Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, born October 25, 1984, better known as Dagrin, was a popular Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria. In April 2011, a biographical film about his life, titled “Ghetto Dreamz,” was released.
|Full Name:||Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun|
|Date of Birth:||October 25, 1984|
|Place of Birth:||Ogun|
|State of Origin:||Ogun State|
Early Life and Education
Dagrin was born in Meiran, Alagbado, Ogun State on October 25, 1984. He grew up in his hometown where he began singing as a child.
He released his debut studio album titled ‘Still On The Matter.’ Following that, in 2009, he unveiled his second studio album, ‘C.E.O. (Chief Executive Omoita).’
His musical achievements in 2010 included a nomination for several categories at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, such as Best Album for ‘C.E.O.,’ Hottest Single for “Pon Pon Pon,” Best Rap Act, and Best Collaboration with Vocals.
Notably, his album ‘C.E.O.’ earned him the Hip Hop World Award in 2010 for the best rap album. This album featured hit singles like “Pon Pon Pon” and “Kondo.”
Dagrin collaborated with various Nigerian artists, including Y.Q, 9ice, M.I, Iceberg Slim, Omobaba, Terry G, Ms Chief, Owen G, K01, Code, MISTAR DOLLAR, TMD entertainment, Omawumi, Chudy K, Bigiano, and Konga.
Tragically, his third studio album, ‘If I Die,’ was released posthumously. One of the songs from this album was aptly titled “If I Die.” Dagrin’s impact on the Nigerian music scene remains an enduring legacy.
Da Grin is recognized as a trailblazer among dialect rap artists, excelling in both Yoruba and Pidgin languages in Nigeria.
Idoko Salihu, a Nigerian journalist from Premium Times, described him as a rapper who transformed the Nigerian rap scene by skillfully blending English with his native dialect.
Dagrin Net Worth
Sources indicate that Dagrin had amassed an estimated net worth of $250,000 before his untimely passing.
Throughout his life, it was rumored that Dagrin had a girlfriend, although her name was not disclosed. He did not have any children, including a son.
A biographical film portraying his life, titled “Ghetto Dreamz,” featuring Trybson Dudukoko and Doris Simeon-Ademinokan as his girlfriend, was produced and released in April 2011.
Dagrin tragically experienced a vehicular accident on April 14, 2010, and he succumbed to his injuries eight days later on April 22, 2010, at the young age of 25 in Lagos, Nigeria.