DapXin Has Passed On

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?
Auspicious posted on 09-06-2012, 12:07:30 PM
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If it is Dapo Osewa,

My neighbor from the sunshine state of Ondo,

Known by the name Dapxin, then it's probably him.

But it's times like this that you hope with all your heart you're wrong!
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Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Big-K posted on 09-06-2012, 12:12:34 PM
Oh my... I just rushed to his FB page and its unfortunately true.

We chatted a few weeks back on skype ...
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
First-lady posted on 09-06-2012, 12:13:50 PM
QUOTE:
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If it is Dapo Osewa,

My neighbor from the sunshine state of Ondo,

Known by the name Dapxin, then it's probably him.

But it's times like this that you hope with all your heart you're wrong!
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OMG,it is him then ,I modified my post while you posted
This is becoming scary
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Denker posted on 09-06-2012, 12:20:29 PM
hard to believe, may his soul rest in peace.
how old was he?
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Auspicious posted on 09-06-2012, 12:23:46 PM
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I'm guessing he was in his mid-thirties, denker..

What happened? Why are our young ones leaving?
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Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
First-lady posted on 09-06-2012, 12:27:18 PM
Is he related to Seun Osewa the owner of Nairaland?
Does anyone know?
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Auspicious posted on 09-06-2012, 12:28:35 PM
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user posted image

Dapxin,

My favorite Yoruba lyricist on NVS.

Just recently he mourned DaGrin

Much like Shinycoin mourned Michael Jackson - gone..
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Auspicious posted on 09-06-2012, 12:29:06 PM
QUOTE:
Is he related to Seun Osewa the owner of Nairaland?
Does anyone know?


I don't think so - not sure.
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Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
NoLongThing posted on 09-06-2012, 12:30:27 PM
Not one given to hyperbole, I must say this is one piece of news we could have done without at this particular moment of our recent loss. So sad, may God grant you rest and may your loved ones have the fortitude to bear this loss.
Re: I Hope it's not Our Own Dapxin?
Auspicious posted on 09-06-2012, 12:37:48 PM
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A goofy, happy-go-lucky guy Dapxin was.

Here he was on lunch-break at work, goofing around:


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