On April 22, 2010, Dagrin, the first rapper to achieve widespread success doing indigenous Yoruba music, died at the age of 22 — giving credence to the saying that ‘the good die young’.


Born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekunn, the late rapper was involved in a ghastly car accident on April 14, 2010, along Agege Motor Road, Lagos.

For almost a week, Nigerian music fans waited with bated breath, hoping for a miracle — but one never came.

He passed away at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LUTH.


Dagrin’s rap style influenced a generation of young rappers, who have since achieved similar success with indigenous music.

In an interview with Olisa Adibua, Olamide Adedeji admitted that Dagrin paved the way for his ilk.

“He paved way for people like me, as well as Lord of Ajasa. Lord of Ajasa paved the way for people like me,” he had said.


In commemoration of his seventh year death anniversary, here are seven classic tunes released by the “Chief Executive Omo-Ita”.

Thank God

Ghetto Dream


Swag (File)



If I Die

Pon pon Pon



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