Six years after his demise, Nigerians are still mourning the death of Nigeria’s young artiste Dagrin .
Just a day to his performance at the return of Sigma Club’s Havana Concert at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 2010, Oladapo Olaitan ‘Dagrin’ Olaonipekun died from injuries he sustained in a ghastly motor accident about a week earlier.
He died on April 22, 2010. He was just 22 years old, but his unique style of rap music was already very popular.
In the early hours of April 14, 2010 Dagrin had been involved in a lone accident, colliding with a stationary articulated vehicle in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.
Before he gave up his ghost, He had first been treated at Tai Solarin Hospital, Mushin but was later transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, where doctors declared him dead after efforts to save his life failed
Though he lived a short life, his style of rap is still influencing the music scene. Artistes like Olamide, lil Kesh, Phyno, Reminisce and many others are some of the best examples of Dagrin’s influence on the Nigerian rap scene.
Till date most of his fans in Nigeria still can’t come to terms with his death..His music still gets reasonable airplay especially on radio stations.