Zlatan names Oladips ‘Lazarus’ after death controversy

Zlatan Ibile

Rapper Zlatan has named his colleague Oladips after the biblical character Lazarus who was raised from the dead after four days.

Nigerians were thrown into a state of mourning on November 15 after Oladips’ management announced that he had died after a two-year personal struggle.

However, fellow rapper and longtime friend of Oladips, Qdot shared a video of the rapper, claiming “he is alive”.

He further said Oladips would return online if his album reached the top of the music charts.

The post sparked allegations that the rapper faked his death to gain music clout but Oladips debunked the allegations.

On Wednesday, Zlatan who broke down in tears when Oladips’ fake death was announced shared a video of himself and the rapper at a club.

In the video, Zlatan could be heard calling Oladips Lazarus but the latter laughed it off while having a drink.

Captioning the video, he wrote: “Lazarus gan gan.”

After the controversy, Oladips during an interview with Naija FM, tendered an apology to the public.

The 28-year-old claimed he was really sick and would never play with the emotions of his fans.

Oladips denies faking death to promote album

“To Nigerians and to my disciples, my core followers, I would never play with people’s emotions like that, it was never a prank I was sick sick, I am really sorry for the confusion and the distress and the false alarm and I take full responsibility because you didn’t hear from my mum you were like ‘ah this guy don go’ Thats why I said I take full responsibility because that is on me. So I am really sorry, make una forgive me abeg,” he said.