Nigerian rapper, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun better known as Dagrin, was one promising entertainer who was arguably one of the best during his time. However, his time on earth came to an end shortly after he attained fame.
The Pon Pon Pon crooner was regarded as the king of the street by many and others even argue that he served as an inspiration and paved the way for other Yoruba rappers in the industry.
Dagrin gave up the ghost on April 22, 2010, after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident where his car collided with a stationary trailer. The accident reportedly happened around Alakara Police Station, off Agege motor road, Mushin, Lagos.
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Despite Dagrin being in the industry for a relatively short time, his impact was felt and many Nigerians have trooped to social media to celebrate the legendary rapper nine years after his demise.
Yakky, a friend of the late rapper who featured him in a song Gbadun You, reflected on his relationship with the Pon Pon Pon crooner.
Yakky described Dagrin as a rare raw talent who will be difficult to replace.
"My relationship with Dagrin dates back to 2009. That same period, I featured him in a song Gbadun You. He was a true friend, who wanted growth for his friends. He was the one who advised me to be a make-up artiste while we were shooting the video of his song Pon Pon Pon. He would always tell me, Yakky, do it like this, Yakky, try it this way, very painful he died so early."
Reacting to the controversy trailing his collaboration with Dagrin, Yakky, disclosed that he had to remix his song with Dagrin, featuring GreyC, Ayoola, Pepenazi retitled Adunni, not to leverage on it for stardom but "due to repeated dreams, calling for it".
He, however, called on all stakeholders in the entertainment industry to endeavour to keep the memory of Dagrin alive. "Dagrin was very creative and hardworking and if he were to be alive, he would have made Nigeria more proud. For such a creative, talented star, we all in the entertainment industry should find a way to immortalise him" ,Yakky said.
Other Nigerians on Twitter also praised the late rapper while others called the attention of the government to trucks still parked on the roadside nine years after it led to the death of an icon. See some reactions below:
Dagrin's death no doubt left a huge vacuum in the hearts of music lovers. The entertainer might no longer be with us, but his works live on. RIP to the dead.
In other news, Legit.ng reported on some things a lot of people do not know about the late Dagrin.
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