Taiwo Oshadipe Death: Manager Akinsanya Reveals Details

Nigerians were shocked by another untimely death of a renowned singer of the popular Oshadipe Twins duo, Taiwo, on October 3, 2014, Friday.

The loss was extremely painful for family, relatives and friends, as well as for thousands fans and followers who expressed their words of condolence on social media.


The manager of the popular singing duo, Olu Akinsanya, has finally given comments in an exclusive interview with TheNation, despite being silent in the first days after the shocking death.

He revealed that the young singer and actress might have died of complications arising from chest-related pains.

According to him, Taiwo was admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, about a month ago. The doctors examined her and she was given some medications.

The manager noted that there were no indications that this would become a fatal case.

“She felt better when she started taking the drugs. But surprisingly, she suffered a relapse.”


Olu Akinsanya further revealed that on October 1, 2014, Wednesday, she called her doctor, who treated her at LASUTH, and was told to come over to his private hospital, as he would not be around at LASUTH until Friday.

Taiwo returned to clinic, just like the doctor advised. Some medical checks were completed and drugs were proscribed to her again. The singer and her manager made an appointment for Friday. However, unknown pains stroke the late singer in the early hours of the day.

“This time, it was very severe. So, her twin sister, Kehinde, decided to rush her to LASUTH. However, upon reaching the hospital, she was confirmed dead. So, by 8.00am, Kehinde called me and I had to rush to LASUTH to see her for myself.

“It is still very shocking to me. I saw her on Wednesday and we talked and joked. We even talked about my forthcoming wedding. She promised to play at my wedding, so she asked me not to invite any other musician,” the manager recalled, adding that last thing she complained about was the chest pain

The autopsy report of the later singer is awaited soon. It should clear the air on whether Taiwo fully recovered from her illness and what was the pain nature of the pains which might have resulted in her sudden death.

It would be added that the Oshadipe Twins lost their elder brother on the day of their album launch three years ago.

The singing duo are known for playing contemporary, inspirational and gospel music. Their popularity and fame came after the release of the song Dide Olorun Mi.



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