Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun also known as Dagrin was an indigenous rapper and songwriter. born on the 25th of October, 1984 in Ogun State
Dagrin died on the 22nd of April 2010 in Mushin, Lagos. He has featured with several artists including Sossick, D.J Spaclare, D.J Neptune, M.I, 9ice, Reminisce, Konga, Omawunmi etc.
|Real Name||Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun|
|Age||25 October 1984|
|Place of Birth||Ogun, Nigeria|
|State of Origin||Ogun, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Rapper, Singer & songwriter|
|Death||22 April 2010, Mushin, Lagos|
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun (born October 25, 1984), better known as Dagrin, was an indigenous rapper and songwriter. Meanwhile, despite the presence of pioneer mother-tongue rappers such as Lord of Ajasa, his prolific Yoruba rap songs captivated the hearts of all as he carved out a niche for himself.
Dagrin has worked with many Nigerian superstars, including Sossick, DJ Neptune, MI Abaga, 9ice, Reminisce, Konga, Omawunmi, TGBT, Frenzy, Oritse Femi, Ruggedman, D.J Spaclare, Kode, Sheyman, Dr. Frabz, and Kenny St. Brown.
On April 22, 2010, the “Kondo” singer died as a result of injuries sustained in a fatal car accident.
Dagrin Early Life and Education
Dagrin was born on October 25, 1984, in Ogun State, Nigeria’s southwestern region. He died on April 22, 2010, in Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria’s southwestern region, at the age of 25. He began his musical career in 1994 and continued till his death in 2010 at the age of 25.
He was born to Comrade Olaniyi Abolaji Olanipekun (father) and Falilat Olaonipekun (mother). He has two siblings, a sister named Bukky Olaonipekun and a brother Olatunbosun ‘TROD’ Olaonipekun who happens to be a rapper too.
Dagrin is from Ogun State in Nigeria’s southwest, where he received his primary and secondary school education and his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
Dagrin moved to Lagos after finishing his early education to pursue a career as a rapper. He lived in Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos State, during his time in Lagos.
Still On The Matter was Dagrin‘s debut studio album. However, it failed to chart due to insufficient promotion. He released his second studio album, Chief Executive Omoita (C.E.O)., in 2009.
He was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2010 for Best Album C.E.O., Hottest Single “Pon Pon Pon,” Best Rap Act, and Best Vocal Collaboration. His album C.E.O. (Chief Executive Omota English: Chief Executive Thug) was nominated for a Hip Hop World Award for best rap album in 2010.
The singles “Pon Pon Pon” and “Kondo” were released as a result of it. Y.Q, 9ice, MI Abaga, Iceberg Slim, Omobaba, Terry G, Ms. Chief, Owen G, K01, Code, Mister Dollar, TMD Entertainment, Omawumi, Chudy K, Bigiano, and Konga were among the Nigerian musicians with whom Dagrin collaborated. Sossick, Dr. Frabz, Sheyman, Frenzy, 02, and Heavy L Beatz were among his musical collaborators.
If I Die, Dagrin‘s third studio album was released after his death. If I Die was one of the songs he sang on the album If I Die, and it seemed as if he knew he was going to die soon after the record’s release.
Some of Dagrin‘s songs include:
- If I Die
- Efimile (featuring YQ)
- Jump Up
- Pon Pon Pon (Instrumental)
- Pon Pon Pon
- 9ice vs Dagrin
- Kondo (Magic Stick)
- Every day
- Sisi Eko
- Thank God (featuring Omawumi)
- Ghetto Dreams
- Make Doe
- What They Want
- Swag (File)
- My Pain (Part 1) ft. Sheyman. Reminisce, Durella
- Rap Rules Anthem
- Mo ti Gboro (featuring Isolate)
- Idi Nla
- Molenu Mix
- Dagrin on Jump Off
- Everyday (featuring Ejay)
- Gidilounge Music Player
- My Pain (Part 2) (featuring Dude Tetsola, Waje, Bigiano)
- Nii 94
- Hustling skit
- Hola Hola (featuring Tfrizzle)
- E E soro
- 48. Sturvs / Naija Music
- Be My Friend
Dagrin Cause Of Death
Dagrin was killed in a car accident on April 14, 2010, in Lagos, Nigeria, and died eight days later, on April 22, 2010, at the age of 25.
Dargin Personal Life
During his existence on earth, it was said that Dagrin had a girlfriend, but the name wasn’t disclosed. He wasn’t married and had no child. Dagrin never had a son too.
Dargin Net Worth
Because of his short life span, Dagrin’s net Worth was not disclosed even while he was still alive. According to sources, Dagrin accumulated an estimated net worth of US$250,000 prior to his demise.
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