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5 promising Nigerian artist who died young



Death is inevitable, painful and sad. The Nigerian entertainment Industry has lost young and promising entertainers to the cold hands of death.

Here are five promising young Nigerian entertainers who died young

1. Goldie


Susan Oluwabimpe Filani, known by the stage name Goldie, was a Nigerian singer and a Big Brother Africa star signed to Kennis Music. She complained of a headache and was rushed to hospital. She died shortly after that event of reported “hypertensive heart disease”. She was 31.

2. Dagrin

Olaitan Olanipekun better known as Dagrin, was a fast-rising Nigerian singer, who released hot songs like Pon Pon Pon and Kondo. In 2010, Da Grin died in a car accident in Lagos. Dagrin’s death was a major blow in the entertainment industry. The Yoruba rapper has been credited with being the instigator of the new era in indigenous rap in Nigeria that inspired artists like Olamide, Phyno, and Reminisce etc

3. Kefee

Kefee Obareki also referred to by her music name Kefee, was a Nigerian female gospel singer and composer. She died of lung failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was married to popular OAP, Esosa Don Momoh at the time of her death. Kefee died at the age of 34.

4. OJB Jezreel

Babatunde Okungbowa, popularly known as OJB Jezreel or OJB, was a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer. OJB was diagnosed with kidney ailment in 2013. He was subsequently flown to India, where he underwent a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, he suffered a relapse and died on June 14, 2016 of kidney disease.

5. Mad Melon

Mad Melon of the ‘Danfo Driver’ fame died after a battle with an undisclosed illness. His death was announced on Instagram by music icon, Daddy Showkey.  Mountain Black and Mad Melon rose to fame in 2003 with their hit song, ‘Danfo Driver’

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