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Nigerians Pay Tribute To Dagrin On Social Media 10 Years After His Tragic Death

Written on 04/22/2020
Naija Rated

Today marks the 10th death anniversary of Dagrin and Nigerians have taken to social media to pay respect to the late rapper.
Born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, Dagrin was named the rapper that paved the way for indigenous rappers in the Nigerian music industry. Dagrin was known for hit tracks like “Pon Pon Pon,” “Kondo,” “Thank God,” released only one album at the peak of his career and had two albums released after his demise in 2011 and 2016 respectively.

Unfortunately, he lost his life at the age of  25 on the 22nd of April 2010 after a vehicle accident in Lagos, Nigeria. However, many are still confused over the real cause of his death as some were of the opinion that the rapper was cultist, while others believed that he knew he was going to lose his life. Ten years after, Nigerians are still deeply touched by his death and they have taken to social media to pay tribute. Snagging the number 1 trend spot on twitter with the hashtag #Dagrin10yrs, music lovers remembered the rapper.