Nigerians have celebrated their indigenous rapper Dagrin who died 11 years ago. Dagrin died on April 22, 2010.
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun professionally known as Dagrin was a Nigerian rapper who was born October 25, 1984 in Ogun State and died April 22, 2010 in Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria. A film of his life entitled "Ghetto Dreams" was released in April 2011.
Dagrin's home was in Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos State. His style of rapping Incorporated Yoruba, English and Pidgin English. In 2010, he was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for Best Album titled C.E.O., Hottest single "pon Pon pon", beet rap act and best collaboration with vocals.
His album C.E.O. (Chief Executive Omota English: Chief Executive Thug) won the hip hop world award 2010 for Best rap album. From it came the singles "Pon pon pon" and "kondo". Dagrin worked with other Nigerian artiste like Y.Q, 9ice, M.I, iceberg slim, omobaba, Terry G, Ms Chief, Ow n G, K01, code, MISTAR DOLLAR, TMD entertainment, Omawumi, chudy k, bigiano, and Konga.
Dagrin associated with music producers like Sossick, Dr Franz, Sheyman, Frenzy and 02. One of his songs from his album "If I die" was as like he predicted his death.
It have been reported that Dagrin was cited as one of the pioneers of dialect rap singers of Yoruba language and Pidgin in Nigeria.
As Nigerians celebrates him, his album C.E.O. moved to the 50th spot in Nigeria Apple Music Album Chart.
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