A memorial concert have been put together by some Nigerian Artistes in honour of the late indigenous rapper, Dagrin (Oladapo Olaonipekun), on Wednesday, April 22, at Spice Route, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The concert which would be headlined by some friends and artistes who had collaborated with Dagrin during his lifetime would include his main producer, Sossick, 9ice, Lord of Ajasa YQ,tee blaq and Olamide who have become the poster child of indigenous Yoruba Hip Hop music.
Reminisce, JahBless, CDQ, Seriki, BaseOne, WondaBoy, PoslyTD and ChinkoEkun are some of the other artistes that have confirmed to perform at the event.
Speaking on the event, TeeBlaq said: “Five years gone and my cousin’s impact is still being felt in the industry with so many good artistes professing to having been influenced by Dagrin. So, it’s only befitting that we find out time to officially celebrate him and give some of these artistes a platform to do something for him and also for his fans to remember him,’’ he said.
Taofeek Olokodana, the CEO of Eldar Records, one of the organisers of the event also said: “Dagrin’s death is still as painful today as when it happened five years ago. We are hoping to see beyond death and pain while we celebrate his music and the artistes he has influenced,’’ Olokodana said.
Dagrin died on Thursday, April 22, 2010, eight days after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident in front of Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos.