Dr Frabz, a veteran music producer in the early days of Nigerian hip-hop, is dead.
Dr Frabz, Ayodele Faboro, who had produced many hit songs for many prominent artistes, was reportedly shot dead in United States on Saturday. Detail on the reasons he was shot is still unclear.
Celebrities have taken up to social media expressing their condolences. Samklef, a co-producer, stated how they exchange greetings weeks before, only to find out he’s dead weeks later.
He hailed from Ekiti state, started his music journey at 6 when he started playing the piano. He made music a career in 2006 with the moniker Dr Frabs which meant Doctor of Flavour, R&B. He went on to create N’sayne Entertainment after which worked with many music stars such as Dagrin, Naeto C, Wizkid, Davido, Shank, Omawumi etc. producing hit songs like Dagrin’s “Thank God”, WizKid’s “Bombay”, and “Joy”, Banky W’s “Lagos Party”, ‘Slow Slow’ by Chuddy K , ‘Too late’ by Shank’s to mention few
In 2014, he was the music producer for Nigerian Idol season 4. Please, check below for some of the celebrities’ reactions on twitter
This life is really beans! That’s why it’s so important to live life to the fullest. I’m grateful that u shared your talent with the world. Rest in Paradise Dr. Frabz 💔 pic.twitter.com/RGq3uTvCHz
— Emma Nyra (@EmmaNyra) February 28, 2021
Rest in paradise my brother my friend. Ayo (Dr Frabz) We had big dreams but God knows best. I'm grateful for the life you lived and the hits you made. You a genuis, your legacy will live forever. Good night Frabinabebo aka Jugunu 🕊 pic.twitter.com/Cga6qOCGv7
— DJ Neptune #NoBodyIconsRemix (@deejayneptune) February 28, 2021
Rip frabz …. 😢
— Davido (@davido) February 28, 2021
Dokta Frabz produced "Lagos Party". That song changed my life. It brought so much joy to people over the years and encapsulated what celebrating in Lagos feels like. He's gone but his legacy lives on. May God rest his soul and strengthen his family's.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) February 28, 2021