Nigerian artists from across generations have paid tribute on social media to DJ Olu, following the tragic news of his passing on Saturday evening. The DJ/entrepreneur/producer was an influential figure in the music industry, as well as helming thriving businesses in the nightlife and automobile industries, respectfully. The reaction to his death on social media was an immediate outpouring of grief and shock from Davido, Wizkid, Santi, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and many more. He was 24.
Whilst most remembered by music fans for being Davido’s official DJ during his star-making years, DJ Olu was revered by all in the music industry for his willingness and seemingly effortless ability to successfully break unknown records into the mainstream – an act which is phenomenally rare in a payola-strewn industry. In addition to this, Olu was known to use his various club residencies across the UK and Nigeria to provide a platform for young DJs to cut their teeth on the big stage, a testament to his character.
At The NATIVE we are honoured to say Olu was a close friend of the family, and our thoughts and prayers are with his parents and siblings at this time, as well as with the loved ones of his close friend and business associate Chime . #DJOLUFOREVER
It feels so wrong to post your picture up and write RIP. It feels so wrong. You always support me , you always message me … We had plans for the lounge & stuffs … I'm always looking forward to your snaps because it's full of LIFE !!!! Despite how comfortable you are …. you always work so hard just to earn it for yourself and others. This is wrong ! This is wrong. This is the worst news ever. I pray God grant you heavenly rest & strength to your family.
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