“Rest on Bro”: Ruggedman Shares Rare Video of DaGrin, Marks his14th Death Anniversary, Fans React

“Rest on Bro”: Ruggedman Shares Rare Video of DaGrin, Marks his14th Death Anniversary, Fans React

  • Ruggedman has marked the death anniversary of the late singer DaGrin who died in April 2010 in a car accident
  • The rapper said that DaGrin was playing with the camera while they were recording his song 'Emini' in Ikeja
  • Ruggedman revealed that his death touched him as he cried while driving back home and was praying it wasn't true
  • In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Ruggedman shares how much he misses DaGrin

Nigerian rapper Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, has remembered his dear friend and colleague, Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka, DaGrin, who died in 2010.

Legit.ng reported that DaGrin passed on after a ghastly motor accident at the kick of his career. Though he was rushed to the hospital, he didn't make it out alive.

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In a video posted by the rapper, Ruggedman said DaGrin's death touched him. He added that they were in Ikeja recording a song, 'Emini' while DaGrin was fooling around with the camera when he was filmed.

Ruggedman remembers late DaGrin.
Ruggedman remembers late DaGrin. Photo credit @ruggedman/@dagrinnaija
Source: Instagram

Ruggedman shares his feelings

In the caption of his post, the rapper, who quit music for skit making, explained that he was driving and crying after he heard the sad news of singer's demise.

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He said he didn't want to believe it as he prayed that it would turn out not to be true.

Ruggedman advises fans

While concluding his short but emotional message about the late singer, he noted that people needed to live good lives and take care of themselves.

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Rapper Ruggedman prayed that the soul of the departed will continue to rest in peace.

Below is the video:

How fans reacted to Ruggedman's video

Reactions have trailed the video posted by Ruggedman. Here are some of the comments below:


"I don watch the video like ten times… keep Rest Barrack O Grin."


"O grin.'


"Rest on."




"I remember teaching him about camera and lighting to get the best pictures and videos before we start recording."


"It’s well."


"No be lie #Dagrin told me about you bro he told me how much u a big bro and how bad the industry is but he loves u so much that u care . On the day we were shooting pon pon too … He told me yakky na one hit u need ooo to join them . He said sweet things about u , even when @sosa_do_all dey ask who be this #dagrin say na ma guy , I just shop tuwo finish for dat location before we go club for #ritalori Abi Wetin dem call that place . Omo after my papa death this one hit me mad."

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"Rugged man coming through.'


"Ruggedy baba."


"This touch so much."

Ruggedman says he misses DaGrin

He said:

"I miss his music. I miss his witty street lyrics. I miss how his producer So Sick was able to blend hip-hop instrumentals with his street Yoruba flow. Giving me that real Yoruba hard-core rap flows with stories the listeners could relate to. That was what made him special. The fact that almost everybody who understood him could relate to what he was saying. And lastly, I will miss the young talented friend he was to me."

Speaking on how best to keep his legacy, he said:

"Keeping his legacy is the job of his record label. They need to get all of his unreleased music and finalize the mixing and mastering of some of them. Then also get some new buzzing artists to feature on some of the tracks and release them. They can also put together DaGrin concerts and city tours. These are some of the ways to keep his legacy."

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Ruggedman clears air on Naira Marley's arrest

Legit.ng also reported that Ruggedman washed his hands off the arrest of Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile by the EFCC.

In an interview on City FM, he had disclosed that he was happy about their arrests. Many pointed accusing fingers at him after the interview.

Reacting to the allegation, he said he might be happy about their arrest but that does not mean he was the one behind it.

Source: Legit.ng

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