Dagrin: The King of Indengious rap
Today we celebrate Nigeria’s Indengious rapper, Dagrin who took the Nigerian music industry by storm with his unique style of music.
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun popularly known as Dagrin was born on the 25th of October 1987 in Ogun State. He was an Indengious rapper with his style incorporated from Yoruba, English and Pidgin English.
Dagrin left a legacy by also paving the way and giving voices to the people on the streets, His songs touch upon ethnicity, pride while surviving the streets of Lagos and a hint of criticism elderly people hurls against bad behaviour.
A film about his life was released in 2011 titled ”Ghetto Dreamz” which starred Trybson Dudukoko and Doris Simeon as his girlfriend
In 2010 he was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for Best Album (C.E.O.), Hottest Single “Pon Pon Pon”, Best Rap Act and Best Collaboration with vocals. His album C.E.O. (Chief executive Omota English: Chief Executive Gangster) won the Hip-hop World Award 2010 for the best rap album. From it came the singles “Pon Pon Pon”, and “Kondo”. Dagrin worked with other Nigerian artists such as 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. He associated with music producers like Sossick, Dr Frabz, Sheyman, Frenzy and 02.
He died at the age of 22 on 22 April 2010 after a vehicle accident in Lagos, Nigeria.
Happy Posthumorous birthday Dagrin!