At the end of the day, why did Dagrin die after eight days of grace? Let’s analyze the incident together; I mean, feel free to discuss your views on this.
Was Dagrin driving under the influence of alcohol on the fateful day? He was on the phone to his people at home and there was no report of him sounding high…he may not have been drunk after all.
Talking about being on the phone - we all know what traffic rule says about taking calls while driving. Did he disobey this rule?
It was the wee hours of the morning and there were not a lot of cars on the road but one stationary truck on the road without ‘C’-Caution is a disaster waiting to occur.
The driver of the said truck was stopped by police officers and was negotiating a request of N12, 000 by the officers on duty. Now, even if Dagrin had not run into the stationary truck, someone else could have. The police should have known better than stopping a truckload of cement on the not-so-wide road of Lagos. Perhaps the accident wouldn’t have been as bad as that. Plus, if Dagrin was on the high side, he could assumed that the truck was in motion, especially because there was no sign to indicate.
We have many problems in our country and even at 50; we can’t help but to keep praying for Nigeria. We lack medical infrastructure and our hospitals still pay less attention to emergencies. When an accident victim is rushed to the hospital, shouldn’t he have been checked thoroughly for internal bleeding? What level of examination was conducted after and while he was under intensive care? Did the hospital have the right facilities to manage an accident of such magnitude?
Looking at the flow of information concerning rapper’s accident, from when news of the accident broke, to the first rumour of his demise, we can deduce that there was no professional publicist in place, to manage the information process. It must have taken a smart and concerned media person to intervene on behalf of his management. An instance is his manager stuttering and mincing words in an interview on television. The best approach would have been for his management to make an official release about the rapper’s accident and update the public on what they needed to know from time to time. This would have gone a long way to avert the initial false stories.
Looking at the damaged car, you can only imagine the level of ‘bang’ that must have ensued on that day. Should we be worried about the strength of that car (Nissan Maxima) or was that a proof of the level of speed our darling Dagrin was driving?
Why did Dagrin do a song about “His Death” as suggested by his unreleased single titled “If I Die”? Did he see this coming?
Dagrin was climbing to the peak of his career after a poor debut in 2006; why did he have to die at a time when he was about to enjoy the fruit of his labour?
At the end of the day, there are so many questions surrounding Dagrin’s sudden demise, but there are little or no answers.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
This is one of Dagrin's unreleased songs before his sudden exit....did he see this coming?
Dagrin - If I die.mp3
The Hip-hop world and entire music industry in Nigeria was left in a state of shock on Thursday, April 22 after news broke out that rapper, Dagrin had died. His eventual demise was as a result of a ghastly auto-crash that took place on Wednesday, April 14. Before his eventual and sad exit, family members, fans, friends and well-wishers had resolved to prayers, hoping that the rapper would walk out of the hospital alive. Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) toiled day and night to save his life but all efforts proved abortive.
The sad story started in the early hours of Wednesday April 14 on his way back from an assignment. Jarmzone got a tip off and immediately called Dagrin’s manager, Tunde to confirm a story about the rapper’s involvement in an auto crash. His manager concealed information at first, saying it was just a minor accident, “I was in the car with him and a truck driver mistakenly hit his car and damaged his fender but everything is okay now” was Tunde’s initial response. However, rumours describing the magnitude of the accident spread further and this compelled us to pressurize his manager who eventually admitted and confirmed the accident.
Dagrin was alone and on his way home (Sunshine Estate, Oko-oba, Agege), after receiving a call that he had a guest waiting for him. We gathered that he kept calling his house asking them not to lock the gate that he was on his way back. Time check relays that he actually ran into a stationary truck 2 minutes after the call and this was around 2am, in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege Motor road, Mushin, Lagos.
Eyewitness revealed that, minutes before the accident, the truck driver who was carrying cement was negotiating a request of N12, 000 by the men of the police force when they heard a loud bang.
The fast rising rapper was initially rushed to Tai Solarin Hospital (Baba Olosha Bus stop, Mushin), but later transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba at the intensive care unit.
Four days later, we gathered that the rapper had undergone operation and moved to a private wing of the hospital. In between this time frame, rumours spread that the rapper had died but close friends refuted the information stating individual testimonies of seeing and having a word with him at the hospital. Tunde, his manager also granted an interview on TV, confirming that the young dude was responding to treatment and fast recuperating.
We gathered that the rapper was later tied to the bed because he kept making efforts to move, each time he recognizes any of his visitors.
Crisis started in the early hours of Thursday, April 22 when the rapper went into coma again. His heart reportedly stopped beating later as the doctors ran helter-skelter to revive him. The recuperating machine was used 9 times on him but to no avail. He died.
Dagrin, full name Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun officially started his music career in 2006 with an album titled ‘Still On The Matter’. The most popular track off the album was "Rap Rules Anthem” but it was not big enough to register the album as a success.
His sophomore album, “C.E.O” (Chief Executive Omoita), released in 2009, housed hits like “Pon Pon Pon”, “Kondo”, “Gboro” and “Ghetto Dreams”. This album placed him on the path to the top, as he became one of the hottest and most wanted artistes.
His first album was released on the axis of LEO Entertainment while C.E.O was released on his indie label called Missofunyin Entertainment but he later signed a managerial contract with Edlyne Records.
Dagrin died at the age of 26 as confirmed by his father who also signed the official press release earlier released by Black House Media.
We say REST IN PEACE from JARMZONE ENTERTAINMENT....We also pray for God to grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss...you will always be remembered. Jor Oh!!!