Today, the 22nd of April, 2020, marks 10 years since the Nigerian music industry lost a legend, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun also known as Da Grin.
On April 14, 2010, he was involved in a ghastly motor accident. His vehicle rammed into a stationary truck at night. Da Grin went into a coma as a result of the collision.
Da Grin was super talented, and his family, friends, and devoted fans will never stop remembering. Da Grin used Yoruba, English and Pidgin to revolutionise rap in Nigeria.
For sure, Da Grin remains forever in the hearts of Nigerians.
DAGRIN: How Can He Be Dead When… – JJ. Omojuwa https://t.co/YTINGWUzvr…/ 22/04/2010 | May his soul continue to rest in peace.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) April 22, 2020
— PRESIDENT SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) April 22, 2020
10yrs Gone, Not Forgotten . Continue to RIP Dagrin
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) April 21, 2020
We celebrate dagrin today. We never really had a close relationship other than that of respect. We met a lot around storm records events as young rappers seeking better opportunities.
His album CEO just sprung up our of nowhere and boom! “Mummy mi o si ni ile” all beach fronts.
— T.E.S.L.I.M (@VectorThaViper) April 22, 2020
Keep resting in Peace Dagrin ? pic.twitter.com/27OdL4IzBW
— Mazi Ibe (@MaziIbe_) 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
"If I die, if I die
Make you no cry for me
E jen simi, ejo kejen mi
If I die If I die If I die
They pretending like my friend
But they wanna see the end (see the end)
Ko ye won ko ye won."
Rest on Dagrin as today marked 10 years of your exit.
59 in Lagos, Nnamdi Kanu, Dagrin pic.twitter.com/xuqSfM8YP6
— Male Farmer ? ? ? l (@Itz_Rolexy) April 22, 2020
11 yrs ago, my hubby returned from a trip to Naija. He Bought ur CD at MMA.
My first time of hearing your song. From Heathrow airport to our house, we played the CD nonstop.
“Pon Pon Pon” got me.
9 years after my son is enjoying your songs.
10yrs Gone! Continue to RIP Dagrin. pic.twitter.com/hb1us2G4dV
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) April 22, 2020
— Small old man (@Mtee_himself) April 22, 2020
Dagrin akogun brother we miss you… I wish you can wake up..
This make me to believe something things happen for another to happen.. YOU GAVE WAY FOR OLAMIDE(?Respect), we know if you're still here, Olamide would still be upcoming artist
— Fabbyjnr??(MANUTD) (@UzoegboF) April 22, 2020
Tomorrow 22nd of April will be Dagrin's 10yrs remembrance.
We all claimed to Love Barrack O'Grin, let's talk about him let's make noise about him, let's celebrate him.
Even if our artists don't remember let's we Dagrin true fans show his Memories still lives. #Dagrin10yrs
— Obaoriade (@obaoriade) April 21, 2020
I still have Dagrin's Jimmy jump off on my laptop, he raps for 7mins 58 secs, No Nigerian has done that on Jimmy jump off. Dagrin was good, may his soul continue to rest in peace.
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) April 22, 2020
— HorlaMide (@orla_mide) April 22, 2020
10years already, one of Naijas finest rapper, Dagrin ever green, Akogun Omo Ogun… The street loves you cos o lenu bi pon pon pon pon po po pon. Rest on bro!!! pic.twitter.com/BKcd4oMS9A
— Engr Yasir Arafat Jubril????? (@oil_shaeikh) April 22, 2020
— King Nonny ? (@Zaddy_nomso) April 22, 2020
— Olayinka ? (@YinkaPost) April 22, 2020
In celebration of the music icon, here are 5 songs you should listen to today.
Rugged Man feat. Da Grin – Emi Ni
Da Grin on Jimmy’s Jump Off (Freestyle)
Pon Pon Pon