Since Dagrin’s demise on April 22, 2010, comments have been trailing the shocking and avoidable death that took away the life of the then foremost indigenous rapper.
As the tradition has been, remembering Dagrin, Yakky, a friend of the late rapper, who featured him in a song “Gbadun You”, reflected on his relationshtip with the Pon pon pon crooner.
Speaking in an interview on Sunday, Yakky described Dagrin as a “rare raw talent”, who will be difficult to replace.
“My relationship with Dagrin dates back to 2009. That same period, I featured him in a song Gbadun you. He was a true friend, who wanted growth for his friends. He was the one who advised me to be a make-up artiste, while we were shooting the video of his song Pon pon pon. He would always tell me, Yakky, do it like this, Yakky, try it this way. Very painful he died so early.
Reacting to the controversy trailing his collaboration with Dagrin, Yakky disclosed that he had to remix his song with Dagrin, featuring GreyC, Ayoola, Pepenazi, and retitled Adunni, not to leverage on it for stardom but “due to repeated dreams, calling for it”.
He however, called on all stakeholders in the entertainment industry to endeavour to keep the memory of Dagrin alive.
“Dagrin was very creative and hardworking and if he were to be alive, he would have made Nigeria very proud. For such a creative, talented star, we all in the entertainment industry should find a way to immortalise him,” Yakky said.
Lending his voice to the credibility of immortalising Dagrin, Nigerian-born Chicago based artist, Temi Yakubu, popularly known as Fresh, described Dagrin as an enigma, that died at a time the Nigerian entertainment sector needed him most. He shared his experience working on the song Beremole featuring Dagrin.
“I was thrilled by Dagrin’s intelligence when we met. He was thorough. His death threw me off”.
In the same vein, Producer Cool Breeze, said Dagrin’s death is still shocking.
“We had an appointment for the next day. Hearing the news of his death was quite unbelievable,” he said.
Born Olaitan Olaonipekun, Dagrin died on Thursday, April 22, 2010, eight days after his car ran into a stationary truck in front of Alakara Police Station, off Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos. He was buried on Friday, April 30, 2010. He was 26 years old.
BBNaija: Cindy, Frodd, Mercy and Diane Up for Fake Eviction
Housemates Mercy, Frodd, Diane and Cindy are up for fake eviction.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that unknown to the housemates, there will be no eviction this week, making their nominations invalid.
The ten remaining housemates were called into the diary room for the usual nomination process, with each of them nominating two housemates each.
Ike nominated Frodd and Cindy, who nominated Diane and Ike. Omashola nominated Mercy and Diane, who nominated Mike and Omashola.
Mike nominated Diane and Mercy while Tacha nominated Cindy and Mike, Seyi nominated Ike and Mercy while Frodd nominated Cindy and Mercy.
On her part, Mercy nominated Frodd and Omashola, and Elozonam nominated Frodd and Tacha.
While the nominations were rolled out, Frodd seemed upset to have been nominated again. On the flip side, Tacha was relieved to escape nomination.
NAN reports that the fake eviction tension was further fueled by the lack of a Veto power of chance holder for a save and replace.
For the remaining part of the week, housemates will pick photographs from a red box. The housemate with a complete picture would hold the ultimate veto power.
Khafi Kareem Evicted from BBNaija House
Khafi Kareem has been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija Season Four.
Khafi, who was put up in a strong competition with Tacha, Mike and Seyi, got on stage in her usual, bubbly demeanor.
When the nomination reel was played for her, she told host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu that she was surprised that Ike nominated her, seeing as they both bonded in the house.
NAN reports that Ike, on Thursday, had revealed that he planted a condom by Khafi and her love interest, Gedoni, to imply that they had sex.
While both Khafi and Gedoni had denied that they had sex, they also insisted that their romantic feelings for each other were real.
In the post-eviction interview, Khafi said she bonded with Gedoni in the first week because they were both up for eviction.
She told Ebuka that she believes he loves her as much she loves him, adding that she was a forlorn lover when he was evicted.
She announced that she would be moving to Lagos from London and plans to go into acting and presenting.
During her stint in the house, Khafi was Head of House, won one million Naira and part of Team Lagos and a car.
NAN reports that Ebuka announced that there will be no eviction next week, although the veto power of chance task will still hold.
Majek Fashek in London, Critically Ill, Says Manager
Popular reggae musician, Majek Fashek, is down with an undisclosed ailment and he is currently on admission at a hospital in the United Kingdom.
The singer’s manager, Uzoma Omenka, disclosed this in a statement posted on Majek’s official Instagram page,
Omenka wrote, “This is to confirm to all fans of Majek Fashek that he is very sick and currently on admission at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolich in England.”
He apologised for not informing Majek’s fans and other members of the public about the singer’s condition on time.
Calling on music fans to provide financial support for the ailing singer and to pray for his speedy recovery, Omenka promised to provide regular updates on Majek with videos and pictures.