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Saturday, 22 April 2017

LIB Special Report: 7 Years after his death, Is Dagrin a forgotten Hero? Written By: Adedayo Showemimo

Once you are dead, you are dead but the least we as humans can do is to remember our loved ones the best way we can. Unfortunately this can't be said for Legendary Nigerian rapper, Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka ‘Dagrin’ who died on this day 7 years ago.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017 LIB paid a visit to the late rapper’s tombstone at Atan cemetery, Yaba ahead of his 7th year remembrance and despite the fact that he was buried in a private vault, his final resting place is too plain, too ordinary and nothing to write home about.
It still remains the same flat concrete slab with no decoration, marble head-sign, his name is almost cleaned off the poor slab with no sign to show how impactful his 26 years of existence was.
'Baba this guy has been forgotten here o' one of the mortuary attendants told us. He added that, 'nobody dey come check on am at all, even his family sef. Na one time him girlfriend for abroad dey but but she sef don stop. Then recently a rapper also came i think it was CDQ I'm not sure'.
Dagrin died at about 6pm on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LUTH and was buried on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the Ebony Millennium Private Vault, Atan Cemetery.

At the time of his death, his star power and celebrity status shook the industry to it's very roots, so much was his popularity that many websites who first reported his death crashed that night due to the number of visitors reading to confirm the story. Radio and TV stations played his songs endlessly, most of them will today remember him by playing his songs on air and forget him till the next anniversary.

Truth be told, no one is expected to put their life on hold just to honour Dagrin but the least we can do is to immortalize a man that paved way for so many. Just Imagine that there's no buzz for a Dagrin remembrance concert 7 ears after his death!!!

Like it or not, the Legend of Dagrin and his exploits can not be erased from the Nigerian Entertainment history. As humans, as practitioners in the industry, we can and we must do better to honour our own.

25 comments:

Ricky Setia Purnama said...

Nice blog

Truthurts said...

Na only Dagrin die. D re many legends dead na. 4rm Nollywood,Footballers,Human activist,Media etc. Na how many u go fit visit on their remembrance ni.D tin is do wat u have 2 do while u re alive coz wen u re dead u gone..d least we can do is praying 4 dem souls wen we remember ni

BigPEE said...

True. Talk LIB, we. Celebrate our when they are alive immediately they. Die they. Will be. A. Forgotten story. RIP Dagrin

Roy Jaymorgan said...

His a hero love u boss

Chop Chop said...

Even some living souls ain't being remembered unless they are getting something in return. Take LIB giveaway for example.

Anonymous said...

When you alive they all come around faking relevance but when you died reality Hits HARD..#FAKELOVE R.I.P King

Vivian Nwadialo said...

May his soul continue to rest in perfect peace

hrm paul said...

Dude was my neighbor in sunshine estate okoba way back hung arount him a lot at night just chillin and sipping gin laffing and free styling then tilla man just came bak from uk damn it was not up to 2months of dropping CEO and blowing up that he cjrashed d nissan Alitma Rip hommie

Sodeeqstar said...

Thank you so much Linda for dedicating a post for the rape legend

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Anonymous said...

True.

dj banti said...

Dagrin of nigeria

Anonymous said...

If I die make u no cry for me.heaven they, if u wan eat cake na then u go know say oven they.dont cry for him cos he enjoying where he is. Think about how your own end will be, how u too will be remembered. Dagrin rest in peace.

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Rip

AYodele said...

HERO???

Segun Adegoke said...

Rest in peace Dagrin! Make the best of your life,while you are alive. You do not know when you go. Buy a plot of land for 600k in ibeju_lekki. Contact Segun on 08052467442 for details.

livingstone chibuike said...

Rip

Julie said...

His family should organise a remembrance concert for him just like bob marley's family did. He paved the way for street rap. RIP Dagrin

Anonymous said...

I miss You 'Leriku Weere' R.I.P

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Lexy said...

To me that guy was only popular in Lagos...he actually became more popular after death....did someone say immortalise?...hell to the NO....No be only the first thing I knew about him was that he died from drunkdriving.....may his soul rest in perfect peace....let's leave things wr they are biko...

Chimnoo said...

The living tend to carry on with their lives, understandably, given our needs and the pressures of everyday life. Nonetheless, everybody wants to be remembered...and should be remembered especially when they have left a mark on society. It falls on his close family, friends and colleagues that he worked with to keep his memory fresh on our minds by organizing events in his honor! The guy was good! Really good!

Anonymous said...

What are you going to be remembered for Lexy,infact how many people know you in yor street not to talk of Lagos as a whole, some of you type from your anus....mtchwwwww moron

Anonymous said...

And ure indeed a Moron lexy, anonymous 23:55 has said it all.
EWU.

Anonymous said...

The tomb is not his final resting place, pls people think of eternity in everything we do

Anonymous said...

The tomb is not his final resting place, pls lets think of eternity in all we do

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