Da Grin died on the 22nd of April, 2010.. Making it 7 years since the death of one of Nigeria’s prolific, indigenous rapper. He died after a vehicle accident in Lagos State.
And although he is late, his influence on Nigerian Hip-hop will never be forgotten.
In an interview with Olisa Adibua on The Truth, Olamide revealed that he never met Dagrin.
In an interview with Olisa Adibua on talk show, ‘The Truth’, the rapper disclosed that he never met the late Dagrin.
“I never met him”, Olamide said. “I never met him at all”.
Even without a direct physical encounter, Olamide admits that Dagrin was instrumental as a forerunner of indigenous music, paving the way for the younger generation of rappers to prosper.
“Actually he did. He paved way for people like me, as well as Lord of Ajasa. Lord of Ajasa paved the way for people like me, Idris Abdulkareem, the likes of AY, Junior & Pretty. It’s a movement, it has to keep going on. Every now and then, every new set of artistes that come out, they have to pave the way for a new generation.