Popular Nigerian rapper CDQ has made a very interesting statement about the late Dagrin’s impact on the Nigerian hip hop music scene.
The rapper along with Vector, MI Abaga, DJ Jimmy Jatt gave their respective opinions on the evolution of Hip Hop in Nigeria.
According to him, since Dagrin’s untimely death, Hip Hop has suffered a major decline even until now.
He further reinforced his point by saying that the rapper was the only artist in his own opinion who stayed true to the genre.
He died on April 22, 2010.
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He was only 22 years old, but his unique style of rap music was already very popular.
In the early hours of April 14, 2010, Dagrin had been involved in a lone accident,
colliding with an articulated vehicle stopped in front of the Alakara Police Station, Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.
Before handing over the ghost, he was first treated at Tai Solarin Hospital, Mushin, but later transferred to Lagos University Hospital, Idi Araba.
where doctors pronounced him dead after efforts to save his life failed.
Although he lived a short life, his indigenous rap style continues to influence the Nigerian music scene.
Artists like Olamide, Lil Kesh, Phyno, Reminisce,
and many others are some of the best examples of Dagrin’s influence on the Nigerian music scene.