It’s been seven years since the Nigerian music industry lost rapper Dagrin to the cold hands of death.
Dagrin died on April 22, 2010 at a very young age – 22.
The award winning rapper was from Ogun State.
Seven years after, fans remember Dagrin
He gave up the ghost at exactly 6 pm on Thursday, April 22, at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
Though he lived a short life, his style of rap is still influencing the music scene.
Popular artistes like Reminisce, Olamide, Phyno, Lil Kesh and a host of others are some of the best examples of Dagrin’s influence on the Nigerian rap scene.
However, seven years after, Nigerians are still speaking fondly of him.
Below are some of the things people are currently saying about him.
Six years ago, here’s what some celebrities and fans said about Dagrin.
“There will never be another Dagrin, the street has lost another solicitor” – ID Cabasa.
“We are not here to mourn Dagrin, we are here to celebrate.” – Omobaba.
“Dagrin is evergreen.” – DJ Zeez
“Dagrin lives on.” – Dekunle Fuji
“He’s no longer Dagrin, he’s now Daking: king of the streets.” – Oladmus (Dagrin’s PA)
“Dagrin we love you, though it’s too early, but you live forever.” – Tony Tetuila
“Nitori Dagrin, Igboro ti Daru.” – Kleva Jay
“Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun is dead, but Dagrin lives on. Promise me you’ll remember Dagrin every April 22.” – Dagrin’s father.
“YQ, he’s a soldier. We need not mourn him; let’s just salute the soldier boy’s might.” – KSB
“Everybody keeps saying Dagrin lives on, Dagrin lives on.
“I hope that after this for the next one year, you will still see them representing Dagrin.
“Because guy bone, most of them na lip service.
“After 1, 2, 3, three weeks, give them one month they will stop playing that CD of his. That’s one.
“How many people remember Sammy Needle today, how many people remember Sunny Okosuns.
“But then there at that place, the wake-keep everybody said, Sunny Okosuns live on, he live on in our hearts.”
“When I asked him what the Ponponpon means, he said it’s a car horn.
“But definitely it’s somebody that’s got lyrics that has got the vibes in their mouth and he’s got it.” – Yaw (Wazobia FM).