Nigerians have taken to various social media platforms to eulogize late rapper, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin 10 years after his death.
Dagrin also nicknamed, Barack O’Grin was involved in a ghastly motor accident in the early hours of April 14, 2010.
He was later pronounced dead in the intensive care unit of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on April 22, 2010 after several efforts to save him proved abortive.
The late rap star was seen as rap aficionado, and mouthpiece of hustling Nigerians struggling to make it in life, based on how he represented young people with his music lyrics.
Between 2009 and 2010, Dagrin’s first album the hottest albums in the county as millions of fans hailed him as the new rap messiah who spoke for the youths, and against the government.
See eulogies from Dagrin’s fans on Twitter:
— Emerald 💚 هداية (@Mz_Tosyn) April 22, 2020
On the 22nd of April, we lost a Pacesetter who delivered back to back hits.
I know there are stories surrounding his music and death, and you can choose to believe unconfirmed rumors.
— Majek Fashek (@ij_kush) April 22, 2020
Chief Executive Omo-ita👑
Hottest Misofunyin Entertainment
— Tife🌚 (@Tife_fabunmi) April 22, 2020
Dagrin akogun brother we miss you… I wish you can wake up..
This make me to believe something things happen for another to happen.. YOU GAVE WAY FOR OLAMIDE(👈Respect), we know if you’re still here, Olamide would still be upcoming artist
— Fabbyjnr🇳🇬(MANUTD) (@UzoegboF) April 22, 2020
“How do you convince the upcoming generation that education is the key to success when we are surrounded by poor graduates and rich criminals” – Da Grin, Chief Executive Omoota(CEO)
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) April 22, 2020
— Kamal (@LocalIwoBoy) April 22, 2020
— Abdurrahman AA. (@Iam_abdurrahman) April 22, 2020
10yrs ago today, we lost a young and super talented icon, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as DaGrin. He initiated and paved the way for the street style & sounds you hear today. Rest on King. 👑🙏🏾🇳🇬 #Dagrin10yrs #DaGrin pic.twitter.com/uaxUfdcevJ
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨ (@therealdaddymo1) April 22, 2020
— Tolu Billion (@Tbillion40) April 22, 2020
I remember my teenage years on Meiran streets. His click of friends left him after they made some yahoo bucks & mocked him for being an unserious dude rapping aimlessly. I’ll share his CDs in UI & my friends will laugh at how silly it was. He proved everyone wrong. #Dagrin10yrs
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) April 22, 2020
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
— The Comforter (@9gel009) April 22, 2020
Dagrin blessed us with:
Pon Pon Pon
If I Die
E E Soro
Be My Friend
Where Ya At
What They Want
Skin To Skin
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) April 22, 2020
Today makes it 10 years, we lost you to this terrible car accident. DAGRIN EXECUTIVE OMO ITA AKOGUN 1.
AKOGUN OMO OGUN.
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun we miss you.#Dagrin10yrs#DagrinRemembrance#Dagrin pic.twitter.com/LonzbaYrbg
— Akokiteconnect (@Akokiteconnect1) April 21, 2020
Dagrin Once said..
“Shey Democracy ni eleyi?”
“Abi Crazy Demo?”
— ADÉTÒMÍWÁ🤗 (@tfortomiwa) April 22, 2020
I still remember how my neighbor ran thru the street of underG devastated when Dagrin’s death was announced .
— Tinuoye ,🤴 (@TinuoyeMD) April 22, 2020
— IJOBA POLY🦅🤞 (@Ijoba_Poly15) April 22, 2020
JAH BLESS 🔥🔥🔥
I know, if heaven gat a Ghetto
You can sit next to GOD, watching
Who go follw
O di gbere, o da rinko omo oro
Iru Erin lo, Ajanaku lo, Akogun
Lo, Da grin lo #Dagrin10yrs pic.twitter.com/wM1bUFAYuM
— Oduwaye opeyemi (@Slimyup) April 21, 2020
— Dare moshood (@wealthsimpson) April 21, 2020
Most Nigerians who have been born then knew you were indeed a great Icon before you died!
You paved ways for other Indigenous Rap artistes in Nigeria which I won’t mention..
— Akinblog (@STermined) April 22, 2020
#Dagrin10yrs thanks for this project Dagrin. You introduced a lot of us to street music. Can remember how I and my friends, Dolapo, Abidex, Omo Ina, in secondary school rhyme to every song. Led to Abidex music career. You started the street music era. Keep resting CEO pic.twitter.com/d41TYNaoBn
— I’m a bu$in£ss, man! 🐐 🦍 (@chiefdahunsi) April 22, 2020