Thursday, October 28, 2021

#ThrowbackThursday: 5 Legendary Da Grin Songs That Nigerians Will Never Forget

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Nigerians were reminded of the legendary Da Grin earlier in the week, as several music stars took to social media to celebrate the rap masterpiece eight years after his death.
We all remember that sad Thursday morning when the news of his death went viral. His songs literally dominated the entertainment industry till late 2010. His rap style was a huge leap from the contemporary style of rap in Nigeria.
Though all his songs were absolutely fantastic, below are five memorable Da Grin songs that will never leave our mind:
1. Pon Pon Pon: This hit track resounded his name in literally all ends of Nigeria. It launched his to the top of the Nigerian music industry. It was a complete masterpiece. Though other songs in his C.E.O album also dominated the spotlight, no one ever shined brighter than the legendary Pon Pon Pon.
2. If I Die: This song eventually became the most tragic song in the history of Nigeria. It was released shortly after his sudden death. It literally sounded as though he knew his death was coming. It started with an appeal to his extremely loyal partner, Sossick, to pay the track in remembrance of him, and it ended with a chilly feeling that displayed the fact that Da Grin was not afraid of death.
3. Kondo: This thrilling track was the foundation for all other 18+ rated songs in Nigeria. It was rough and erotic from the very first sentence. It was and will forever be a party banger in the hands of every Nigerian Disc Jockey.
4. Thank God: Though he repeatedly stated the fact that he is not a gospel singer, Da Grin also made it a personal duty to appreciate God in some of his songs. He featured Omawumi in this thrilling track, and as expected, they produced a track that will never leave our heart and minds.
5. Ghetto Dream: This songs embodied Da Grin’s journey to stardom. He reminisced on his trying moments when he had to settle for whatever he could lay his hands on. It was indeed a classic to all Nigerians that listened to rap tracks.
Sleep Well, the legendary Chief Executive Omo-Ita.
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