It’s been a year since Nigerian singer and songwriter, Nomoreloss passed on, but here are a few facts you didn’t know about him:
- His real name: Muyiwa Osinuga
- Education: he attended A.D.R.A.O. International School for his secondary and primary education in Victoria Island, which is a highbrow area in Lagos.
- His career: before being known as a singer: started out as a rapper then stand-up comedian, later became a singer.
- His first single: titled ‘Kilode’.
- His relationship with late producer, OJB Jezreel: he was OJB Jezereel’s protégée.
- How he tried to save OJB’s life: In 2013, led the ‘Save OJB’ campaign, which sought for funds for the then ill producer who was battling with kidney disorder.
- His breakthrough: Nomoreloss became famous following his remix of Orlando Owoh’s 80s hit, ‘Iyawo Olele’ which he titled ‘Iyawo Asiko’. He served as a judge on MTN-sponsored West African Project Fame for two seasons between 2010 and 2012.
- Who trained him: trained under respected instrumentalist and saxophonist, Kunle Ajayi.
- How he helped Ruggedman enter the limelight was the funny voice mimicking an ‘aboki’ man in Ruggedman‘s breakout single, ‘Ehen’.
- He got married to popular Rhythm FM OAP Phoenix (Adeola Osinuga) in 2008 and welcomed their daughter in January 2011.
Nomoreloss was diagnosed with typhoid fever and was hospitalised for a while in 2016, but was soon discharged. A few weeks later, he was rushed to a hospital following a relapse, where he died.
May his soul rest in peace.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun