nissan Maxima rammed into a truck.

2. Goldie



In Feburary 2013, Nigerian pop singer Susan Oluwabimpe “Goldie”, Harvey, died after a sudden illness. She was 31 years old.

Her record label said she had complained of a severe headache shortly after returning to Nigeria from the US where she had attended the music industry’s Grammy Awards.

The star was rushed to a hospital in Lagos, where she was pronounced dead.

3. Kefee



Gospel Singer, Kefee passed away on June 13, 2014 after being in a coma for weeks in an undisclosed American hospital.She went into coma, after collapsing in a 14-hour flight while she was on her way to Chicago for an event.

4. Mad Melon



In September 2019, Oghenemaro Emeofa, popularly known as Mad Melon, the one half of veteran Nigerian music duo, Danfo Drivers sadly passed away.

The musician was said to be battling an undisclosed ailment before he passed on at Tolu Medical Centre Hospital in Ajegunle, Lagos.

5. Chi Jungulist



In November 2019, the former group member with popular singer Oritsefemi , died earlier today after battling with an ailment for a very long time.



Taking to his Instagram page, Oritsefemi announce the death of his former music partner.

He wrote:

“Brother you tried your best to fight it …

jah knows better ….he’s bigger than

everyone and no man can question him

May your soul rest in perfect peace

brother… ‘

6. Superior Emmanuel



In 2019, a young Nigerian singer, ‘Superior Emmanuel’ died in a very disturbing way.

According to veteran musician African China who announced his death, ‘ Superior Emma was attacked by robber’s on third mainland bridge, they robbed him, took his money, phones, forced him to drink the poisnous sniper and threw him inside the third mainland lagoon’.

African China went on to explain that, the deceased singer managed to swim ashore but he was also robbed of his clothes and shoes by fishermen. ‘It was one gala seller that had pity on him, gave him clothes and rushed him to a hospital where he explained what happened to him but he died shortly afterwards’ he added.

7. Mc Loph



Eastern highlife rapper famed for his hit remake single of Osadebede’s song died in a tragic car crash on 14 September 2011 on the notorious Benin – Ore Expressway.



Mc Loph was travelling to his home town in Anambra State from Lagos to perform his traditional marriage rites.

He was driving and his fiancé and her sister were his passengers. His fiancé was the only survivor. MC Loph had begun to gain his recognition as an artiste in the country, especially in Eastern Nigeria.

8. Olumide Awise



Fast-rising Fuji musician, Olumide Awise alias Baba Ogbon (Wise man) ended his sojourn on earth after a brief illness on May, 18, 2016 in Lagos.

9. OJB Jezreel





In June 2016, Nigerian singer, song writer and record producer, OJB Jezreel died of after a relapse as a result of kidney transplant three years back. He died at age 49.

10. NoMoreLoss



Talented Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Osinuga a.k.a Nomoreloss has passed on March, 21, 2016. He died of typhoid fever.

May their souls rest in peace.

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