Olamide, Reminisce headline Dagrin memorial concert

The 5th memorial concert for late rapper, Dagrin – real name, Olaitan Olanipekun – will be headlined by rappers, Olamide and Reminisce.

The concert, which holds on April 22 at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos, will also feature Seriki, Lord of Ajasa, YQ, Sossick, WondaBoy, BaseOne, JahBless, PoslyTD, Chinko Ekun and CDQ.

Dagrin, who rapped mostly in Yoruba, died on April 22, 2010, eight days after crashing his car in front of Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos.

The rapper, who is credited for popularizing rap in indigenous languages, passed on when his career was beginning to take shape following the success of his second album, C.E.O., which included hits such as Kondo and Thank God.

The memorial concert is being organised by Eldar Records, a label which is home to the late rapper’s cousin, Arewa Oluwatosin Olanipekun a.k.a Tee Blaq.

Eldar Records CEO, Taofeek Olokodana, said there was no better way to mark the 5th year anniversary of Dagrin’s death than with a concert.

“We are hoping to see beyond death and pain while we celebrate his legacy, his evergreen music and gain in artistes he has influenced, including Tee Blaq who grew up with him,” Mr. Olokodana said.

Tee Blaq said he was happy that his late cousin’s impact is still being felt.


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