A popular Nigerian Disc jockey, Babatunde Bello aka DJ Babus, was announced dead yesterday with reports stating the cause of death as coronavirus.
According to reports, DJ Babus died on Friday, January 29, 2021, after battling with the deadly pandemic for three weeks while undergoing treatment for Covid-9 complications.
DJ Babus graduated from the University of Baltimore in the United States in 2010 where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology Management. He also as Resident DJ at Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos between 2014 and 2015 and later Resident DJ at RSVP Restaurant and Lounge.
DJ Babus was known for his talent as a disc jockey and well respected by his peers in the field. At some point in his career, he was a Talent Manager at KnightHouse, The Creative Entertainment Company where popular acts like Mo Cheddah, Phenom rose to stardom.
He also founded Crates and Vinyl Entertainment, an entertainment company that specializes in content creation for radio, TV and the Internet.
His friends and colleagues in the industry have taken to social media to express shock over his demise with On-Air Personality, Raezy Winston heading to Twitter to write: “Lord!! 3 weeks ago I learnt privately that Dj Babus was hit with Covid and was in a terrible state. From not being properly attended to, to panting and struggling to breathe even while on oxygen (even if he was paying ridiculous!).
“It hurts to know he ain’t make it. RIP Babus”
“What the heck is this coincidence that “I’ll see you when you get there” by Coolio was playing while I tweeted that?? ? This life is actually now so annoying”
DJ Babus death came as a shock to many
Rapper, Illbliss responded to Babus’ death on Twitter and wrote: “I just read about Dj Babus. I had to sit down for a moment to really reflect on how fickle and dusty and fragile this life of ours really is. One moment you here…The next its RIP. Rest in perfect peace my G. To you all out there. Covid is wiping us out. Stay guarded and pray.”
DJ Babus had a decade of experience in the entertainment industry which saw him operate as a DJ, producer, songwriter, talent manager, sound engineer and sound designer for TV & film.
He also had two albums under his belt titled Euphoria and EUPHORIA EP, with his main focus being in electronic and dance music under record labels 1000818 Records DK and Crates and Vinyl Entertainment respectively.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.