Nigerian singer, Joshua Olonitan, popularly known as Slimjoe Omoalajo, has passed away after a protracted illness.
The Oti Yanyan star, who in May 2021 revealed he was diagnosed with a kidney problem and in dire need of financial assistance, died on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at age 30.
He had appealed to Nigerians for support in raising N15million for his kidney transplant.
His death was confirmed via a Facebook post by his colleague, Raymond Gbaji, who took to the platform to mourn his demise.
Slim Joe who hailed from Odo-Ayedun in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, was a versatile entertainer who dominated the airwaves with his hit song ‘o ti yanyan’ in 2009.
In other news, a Nigerian woman, identified as Mrs. Gloria Chiaka Aderibigbe, has reportedly died two days after giving birth to a set of twins.
Aderibigbe is said to have waited ten years for the fruit of the womb before she finally welcomed her bundles of joy on Thursday, December 23.
Unfortunately, the moment of joy was overturned as the family was thrown into mourning.
According to the deceased’s sister, who shared the tragedy on Facebook, she developed complications shortly after giving birth to her babies and died two days later, on Christmas day. Read here.