About 10 days ago, this young Nigerian rapper and singer, Olanrewaju Pelepele shared an emotional video online talking about how depressed he was and his plans to take his own life.
At the time, he wasn’t taken serious and now, he has made good on his promise and has taken his life. He was found stone cold dead in his apartment on Friday, September 20th 2019.
His death stems from his long battle with depression and his inability to fully break into the Nigerian music industry despite 10years of hard work.
Pele pele Committed sucide today ; depression amongst Nigerian artistes is real… blown or not ; always be kind . This shit hurt sha
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) September 20, 2019
Dear upcoming artist,your time will come as long as you don’t give up.,Suicide is never an option , never!! despite over 10years of struggle😭, OLANREWAJU PELEPELE, rip💔😭😭, pic.twitter.com/ae07Z6jEM9
— Intelligence Quotient (@Jager_420) September 20, 2019