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.
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.