Today 22nd April makes it 11 years that Nigerian incredible and indigenous rapper Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun popularly known as Dagrin or Barrack O’grin transcended to the great beyond and Nigerians have again, paid their unending tributes to him.
Back in 2009, the CEO burst Nigerians’ brains with his unique and amazing talent, breaking into the world of rap with his mother’s tongue – Yoruba, though the likes of Lord of Ajasa were doing great.
A year after his major breakthrough with his Kondo then Pon Pon Pon singles, the rapper got involved in a ghastly accident while coming from a club, which wrecked his car and sent him to coma. He was hospitalised and then gave up the ghost a few days later. Read also: Nigerian Hip-Hop Died When Barrack O’grin Died – Rapper, CDQ
Taking to twitter today, 11 years after, Nigerians have no words than say the legendary rapper keep resting in peace. “Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin, was one Nigerian rapper that stole the hearts of many. Today makes it 11 years since he passed away“, Legit.Ng wrote on Twitter.
“Wait o. Dagrin has been gone for more than a decade. Chai. May GOD keep comforting your family. Amen. Living forever through your music”, @OzyOmaa tweeted. “It’s Dagrin‘s anniversary today…still hurts”, a tweep @latileciousjade tweeted. “My G, we miss you, even though there’s been a lot of disrespect, you’re a hero and god to all of the rap game and Nigerian music industry. We love you Da Grin. Rest in power lyrical weyrey #DaGrin“, @PonDeVibez wrote. Read also: #Remembrance: 5 Legacies The Pon Pon Crooner Left Us With
Another tweep, @adekunleCDQ wrote, “Never be forgotten, never be another, 11years like yesterday 😭💔#Dagrin”. “Dagrin broke barriers with Yoruba rap, he re-branded Yoruba indigenous rap & gave it more popularity, after Lord of Ajasa & co did their best. Olamide & co will definitely be grateful for his impact. Dagrin‘s CEO album was so dope and it’s still dope. May his soul rest in peace“, @UNCLE_AJALA wrote. TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Nigerian Comedienne, Ada Jesus Is Dead Photos Credit: Getty