On Friday, 23rd of July, another tragedy befell the Nigerian music industry as another young and fast rising artist, Olaitan Adebukola Ola popularly known as Basics died due to injuries he sustained in a ghastly car crash along Ikire expressway in Osun State. Basic was traveling with three friends and was scheduled to perform at a burial ceremony in Oshogbo, Osun State when the accident occurred.
He's since been buried.
He was 31 years old.
Basic used to drive past my street (in Surulere) in an old bus selling his CDs himself. I remember thinking to myself, he's very determined, he will make it one day. Yeah well, I guess after all said and done, it all ends here!
May his soul rest in peace...amen.