#EGISTZ Dagrin: His Life, Death, And Legacy #TEAMJIZZY (SHARE)

Today, Tuesday April 22, 2014
marks four whole years since
Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun
better known as Dagrin passed
How he died:
Dagrin died at 6:00PM on
Thursday, April 22 – exactly eight
days after he was involved in a
ghastly accident in front of
Alakara Police station, off Agege
motor road, Mushin, Lagos.
The late rapper’s car, a Nissan
Maxima 2008 model ran into a
parked lorry in front of Alakara
Police station, Mushin. He was
initially admitted at Tai Solarin
Hospital, Mushin before he was
transferred to the Lagos
University Teaching Hospital
(LUTH) Idi Araba where Doctors
made serious efforts to save his
He was admitted at the Intensive
Care Unit and operated upon, and
later moved to the private wing of
the hospital where he died!
Doctors at the Lagos State
Teaching Hospital LUTH said he
survived nine attacks before he
finally gave up during the 10th
attack. The nation was thrown into
mourning; those who didn’t know
the rapper Dagrin were forced to
(Like me, I didn’t know him till he
passed on).
His early years:
He started rapping about the age
of 14. Dagrin would be at every
Hip-Hop show in Lagos, trying to
get a three-minute spot on stage’.
Dagrin struggled for years,
hopping from one studio to the
other, in a quest to record a music
album. It took a few years for the
struggling act that had been
desperately looking for financial
support to seal a record deal. In
2006, he released his debut ‘Still
on the Matter’ under LEO
Entertainment which was mildly
His relationship with his
Dagrin allegedly had a strained
relationship with his father,
Comrade Olaniyi Abolaji
Olanipekun but he was very close
with his mother Mrs Olanipekun.
His lovelife: Before his death,
Dagrin had also broken ties with
his girlfriend Chichi. The couple
had dated for seven years but
Chichi kept pressuring for more
than a mere commitment, friends
of the couple say. ‘Dagrin at that
time wasn’t ready for marriage so
he let her go’, online reports
3years after his death:
Three years after, things seem to
have changed, Dagrin’s death
suddenly inspired a whole lot of
rappers to hit the studio spitting
in Yoruba language. Now we have
the likes of Olamide, BaseOne,
Tipsy, Jyhbo, Seriki obviously
inspired by the general himself
Barack O’grin.
The Dagrin Documentary:
In April 2012, Video director
GINI released a documentary
‘Remembering Dagrin’, to mark the
second anniversary of the rapper’s
death. The one-hour plus clip
featured never-before-seen clips
and images of Dagrin. It also
contained interviews with
individuals that crossed the path
of the young man and contributed
to his rise to fame in the Nigerian
music industry.
The one who received all the
attention isn’t here to see it…
Dagrin toiled and toiled, touched
the tip of success and was going
for the gusto only to lose it all in
the most shocking of ways…
May his soul rest in peace..

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