Tribute to DaGrin the CEO


Background information
Birth name Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun
Also known as Baracko Grin, Lyrical were, Fi mi le Jo.
Born October 21, 1987
Ogun, Nigeria
Origin Ogun, Nigeria
Died April 23, 2010 (aged 22)
Lagos, Mushin, Nigeria
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Singer
Instruments Vocal, Piano
Years active 1994–2010
Labels Misofunyin Entertainment
Associated acts D.J Spaclare, M.I, 9ice, Reminise, Konga, Omawunmi, Rugged Man, Kode, ORITSE FEMI

Memories never fade away. Even it’s been FOUR years you left your great work behind and some still follow your footsteps, your music and words still comes out of our mouth. Deep down in our soul we still moan you’re lost and your music still live in us forever.  This is a special tribute to the great soldier we lost on 22nd April 2010. Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun aka DaGrin, your legacy will live on in our hearts, minds, radio, iPods, and every music-playing device. Here is a special tribute on the complication of songs you work on and people you work with during your time. We miss you Barak O’Grin, Lyrikal Were, Chief Executive Omoita, Misofuniyin. RIP DaGrin. Download and give respect!!!.  

Make Doe Feat. Dark Poet




Pon Pon Pon


Thank God Feat. Omawumi


Tee Blaq Feat. DaGrin – Oti Yapa


YQ Feat. DaGrin – Efimile


Fresh Feat. DaGrin – 2Much Money


If I Die


RuggedMan Feat. DaGrin – Emi Ni


Street Hustle


Awon Boyz



Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as Dagrin (21 October 1987 – 22 April 2010), was an award winning Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria.   A film of his life entitled Ghetto Dreamz was released in April 2011.


Dagrin’s home was in Meiran, Alagbado, Lagos. His style of rapping incorporated Yoruba, English and Pidgin English. 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 Gangster) 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,code,MISTAR DOLLAR, TMD entertainment, omowumi, chudy k, Bigiano, and Konga. He associated with music producers like Sossick, Dr Frabz, Sheyman, and Frenzy.

He died at the age of 22 on 22 April 2010 after a vehicle accident in Lagos, Nigeria.


Dagrin’s single “Pon Pon Pon” has some cultural significance, it talks about the life style in Lagos, Agege,Ifewara MushinIkejaSurulereIsale Eko, and many other parts of south western Nigeria where life in the slums mixes up with life in the affluent cities and parts of Lagos Nigeria. His songs touch upon ethnicity, pride, while surviving the streets of Lagos and a hint of criticism elderly people hurls against bad behaviour.

The music video proudly displays young people in their twenties and early thirties proudly displaying their tribal marks in retrospect of the old Yoruba empire of Ile-Ife.

Ghetto Dreamz

A film of his life Ghetto Dreamz, starring Trybson Dudukoko and Doris Simeon-Ademinokan as his girlfriend has been made and was released in April 2011.

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