The post Rising Singer Damino Damoche Shot Dead appeared yesterday around 5.00 p.m, as he was shot at the Iba Gate of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, by people suspected to be cultists. Though, it is not clear why he was shot, sources say his assailants who operated on a motor bike opened fire on him several times before he gave up the ghost.
Olaniyan Damilola, popular known as Damino Damoche was killed for no reason, and it has been gathered that he was shot in the head twice, after he finished writing a test at the Faculty of Management Science of the institution. Related Article: Damoche Shot Dead
The hip hop artiste, who broke to limelight mid-2011, was, until his death, a 400-level Banking and Finance student at LASU.
Damoche began his music career with a group known as Middle Guys before he decided to pursue a solo career. The ‘Obo to che’ crooner has collaborated with others artistes on the music scene such as Drama, DJ Zeez, Prince Banton, Shanko Rasheed, Konga and B.O.Y.
He was planning further collaborations with established artistes such as Durrela, 2face, D’Banj and other A-list musicians before his untimely death. His last self titled album Damino Damoche was released in 2011.
He was said to be working on his next album due for launch in April when the incident occurred. Damino Damoche has produced various songs including “Dadubule”,“Obotoshe”and was working with some top artiste to complete his Album before he was murdered.
Ngozi Braide, the image maker in charge of the Lagos State police command, confirmed the killing. She added that the police had deposited the corpse at the mortuary.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered that the hip hop act was on his way out of the campus, when some alleged cult guys accosted him and shot him at a close range. The death created panic in the school, as students rushed to the scene to catch a glimpse.
A student of LASU, who simply identified himself as Ojo, informed the Nigerian Tribune that “it is not unusual in LASU for someone to be killed before examinations. We know that they will surely kill since we are starting our exams next week.”