It’s been 10 years on since popular Nigerian Hip-Hop singer Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, professionally known as Dagrin, died in a ghastly motor accident on April 22, 2010.
Prio to his death, Dagrin was the lead star of Yoruba rap music and is still regarded as one of the best indigenous rappers Nigeria ever had. His untimely death came as a shock to fans who adored his songs, and left behind a void in the music industry many feared would be impossible to fill.
Nigerian music lovers has taken to Twitter to commemorate the 10th year of his passing on, with the hashtag #dagrin10yrs currently the number trending topic in the country’s Twitter community.
Check it out below:
How time flies ..just like yesterday one of the best indigenous rappers left this world . 10 years gone so fast . Rest on Dagrin #Dagrin10yrs
— Lanre (@KinglarryD13th) April 22, 2020
Show me a Nigerian freestyle rapper better than Dagrin on the MIC 🤔
It's been 10 years we lost an icon, a legend and a pacesetter 🙌
— The Table Shaker ♥ (@Damzyworld) April 22, 2020
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun also known as Dagrin (25 October 1984 – 22 April 2010), was a Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria.
He died in a Car accident…
Keep resting Great Icon
Nigerians Miss you
— Emmanuel Babatunde ™ (@Emmanuel_Babs) April 22, 2020
Dagrin barrack 'O' Green
The best street raper of his time.
A king I Stan
What's ur favorite dagrin tack.
Mine: Kondo and Thank God#Dagrin10yrs
— MoMaYZaNNaH✊ (@muhammadzannah) April 22, 2020
— Amuzat Is'haq Dimeji (@AmuzatOladimeji) April 22, 2020
"How do you convince the upcoming generation that education is the key to success when we are surrounded by poor graduates and rich criminals" – Da Grin #Dagrin10yrs pic.twitter.com/fCQchlgIas#Dagrin10yrs
— A.Y.O.M.I.D.E™∵ (@fateedex_mac) April 22, 2020
— Gboy_Fabulouz (@davoe005) April 22, 2020
— Small_god22.0 (@jagaban96) April 22, 2020
Today makes it 10 years, we lost you to this terrible car accident. DAGRIN EXECUTIVE OMO ITA AKOGUN 1.
AKOGUN OMO OGUN.
The King of his time
Musical Icon and Legend
Forever in our Hearts#Dagrin10yrs pic.twitter.com/7vbVbVmVYM
— Aspiring Billionaire 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@tjmilky) April 22, 2020
Most Nigerians who have been born then knew you were indeed a great Icon before you died!
You paved ways for other Indigenous Rap artistes in Nigeria which I won't mention..
— Akinblog (@STermined) April 22, 2020
— Oluwadamilare (@wealthsimpson) April 21, 2020
JAH BLESS 🔥🔥🔥
I know, if heaven gat a Ghetto
You can sit next to GOD, watching
Who go follw
O di gbere, o da rinko omo oro
Iru Erin lo, Ajanaku lo, Akogun
Lo, Da grin lo #Dagrin10yrs pic.twitter.com/wM1bUFAYuM
— Oduwaye opeyemi (@Slimyup) April 21, 2020
10yrs ago today, we lost a young and super talented icon, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as DaGrin. He initiated and paved the way for the street style & sounds you hear today. Rest on King. 👑🙏🏾🇳🇬 #Dagrin10yrs #DaGrin pic.twitter.com/uaxUfdcevJ
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨ (@therealdaddymo1) April 22, 2020
— Happenings In Ogun (@OgunHappenings) April 22, 2020
— Olanrewaju (@Ekitifinest) April 22, 2020
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