Two days ago, the news that Gbemiga Abiodun popularly known as Deejay Olu had been found dead in his car alongside friend and partner, Chime sadly made its way out. Since then social media’s streets have been full of tributes the DJ and entrepreneur who has gone too soon. His impact as a DJ was limitless as he inspired the crop of young DJs who have come out of Lagos in the past 5 years, acquired Vapors Night Club last December and continued to gain reputability with customizations to cars through his DJ Olu Customs outfit.
Davido who had OLU as one of his early DJs was quick to acknowledge the influence the late powerhouse had on him and dedicated his 30 Billion African Tour opener in Bloemfontein, South Africa to OLU and recently passed friend, Tagbo.
Many others including Wizkid, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Ayo Jay, Dremo, DJ Spinall and more have also honored the late and offered their condolences to the Abiodun family while highlighting his craft, personality and impact.
At 24, Olu’s impact exceeded the years he spent on earth, paving the way for young DJ’s and creatives by breaking new music and showing the endless possibilities that existed. A legend gone too soon, Rest in Power Deejay Olu.
I promise you bro. I’m gonna finish everything you started off ❤️ https://t.co/OxZoeNJD5M
— Tobias (@Tobi_Abiodun) October 7, 2017
Rest well bro #DjOlu
— Runtown (@iRuntown) October 7, 2017
Olu Billy gone too soon! Rest In Peace bro
— Asa Asika (@AsaAsika) October 8, 2017
— D-O (@prettyboyDO) October 8, 2017
RIP DJ OLU.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) October 8, 2017
Rest well DJ Olu…God u know best
— DJ Neptune #Greatness Album is OUT (@deejayneptune) October 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Dj Olu
May the heavens keep you safe
— Santi (@Ozzyb_) October 8, 2017
DJ Olu showed love to me on my first gig mehn. He didn't have to, but he was just a genuine guy
— feMo (@DJfeMo_) October 8, 2017
— DJ OREÖ (@Iam_DjOreo) October 8, 2017
You will be missed my Brother.
RIP DJ Olu
You were amazing at your craft. pic.twitter.com/dLpGQAUMD6
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) October 7, 2017
Olu was a GREAT DJ! One of the DJs breaking our songs in the UK and in Lagos with great mixes. I will never forget him
— Ajebutter22 (@ajebutter22) October 8, 2017