Late rapper, Dagrin’s mother has lamented how she has been living in a pitiable condition.
In a video making the rounds online, she cried out to Nigerians for help, whilst stating that she sells food by the roadside but it is very stressful due to her age and the money generated is not enough to sustain her family.
The elderly woman begged Nigerians to help raise between N3 million to N5 million so that she can start a more comfortable business.
She also explained that she cannot go and beg rap star, Olamide for money because she sees him as a son and it feels wrong.
“Please I am poor and I want Nigerians to come and help me, I currently sell food by the roadside but the stress is too much and I am getting really old.
I need accommodation, please Nigerians I need like N3Million – N5Million, I can’t go and beg Rapper Olamide for money because it is somehow as he is not an Elder, I look at him like a son,” she said.
Before rappers like Ycee, Ladipoe, and Falz came into the spotlight, there was Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as Dagrin (25 October 1984 – 22 April 2010), a man whose rapping talents knew no bounds.
On April 14, 2010, the talented rapper rammed his newly acquired Nissan Maxima into a stationary truck at night in front of the Alakara Police Station in Mushin. He was taken to two hospitals for treatment but died after eight days in a coma following the car crash.
He died aged 25.
His death remains one of the biggest tragedies in the Nigerian music industry.