The singer died from a car accident.
April 22, 2010, will remain a dark day in the Nigerian music scene as popular rapper, Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka Dagrin, passed away at the private wing of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, after a car accident.
The self acclaimed ‘Barrack O’grin’ debuted with ‘Still on the Matter’ in 2007, which was not well accepted. He hit the limelight with his appearance on ‘Idi Nla’ and later his 2009 album ‘C.E.O,’ which rapper, M.I. once regarded as a classic.
Already, fans and artistes have taken to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to remember the late rapper.
“@Zino_Mulla: RIP Dagrin! RIP Dagrin!! RIP Dagrin!!! RIP Dagrin!!!! 4 years ago he left but his legacy is still right here”, a fan tweeted.
Another fan- blogger, posted on Instagram “@tosinadeda: 4 Years Gone, still like yesterday . . DAGRIN! http://instagram.com/p/nFVJmJRdnx/”.
Dagrin died at about 6:00 p.m. on Thursday April 22, 2010, eight days after he was involved in a ghastly accident in front of Alakara Police station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos.
Until his death, the ‘Akogun’ was signed to his label, Missofunyin Entertainment, and managed by Edlyne Records.
“From today day i finally miss my friend fine boy, young blood and everyday i wake and think about the legacy u live i thank God, ur music go continue to dey reign oh i miss u my brother lyrical weyrey, now am sayin rest in peace my name is Omawumi. 1 i miss u dagrinnnnnnnnn. rest in peace dagrin” singer, Omawumi sang in a tribute song to Dagrin.
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