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Dagrin’s Raw, Rare Talent, Deserves Immortalisation – Yakky

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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.

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  1. Michelle

    April 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    This is so sad! My his soul Rest In Peace.

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BBN 2020: Did Erica and Kiddwaya Actually Had Sex Under the Duvet? (See for Yourself)

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Erica and Kiddwaya were caught live on camera last night getting busy under the duvet while their fellow housemates slept.

They seemed to be in the mood all evening after they were spotted in a viral video, kissing and touching each other. Shortly after that, the couple proceeded to their bed where they had a conversation before going under the duvet.

From her facial expressions, it’s clear Kiddiwaya had hit the “gold mine”.

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Ka3na & Lilo Become First BBN 2020 Housemates to Bite the Dust

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The vacation is finally over for Lockdown housemates with the just concluded first eviction show of the season.

In a surprising turn of events, Big Brother announced that it was going to be a double eviction after unveiling Lilo, Eric, Ka3na and Praise as the least voted housemates of the week.

Ka3na was the first housemate to be evicted from the Lockdown season [Africa Magic]

At the mercy of the safe housemates, the intense voting sessions began with BrightO who selected Eric and Ka3na. Nengi opted for Praise and Ka3na while the rest of the housemates voted away from public view.

Lilo joined Ka3na as the next housemate to be evicted from the Lockdown season [Africa Magic]

A majority of the housemates clearly voted out Ka3na and Lilo who Ebuka announced as the first Lockdown housemates to leave the show.

For the newly evicted housemates, the future is filled with opportunities.

While Lilo shared her plans to focus on her business and get a Masters degree, Ka3na revealed it is her brand all the way.

Interestingly, both housemates got into some entanglement while in the house especially Lilo who stuck to Eric throughout her short stay despite revealing she had something serious outside the show. Ka3na, on the other hand, got briefly involved with Praise during the week.

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How Query about Dinner Ruined Eric and Lilo’s High Romantic Session Under Sheets

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While housemates slumbered, Eric and Lilo thrilled viewers with a very steamy late night kissing session.

The lovebirds got a little intense after a muffled conversation that got Lilo another microphone infringement warning from Big Brother. It was almost as though things would swiftly move to the next level until Laycon’s query about a piece of chicken for the dinner ruined the moment.

Night crawlers who caught the couple’s under the sheets moment took to Twitter to react to their officially consummated ship.

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