Nigerians Remember Dagrin 10 Years After His Death


Many Nigerian music lovers are currently celebrating the late Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, professionally known as Dagrin who was described as one of the best indigenous rappers Nigeria ever had.

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A lot of hearts were broken when Dagrin got involved in a ghastly accident that claimed his life, on April 22, 2010. The rapper who broke out as one of the first indigenous Yoruba rappers, had just come into limelight.

Thus, his death wrecked a lot of fans who love and adored the Ghetto Dream rapper. Well, Dagrin may be long gone but his music is still very much around, keeping his memory in the hearts of many fans, alive.

Currently trending at number one spot in the Nigerian Twitter community is #Dagrin10yrs. Many fans using the hashtag, are celebrating the life of the talented rapper whose short stay in music will forever be remembered.

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Dagrin was a rap star. His sophomore album ‘was the hottest thing on the streets late 2009 and 2010. He was widely regarded as the new rap messiah. His brand of reality rap- a hustler’s dream, ambition and nightmares resonated with millions of young Nigerians who were going through the same struggle. Dagrin was their mouthpiece.

Dagrin’s trajectory was however cut short. On April 14, 2010, he had a ghastly motor accident. His vehicle rammed into a stationary truck at night. There were reports that Dagrin was drunk. He never saw the truck that was parked opposite a police station. Dagrin went into a coma as a result of the collision.

There were conflicting reports about his injuries. Some said he was okay and recovering. Others said he was in a pretty bad shape and his life was in the balance.

The Hip Hop World  was shattered and it was an emotionally charged atmosphere


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