Dokta Frabz, whose real name is Ayorinde Faboro, has died after he sustained wounds from a gunshot in the US according to a tweet by popular singer Nikki Laoye.
Dokta Frabz, or Dr Frabz as his stage name is stylised, is considered as one of the pioneers in sound engineering in the Nigerian music industry. He begun music as a pianist and drummer at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral in Ikeja, Lagos.
Then, he progressed to pursuing it as a career while studying International Relations at Covenant University. His stage name is expanded to mean: “Doctor of Flavour, Rhythm and Blues”.
Some of the popular songs produced by Dokta Frabz are:
- Thank God – Dagrin ft. Omawunmi
- One Question – Wizkid
- Bombay – Wizkid ft. Phyno
- Joy – Wizkid
- Hit N Run – Sean Tizzle ft. Tory Lanez
- Murda – Seyi Shay ft. Shaydee & Patoranking
- Efimile – YQ ft. Dagrin
- Ako Mi Ti Poju – Naeto C ft. Dagrin
- True(dem no fit do am) – Naeto C ft. Omawunmi
- Enu O Se – Durella
Additionally, he worked with Mo’ Hits and produced many of D’banj‘s songs. Faboro grew up in Surulere, Lagos State and was already in love with music at the age of six. Here is how the music industry reacted to news of his death:
Rip legend! Ayo ( dr Frabz) We spoke 2 weeks ago u asked how is Houston treating me ? I came to Maryland yesterday only for me to hear that u are no more today. What a sad day! A brother is gone! another producer is gone! RIP! pic.twitter.com/I06ZiuqxWZ
— SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) February 27, 2021
Checked on him on snap few weeks ago..RIP Dr Frabz! Good spirit ???
— Shizzi (@shizzi) February 27, 2021
Rest well Dr Frabz! ??? Good Guy
— HG2 (@HG2films) February 27, 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
Rest in peace Dr Frabz (@DoktaFrabz).
You brought happiness to to a lot of lives via your art. ???? pic.twitter.com/OEldbwpkv7
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) February 27, 2021
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
I havent been able to sleep since segun called me to tell me Dr Frabz passed yesterday
Anyone that knew me, knows how close I was to Ayo
Known Ayo since my 3rd year in Uniben 2009
Ayo it wasn’t supposed to be like this my good man
I’m broken, gutted and confused.
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) February 28, 2021
We offer our condolences to his family and loved ones.