GYOnlineNG Special Report : Seven Years Gone, But Dagrin Memories Lives with...

GYOnlineNG Special Report : Seven Years Gone, But Dagrin Memories Lives with Us + 10 Things You Don’t Know About Dagrin

Dagrin Accident

Today is exactly seven years that late legendary indigenous Yoruba rapper Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin, Chief Executive Omoita, or Barack O’Grin passed away after he was involved in a horrible ghastly motor accident.

As the adage says ” nobody is bigger than death ”, and Dagrin fate was determined around 6pm on Thursday, April 22, 2010 when he was reported to had been die at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LUTH and was later buried on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Ebony Millennium Private Vault, Atan Cemetery.

The saddest story about Dagrin’s journey into this world was that he has started beginning to reap from several years of his struggle in the street to become somebody in the Nigeria music industry. In short period of time, the late ” Pon Pon ” crooner can simply describes as a visionary that brings the rap music into the mainstream Nigerian music scene.

Barrack O Grin
GYOnlineNG Special Report : Seven Years Gone, But Dagrin Memories Lives with Us + 10 Things You Don’t Know About Dagrin

Is success into the mainstream market paved the ways for the likes Olamide, Reminisces, Lil Kesh and other who are rappin in the local Yoruba language. In his living days Dagrin shows his artistry, dexterity, talent that are rare among Nigeria Hip-Hop stars of that time.

We rather believe it or not! The legendary status and his exploits in short period of time in Nigerian entertainment industry cannot be erased.

Late Dagrin
Below are 10 Things You Don’t Know About Dagrin:
1) The Rapper attended Meiran community primary school, Roseille Nursery and Primary School, Meiran Community high school and Egbado College.
2) Dagrin’s mother, Mrs. Olaonipekun, was the second of his father’s three wives.
3) He was 22 years old when he died in a car accident.
4) His father’s speech at the candle light ceremony was the rap he did to the song he was featured in by YQ, titled: ‘Efimile.
Late Dagrin
5) His car, Nissan Maxima, was a 2008 model and carried the number plate, DAGRIN 03
6) His father’s nickname is Nelly. He has a music store located at Meiran bus stop, ‘House of Nelly sounds’ store where he used to stay before moving to Surulere. READ ALSO: Popular Nigerian Dancer Dies During Childbirth.
7) The late rapper’s body was brought into the cemetery for burial in a black Ebony Escalade Cadillac ESV 2007 model.
8) His Twitter ID was @Dagrinfimile, Facebook was Dagrin fimilejo. He had 4,930 friends on Facebook.
9) The last time he logged on to twitter was on Thursday April 8, 2010.
10) He got the nickname Barack O’Grin from the remix song he did with General Pype titled ‘Champion’.
RIP to late Dagrin.
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