Mpmania Mix 45 – Dagrin Lives (Playlist)

Date 2023-04-22


13-years-gone but not forgotten, Mpmania releases this month’s collection of sounds from Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, known as Dagrin who died on the 22nd of April 2010. Listen and enjoy.

Dagrin Playlist

Dagrin Playlist

About Dagrin

Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as Dagrin (25 October 1984 – 22 April 2010), was a Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria. A film of his life entitled Ghetto Dreamz was released in April 2011.

He released his first studio album Still On The Matter, but the album flopped due to not having enough promotion. In 2009 He released his second studio album called C.E.O. (Chief Executive Omoita). In 2010 he was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for Best Album (C.E.O.), Hottest Single “Pon Pon Pon”, Best Rap Act and Best Collaboration with vocals.

His album C.E.O. (Chief executive Omota English: Chief Executive Thug) won the Hip hop World Award 2010 for best rap album. From it came the singles “Pon Pon Pon”, and “Kondo”. Dagrin worked with other Nigerian artists such as 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. His third studio If I Die was released posthumously One of the song he sang from the album If I Die. was If I Die, it was as if he knew he was going to actually die after the release of that album.

Da Grin was cited as one of the pioneers of dialect rap singers of Yoruba language and Pidgin in Nigeria. Nigerian journalist, Idoko Salihu of Premium Times stated that “Da Grin was a rapper who revolutionised the Nigerian rap industry, he infused English with his native dialect”.

Mpmania Mix 45 – Dagrin Lives

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