Nigerians, on Monday, remembered famous Nigerian indigenous rapper, Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin, who lost his life nine years ago.
Dagrin died following complications from injuries he sustained in an auto-crash.
The highly charismatic rapper incorporated Yoruba, English and Pidgin English in his songs giving them a different feel that set him apart from many others within the time.
In remembrance of his death and in celebration of his life and musical legacy, fans from all around the world have taken to social media to eulogize the rapper who some have termed as legendary.
For many of his fans, Dagrin is to Nigeria what Tupac is to American Hip Pop. Some argue that he paved the way for rappers like Olamide, Reminisce, CDQ and a host of others.
Below are reactions from fans of Dagrin, even as this day marks nine years since his passing.
When he had that accident, I remember I would post on his facebook page everyday, my course mates and I were even writing the lyrics for his comeback song..— MOBOLA (@bolaabad) April 22, 2019
Rest on King.. #Dagrin pic.twitter.com/QqxKwiZrx7
It's 9 years today #Dagrin bided farewell to us and I recalled sometimes in 2009 or so when I first met him in LASU when #AMATECHSLASU had their orientation in company of Lala – Alayande Lola (a course mate too) at the department. pic.twitter.com/QZJyRRGv41— Ọpẹ́olúwa Sẹ́masà (@semasir) April 22, 2019
The Baddest, the Dopest Indigenous Rapper Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun,ponponpon master, lyrical werey, CEO (Chief Executive Omo-ita)— BalogunMedinah (@adorablemd) April 22, 2019
No doubt you paved way for other Yoruba Rappers. Rest on #DAGRIN. What’s your Dagrin fav track?
Mine: his entire songs 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/s1mZoC3mn8
It's been 9years already and we still haven't forgotten our lyrical weyrey.— TObiloBA♻🏁 (@arc_tobi) April 22, 2019
he paved way for indigenous rappers. I hope some kid don't disrespect him by comparing him to these shepetere rappers we have around now. #Dagrin#DAGRIN