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Budding hip hop artist Olaniyan Damilola, popularly known as "Damino Damoche," was shot dead this afternoon by suspected campus fraternity gangs at the Lagos State University.
The incident took place at about 4:30 p.m. Nigerian time. Eyewitnesses said Damoche's assailants apparently trailed him on a motorbike after he finished a class test in Banking and Finance. He was a 400 level student.
The attack appears to be a reprisal attack from a rival gang, as Damoche was known to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity. Members of that confraternity took to Twitter to promise reprisals on his assailants.
Damoche was shot twice, in the head and on the left hand, with what appeared to be a high caliber weapon. He lay dead for several hours before policemen took his body away in a pick-up van.
He was a Banking and Finance student of the school. His hit songs include “OBO TO CHE” Featuring Skaliey, And ‘Fall In The Circle’ featuring- DRAMA, & Feel Aray Featuring Stormy Zino & IQ(House Of Ginjah).
Damoche was born in Lagos Nigeria into a family of 3, a native of Ogun State. He was well composed as noted by his all-embracing chill character. A Student Of Lagos State University (LASU).
He started his music trade with some guys called “Middle Guys”. When things did not go well, he went as a solo artiste and got parties rocking, picking up the microphone at a very tender age, doing music underground and as well organizing street shows.
He has sang with artists like Drama,Dj Zeez,Konga, Prince Banton, Zee World, Shanko Rasheed, Skaliey, Baddo, B.O.Y and still planning to work with Durrela, 2Face, D’Banj and other top Nigerian artists.
Lagos State University has been the scene of bloody campus gang confrontations since the 1990s.
So sad! May his soul rest in peace...amen.