The life and times of late Nigerian rapper DaGrin – His Career, Death, Burial arrangements And Much More (PHOTOS)


Few musicians made as much impact in the Nigerian entertainment industry as much as Chief Executive Omoita aka DaGrin did.

Even though he was around for a short while, DaGrin’s efforts made Yoruba rap a huge deal today. Artistes like Olamide, Seriki, Lil Kesh, Reminisce and others have him to thank for the inroads they have made in the industry today.

In this article, chronicles the life and times of Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun aka DaGrin.


Born on October 25, 1987 in Ogun State, Nigeria to Mr. and Mrs. Olaniyi Abolaji Olaonipekun, DaGrin was the fourth child out of nine kids. His father lived at 43, Kola Oretuga Street, off Meiran Road, Iyana Meiran bus stop, Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA.

Flashback: The life and times of late Nigerian rapper Da Grin

DaGrin alongside musicians Ice Prince, Banky W and dancer Don Flex. (Image courtesy Google)

He attended Meiran Community Primary School, Roseille Nursery and Primary School, Meiran Community High School and Egbado College.

His dad was nicknamed Nelly and he had a music shop in the Meiran area called House of Nelly Sounds. Perhaps this is where DaGrin’s love of music began and where he honed his craft.

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