The talented Nigerian rapper died on 22nd April 2010 (2020 marked a decade since he died) after he was involved in a ghastly freakish motor accident. Continue Reading>>>
The accident occurred at early hours of 14 April 2010 after a collision with a trailer conveying stationary in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos State.
The rappers real name is Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun popularly known as Dagrin.
According to African-research.com Dagrin’s father married three wives while his mother, Mrs. Olaonipekun was the second Continue Reading>>>
He was 22 years old when he died in a ghastly motor accident
Dagrin father’s speech at the candlelight ceremony was the rap he did to the song he was featured in by YQ “Efimile”
The rapper’s ill-fated car, Nissan Maxima was a 2008 model and carried the number plate, DAGRIN 03
Dagrin’s body was brought into the cemetery for burial in black Ebony Cadillac ESV 2007 model
His Twitter ID was @Dagrinfimile, Facebook was Dagrin Fimilejo with 4,930 friends on before his death.
He was nicknamed Barack O’Grin from the remix song he did with General Pype “Champion”.
A talent who was predicted to outshine even M.I. and other Top Nigerian rappers.
It is believed the fast rising rapper predicted his own death in the hit single: IF I DIE
He has been described as one of the greatest indigenous rapper in Africa by several media organizations.
He is popularly known for rapping in the Yoruba indigenous language.
He was very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented.
Dagrin was born on 21st October 1987 in Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria and died on 22nd April 2010 in Mushin, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria at the age of 22 years old.
He started his music career in 1994 in his local church as a drummer, then he became a rapper until he died in 2010 at the age of 22.
Dagrin before his death was a multiple award-winning Nigerian rapper.
After his death, a documentary film about his life entitled “Ghetto Dreamz” was released in April 2011.
His death was believed by many to be an untimely death.
(Some people who hated him might have killed him spiritually which manifested in a physical accident)
Dagrin is originally from Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his early education, Dagrin relocated to Lagos to pursue his music career as a rapper.
While in Lagos, he lived in Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos State, in the south western part of Nigeria.
His style of rapping was based on Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.
In 2010 he was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for his popular album “C.E.O.” which has hit single like “Pon Pon Pon”.
In 2010, he was also nominated for Best Rap Act and Best Collaboration with vocals at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
In 2010, he also won the award for Best Rap Album at the Hip Hop World Awards for his popular album “Chief Executive Gangster” with hit single like “Kondo”.
Dagrin worked with several top Nigerian artists such as Olamide, Y.Q, 9ice, M.I, Iceberg Slim, Omobaba, Terry G, Ms Chief, Owen G, K01, Code, Mistar Dollar, TMD entertainment, Omawumi, Chudy K, Bigiano and Konga, amongst others.
He has been associated with several top music producers like Sossick, Dr Frabz, Sheyman, Frenzy and 02.
Dagrin’s hit single such as “Pon Pon Pon” has some cultural significance, it talks about the life style of people living in several region of Lagos such as Agege, Ifewara, Mushin, Ikeja, Surulere, Isale Eko, and many other parts of Lagos which is located at the south western part of Nigeria, where life in the slums mixes up with life in the affluent cities and parts of Lagos, Nigeria.
His songs touch upon ethnicity and pride, while surviving the streets of Lagos and a hint of criticism elderly people hurls against bad behavior.
Most of his music video proudly displays young people in their twenties and early thirties proudly displaying their tribal marks in retrospect of the old Yoruba Empire of Ile-Ife in Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria.
In 2011, a documentary film of his life titled “Ghetto Dreamz” starring Trybson Dudukoko and Doris Simeon-Ademinokan as his girlfriend was produced and was released in April 2011.
In 2010, Dagrin won the award for Best Rap Album of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards.
In 2010, he also won the award for Artist of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards.
Dagrin before his death was one of the richest and most influential artist and hip hop rapper in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
What? Yes! He became very very successful at a very young age.
R.I.P Young Soldier
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