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FALSE reports flood the internet that Mercury Prize-winning rapper and Top Boy star Santan Dave, 24, has died in a stabbing
- Reports have flooded the internet suggesting that rapper Santan Dave has died
- However the 24-year-old, from Streatham, London, is very much alive
- Fake news organisations made the claims he had been stabbed on his birthday
- The rappers fans rushed to Twitter in distress with one writing ‘Is Dave dead?’
- A fake Facebook page called R.I.P. Dave has gained almost one million likes
Reports have been flooding the internet this week suggesting that BRIT Award and Mercury Prize-winning rapper Santan Dave has died.
However the 24-year-old, who’s real name is David Orobosa Omoregie, from Streatham, South London, is very much alive and even posted a snap on his Twitter page on Tuesday.
False reports started to circulate that the star had been stabbed on his birthday earlier this week, even though Dave’s birthday is June 5th, and the rapper’s fans rushed to Twitter in distress with one writing ‘is Dave acc dead or is this some messed up joke?’
Dave, who appeared in the third series of Top Boy, made his debut appearance on a small platform named Street Starz and later progressed to Black Box, a YouTube channel for freestyle rap.
His 2016 track Thiago Silva featuring AJ Tracey and 2018 song Funky Friday with Fred are two of his biggest hits, and the rapper has fans across the globe.
His debut album Psychodrama won the Mercury Prize as well as Album of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards, and topped the charts in the UK.
False reports have been flooding the internet this week suggesting that UK rapper Santan Dave has died, however the 24-year-old, from Streatham, South London, is very much alive
Another said:’IS SANTAN DAVE DEAD?’ while another wrote:’Is Santan Dave alive or dead ? And why is no one taking about it ??!?’
The false claims gained even more attention due to the popularity of a Facebook page called R.I.P. Dave which has almost a million likes.
One headline read: Was David Orobosa Omoregie Aka Santan Dave Stabbed On His Birthday? What Happened And Where Is The Rapper Now?’
While another said: ‘Santan Dave Stabbed On His Birthday Party- Is He Dead Or Still Alive?’
Since the rumours started circling he posted a snap of himself in front of a London bus on his Instagram page @santandave
The rappers fans rushed to Twitter in distress with one writing ‘is Dave acc dead or is this some messed up joke?’
Some fans have been trying to clear up the cruel hoax on social media with one writing on Twitter: ‘Dave is not dead can you all pls behave.’
The rapper is in good health and is set to perform at Wireless festival in Birmingham on July 8.
Since the rumours started circling he posted a snap of himself in front of a London bus on his Instagram page @santandave.
Dave’s debut album Psychodrama, features the voice of his brother – who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Sofyen Belamouadden.
The boy, 15, was stabbed nine times in the lungs and chest by a teenage gang, dubbed the Samurai Tube killers, in front of commuters at Victoria station in London in 2010. Christopher Orobosa Omoregie, now 28, was a ringleader.
He was jailed in 2012 for a minimum of 18 years by a judge who said he failed to ‘show any kind of remorse’.
On the final track of Psychodrama, 21-year-old Dave rapped about being physically sick on the day his brother was jailed.
The musician, from Streatham in south London, also appeared to question the verdict in his brother’s trial, rapping: ‘Is it survival of the fittest or is he a killer?’ Dave went on to describe his brother as ‘my hero’.
Upon winning the £25,000 Mercury Prize at the Hammersmith Apollo in September 2019, Dave said: ‘I wanna thank my brother Christopher that inspired this album.
His debut album Psychodrama won the Mercury Prize as well as Album of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards, and topped the charts in the UK
‘This is your story that we told, and even though you can’t be here with us today, I know you’re watching this bro. And I’m so grateful, thank you guys so much.’
At the BRIT Awards in February 2020, he famously slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, accusing the Conservative leader of being racist as he performed Black, a track from his record, which won Album of the Year.
In a surprise moment for viewers and those in attendance at the O2 in London he debuted a brand new verse criticising Mr Johnson.
He said: ‘It is racist, whether or not it feels racist, the truth is our prime minister’s a real racist. They say – ‘you should be grateful, we’re the least racist’, I say the least racist is still racist.’
Dave also used his performance to pay tribute to prison rehabilitation worker Jack Merritt who was killed in November 2019 in a terror attack.
The false claims gained even more attention due to the popularity of a Facebook page called R.I.P. Dave which has almost a million likes
Dave made his debut appearance on a small platform named Street Starz and later progressed to Black Box, a YouTube channel for freestyle rap
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