10 Years After, Nigerians Pay Tribute To Late Indigenous Rapper Dagrin

Dagrin was celebrated on social media today for his contributions to the entertainment industry.


Today makes it the 10th year since the passing of prolific indigenous rapper Dagrin and the Nigerian entertainment industry as well as Nigerians have taken to social media to shower the late rapper respect and reminisce on his life. Born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, Dagrin was named the rapper that paved the way for indigenous rappers in the Nigerian music industry.

Dagrin was accosted with fueling the direction of the indigenous Yoruba language used as rap. For many Dagrin was the force of indigenous rap. He was famed for hit tracks like “Pon Pon Pon,” “Kondo,” “Thank God,” released only one album at the peak of his career and had two albums released after his demise in 2011 and 2016 respectively.

Sadly, he lost his life at the age of 25 on the 22nd of April 2010 after a vehicle accident in Lagos, Nigeria. Ten years after, Nigerians are still deeply touched by his death and they have taken to social media to pay tribute. The hip-hop prodigy held more for the scene as the comments and eulogies praised his potential and celebrated the touch he had on the Nigerian music game.

See the tweet below;

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Written by Annie Phillips


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