We are just learning about the death of Mr Dapo Osewa, popularly called Dapxin, a long-standing foundational member of NVS and major member of the site's technical crew.

Mr Osewa was a fierce patriot and firm believer in the future of Nigeria, a frequent online contributor, and he deployed his technical prowess to help build online sites like NVS, Sahara Reporters.

Aged 31, Dapo was born in Akure, the capital of Ondo state. He attended the Federal University of Technology Staff Secondary School, Akure, graduating in 1998. He later obtained a National Diploma in Electronics at Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. In addition, he earned a diploma in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria.

In 2003, Dapo became a certified Microsoft engineer before heading to Huddersfield University in London where he completed his studies for a degree in law in 2011.

Before his death, he worked for the UK national archives as a linux system administrator and data capture specialist.

A few of Dapo's articles can be found in the link below

Dapo Osewa's Articles

Testimonies on Dapxin's Facebook page and other places confirm how much impact this quiet hero made in the lives of people around him during the short time he was here.

May his Gentle Soul rest in peace and May God console the family.

Admin,
NVS


TRIBUTES

Rudolf Okonkwo

Dap Xin was my Facebook friend. That was all I knew about him. He asked to be my friend and I accepted. Over time, I noticed that when I wrote something he would read it and find a paragraph he considered important. He would take it and place it in an electronic marble. And then he would blast it on his status page. It happened again and again. Unconsciously, it became one of my measures of whether I said anything important each week. I looked forward to seeing what he considered quotable. Some weeks he would place nothing on the marble, others he would. I understood. A few weeks ago, I noticed that I had not received any updates from him - nothing on the marble – not mine and not someone else’s. I decided to visit Dap’s Facebook page. I saw messages left for him by friends asking him to rest in peace. He passed away weeks before. His real name was Dapo Osewa...

I hate to know that Dapxin is dead! This guy has touched so many lives,he touched mine too, he was selfless. He spent an incredible amount of time talking to me about SaharaReporters. He taught me how to resize photos-plenty of them at once, he spoke goofily about the new media. And how it will change the world. He made predictions that have come to pass.

It is unbelievable that Dapxin is dead. I take a lot of painful decisions, I report painful things every day, but this is just too much. It is worse because I never knew he was gone until today. I feel extremely terrible about the demise of Dapo Osewa.
Very sad to learn that a friend Dapo Osewa Dap Xin died on August 13. I met Dapo on Nigeria Ngr VillageSquare many years ago. There was something about his punch comments online. Very friendly fellow. He has one of the highest number of comments on my blog and showed so much support to my writing. He promised me he would buy a copy of my book when it is finally released. Now he is gone. I will miss him. May his soul find rest. Amen!

http://chronos-studeos.com/blog/2012/08/r-i-p-dapo-osewa-dapxin-sleep-on-brother/

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chronos studeos autodesk design competition 2011 (he gave us the inspiration and logistics that made this happen)


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Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
M. Akosa posted on 09-07-2012, 11:47:07 AM
May his soul rest in peace.

I know him as one of those people on NVS that you have a very nice interaction with. Very smart and witty guy indeed !

Oh... what a sad loss ! Again ???
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Purple posted on 09-07-2012, 12:20:48 PM
What a loss! My condolences to his family. He was a funny and talented man.
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Omaks posted on 09-07-2012, 12:55:19 PM
I remember Dapxin very well from our many interactions on NNS, and it is sad to hear of his passing. May he rest in eternal peace, and may the almighty Allah grant his family the strength to bare this irreparable loss.
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Bode Eluyera posted on 09-07-2012, 13:03:52 PM
REST IN PEACE DAXPIN(Dapo Osewa)

A very tragic and unfortunate loss! May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. And I hope and pray that those of us behind would have the courage and wisdom to carry out his dreams and aspirations. I sympathize with his parents and family. May the Almighty God give them the strenght to bear the loss. What was the cause of his death at such a young age?

I have just been wondering where the following villagers are too: Tony, Felix, Iyalata, Son of the Delta, Uglyman and brother Teslim Anibaba? I haven't read/heard from them for some time.
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Auspicious posted on 09-07-2012, 13:09:13 PM
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And I think I remember he told me, these two talented youngies were his siblings,

Doing a masterful parody of the Mutallab (and Yar'Adua in Saudi Arabia) saga:


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Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Admin posted on 09-07-2012, 13:32:20 PM
@First Lady,

This is not the place to post unfounded speculative linkages of anonymous posts with real-life tragedy. In respect to the loved ones of the deceased, your last two posts will be removed. If you have confirmed information, please feel free to share.

Thanks!
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Ajibs posted on 09-07-2012, 13:54:29 PM
I saw this yesterday and was STUNNED.

I suspected Dapxin was into technology due to his interest in IT and communications. He kept the Main One thread going for I believe over a year with updates. I did not know him outside our interaction in the village.

This is simply devastating. What could be the cause of his passing at such a young age?

Dapxin, Rest in peace.

On a side note, it recently disturbed me on the "facelessness" that "avatars" provide us on the site. There are people in the village with whom we discuss daily for years, almost over a decade now, but only know them by "avatars" and ID's and in cyberspace until a tragedy like this occurs. That is one reason why I personally decided to change that a few months ago.
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
Anonimi posted on 09-07-2012, 15:06:01 PM
Quite shocking. A young man full of life cut short in his prime.
I hope his loved ones left behind will find the courage and strenght to move on in his premature absence.
Re: DapXin Has Passed On
First-lady posted on 09-07-2012, 15:12:49 PM
QUOTE:
I saw this yesterday and was STUNNED.

I suspected Dapxin was into technology due to his interest in IT and communications. He kept the Main One thread going for I believe over a year with updates. I did not know him outside our interaction in the village.

This is simply devastating. What could be the cause of his passing at such a young age?

Dapxin, Rest in peace.

On a side note, it recently disturbed me on the \"facelessness\" that \"avatars\" provide us on the site. There are people in the village with whom we discuss daily for years, almost over a decade now, but only know them by \"avatars\" and ID's and in cyberspace until a tragedy like this occurs.
That is one reason why I personally decided to change that a few months ago.


It is very tragic
Real people with real emotions and real needs


dapxin's poems were a window into his soul,another poster already said this.
Looks to me like a young man crying out for help
His writings told a story of deep despair and pain and hope and hopelessness
I have learned a lesson in his death and that is always to seize the moment


QUOTE:


Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:29:45 AM by dapxin

Dark Horrors,
They befall
pain and discomfort, galore,
unease and rolling wrapped in one piece
The boredom of loneliness
As the night passes,
and you cannot pass
And time becomes a burden
And fear of tomorrow beckons
And everything seems to crawl
When you cannot sleep.


Bright Scare,
They alight,
The early morning
The countdown to another begin
without a death of sleep,
a dearth of sleeplessness
The discomfort,
The piercing feeling of helplessness
And the hostile side effects of medication
And time begins to tick your pleasure away,
at daybreak.
When you cannot sleep.


_________________________
Seize the moment !
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
First-lady posted on 09-07-2012, 15:17:57 PM



QUOTE:
folks, wat's the cause of his death...he was just 32 years..?



I would really like to know as anyone who read my deleted posts can well imagine
There are people here who know him well
Does anyone know the cause of death?
He was only 32 and we did not read of any illness from all the commentators in all the web links posted
Every tragedy like this just like shiny's accident is an opportunity for us the living,to learn something.


___________________________
Seize the moment!
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