The Dagrin Memorial Carnival billed for April 21 at the Gymnasium Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos is expected to feature some of the hottest stars in the Nigerian entertainment industry and a candlelight procession on the eve of the first anniversary of his death. Some of the superstars scheduled to perform include Olamide, DJ Zeez, Naeto C, KSB, Jaywon, YQ, Goldie, Edreez Abdulkareem and Sheyman. Others are General Pype, Trybson Dudukoko, Baba Nee, Kas, Flavour and Obesere PK1st.
The memorial will also include awards for the Best Dagrin Look-alike, Best Dagrin Tribute Song, Best Dagrin Collabo Song and Best Dagrin Collabo Video, Best Yoruba Rap, Best English Rap Artiste, Best Upcoming Hip-Hop Artiste and Best Upcoming Entertainer of the Year.
A sneak preview of the much-awaited movie ‘Ghetto Dreamz’ starring Trybson Dudukoko as Dagrin, Doris Simeon, Pa Kasumu, Rachael Oniga, Gabriel Afolayan and a host of other stars and scheduled to be premiered on April 22 will be shown to the audience at the carnival. The MD/CEO of Stingomania Entertainment, Mr Ope Banwo, who is putting this together in collaboration with Dagrin’s father as the CEO of Misofunyin Entertainment and KSB as consultant, explained that this is a natural progression for him when it comes to immortalizing the name of Dagrin as a stakeholder in the entertainment business.
According to him, “a Dagrin anniversary, particularly the first one, cannot be complete without his colleagues gathering together to salute him in the language he understand best, which is music. A carnival like this also gives his contemporaries a platform to express themselves on an annual basis. We are therefore happy to be working with Dagrin’s father on this project with KSB helping us with her experience as a seasoned concert organizer.”