By Benjamin Njoku
EMOTIONS ran high on social media, Tuesday, when some notable Nigerian entertainers remembered one of their departed colleagues, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, popularly known as Nomoreloss who died last year. The multi-talented singer and comedian, best known for hit songs such as ‘Iyawo Asiko’ and ‘Let Them Say” died on March 21, 2016, after losing the battle with typhoid fever.
Some of his colleagues who took to the social media to pay tribute to the late singer were Basketmouth, Daddy Showkey, Ill Bliss, Nikki Laoye, Yaw, Niyi Agboola among others.
Daddy Showkey wrote on his Instagram page, “Forever in our hearts,” while Niyi Agboola wrote, “Continue to rest in peace #nomoreloss #one year in mind we all missed you, your memories linger on in our heart…..Till we meet again.”
Basketmouth and one of his best pals shared a photo of Nomoreless, with the touching words, “You will be remembered forever, bro. Continue to rest in peace.”
Nikki Laoye also remembered her ‘big brother 1 year already… I remember you today, bros mi as always… Big brothers like you are very rare and I thank God for all you were to me from day one. When I started my musical career as Nikki Laoye in 2006, you were always right there to advise, bug me, and encourage me all the way, all through the years. Losing you hurt real bad.. It still does but I know you are in a better place where there’s no more pain or sorrow. I just miss you.So many memories and I keep them all close in my heart. Your infectious smile as captured your pictures always bring a smile to mine.”
Rapper Ill Bliss wrote, “How Time Flies… exactly a year today since we lost you homie. I know you are in Heaven smiling down. May your soul keep resting in eternal peace.”
Nomoreloss hit the limelight in 2002, after he featured in Ruggedman’s classic cut ‘Ehen’. Prior to that, he was a presenter on the music TV show ‘Groovoidz.’ In 2006, he released his debut album, ‘Let Them Say’, and in 2015, he released his ‘Grass to Grace’ song. He wrote Jaywon’s hit song, ‘This Year’, in 2012. In 2014, he dropped the albums; ‘Standing,’ and ‘Then and Now.’