Da Grin Biography, Early Life, Birth, Family, Death, Songs, Albums, Net Worth And More

Da Grin Biography
The Nigerian entertainment industry is built on a lot of talents, and though some are no more on Earth with us, they will forever be remembered.
One of such legends is top Nigerian artist, Dagrin who was recently trending for the 9th year remembrance of his death.
The Yoruba-born rapper, lived a life worth remembering and now here we are celebrating his life well spent.
We will be talking about Dagrin's biography, early life, date of birth, family, parents, siblings, girlfriend, children, songs, albums, movies, net worth, houses, cars, death, social media handles and every other thing you'd need to know about him.
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DaGrin Profile

Before we go on, here are a few key things you'd love to know about the Yoruba-born legend, Dagrin:
Full Name: Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun
Stage Name: Dagrin (Da Grin)
Other Names: Lyrical Werre, Barack O'Grin, Fi mi le Jo
Date of birth: 25th October, 1987
Died: April 22, 2010 (22 years old), Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria
Origin: Ogun State, Nigeria
Best known for: Singing, Rapping, Song-writing
Genre: Hip hop
Instruments: Piano, Vocal
Years active: 1994-2010
Record label(s): Misofunyin Entertainment
Associated acts: D.J Spaclare, Sossick, D.J Neptune, Konga, TGBT Entertainment, Kenny St. Brown, 9ice, M.I, Reminisce, Ruggedman, Omawunmi, Kode, Sheyman, Dr. Frabz, Frenzy, OritseFemi.
Net worth: [check below]

DaGrin Biography, Date of Birth, Early Life, Family, Death

Born on the 25th of October, 1987 as Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, DaGrin started his music career at a very early age. He was based in Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos and rapped in Yoruba, Pidgin English and English Languages.
In the year 2010, Da Grin was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for the Best Album (C.E.O), Best Collaboration with vocals, Hottest Single 'Pon Pon Pon', and Best Rap Act.

His album, Chief Executive Omota English: Chief Executive Gangster (C.E.O) won the Hip Hop World Award for the year 2010 for best rap album and his singles, 'Pon Pon Pon' and 'Kondo' were both in it.
Dagrin during his lifetime worked with some of the finest artists such as 9ice, Y.Q, M.I., Omobaba, Iceberg Slim, Terry G, Owen G, Ms Chief, K01, TMD entertainment, MISTAR DOLLAR, Omawumi, Konga, Code and Chudy K, Bigiano.
He also worked with music producers such as Dr Frabz, Sossick, Sheyman, 02 and Frenzy.

His tragic death occurred on the 22nd of April, 2010 at the age of 22 in a ghastly motor accident in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Dagrin's Music Career

Dagrin's single, 'Pon Pon Pon' was a hit. It had some cultural significance and talked about the general lifestyle in Lagos, Ifewara, Agege, Mushin, Surulere, Ikeja, Isale Eko and some other major parts of the South Western region of Nigeria, where life in the slums mix up with life in the affluent regions of the state.
His songs touch ethnicity, pride and survival in the 'street' or ghetto regions of the country, as well as criticize bad behaviors especially among elderly ones.

The music video featured young people in their twenties and early thirties proudly displaying their tribal marks in respect to the Ile-Ife old Yoruba empire.

A movie about his life, 'Ghetto Dreamz' was released April 2011, starring Trybson Dudukoko and Doris Simeon-Ademinokan as his girlfriend.

Dagrin Awards And Nominations

Da Grin was a good artist, and won himself a good number of awards and nominations during his lifetime.
Some of them include:
Artiste of the Year at the 2010 Hip Hop World Awards (nomination)
Best Rap Album at the 2010 Hip Hop World Awards (won)

Dagrin Net Worth

Dagrin had a successful music career, and owned a good number of assets. His music and albums are still generating money even after his death.
However, sadly we couldn't estimate his net worth as at the time of publishing this article. We will include that as soon as possible.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Dagrin's musics on:
- YouTube
- Deezer

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