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Nigeria: Sadness as Friends Remember Mc Loph

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Late Osondi Owendi famed Mc Loph

Sadness, dejection and blames depict the atmosphere last Friday, when some committed friends of MC Loph relived the unpleasant memories of the crooner's demise.

MC Loph who came into limelight with the release of a remix of the late highlife legend, Osita Osadebe's hit song, "Osondi Owendi" few years ago, died in an auto-crash alongside his only sister, Chinwe on 14th of September, 2011, while on his way to Enugu for his traditional wedding.

Also in the SUV, in which the Anambra State born rapper was driving himself, was his then, wife-to-be Nkiru,who at that time was pregnant,but incidentally was the only survivor of the accident.

Prior to his demise, the hardworking musician completed recording a duet with Faze in a song titled " I know what the girls want."

The friends gathered at a hangout in Aguda, Surulere, to mark one year of his demise. They also seized the opportunity to review the state of things with his family after his death.

Among them were the deceased's former publicist, Ifenna Ezechukwu and manager, Mgbakor Obinna. Others were Chukwudi Bambino, Ndubuoke Theodore Ujunwa a.k.a Mr UJ, Toscar Roberts Ugwu and Donatus Okonkwo.

Mr Bambino who spoke on behalf of his friends, lamented the gross negligence and abandonment currently faced by the late musician's family following g his demise.

"We have observed that when MC Loph died, people raised the family's hope with promises and since after the burial, have not fulfilled the promises. Between the time MC Loph died and now, a lot of things have happened. As friends, we are not happy with the way things are going on." he stated.

"MC Loph's death has taught me a great lesson. While he was alive,he was known to be a very kind-hearted person. He accommodated some of these friends until they finally got a place of their own.

But today, he is no more leaving behind an aged mother, wife and a child."

Bambino said, even though MC Loph's dreams were truncated by his sudden demise, there is the need to immortalise him because the late singer contributed immensely to the development of the nation's entertainment industry.

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