Living away from home as I've been doing for many years now, I haven't kept up with the Nigerian music scene as closely as I would have liked. But rapper DaGrin was good, indeed so good that he was nominated for several Hip Hop awards and was due to perform at his first international show next month.
Sadly, this 23 year old whose real name was Oladapo Olaitan Olanipekun passed away two days ago at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He died from serious injuries suffered in a ghastly car crash in which the car he was driving collided with a stationary articulated lorry in the dead of night on 14 April, about a week before. He was rushed to hospital, but all efforts to save his life were unsuccessful.
Its difficult not to think that if the infrastructure in Nigeria had been in a better state, this accident might not have occurred. This was a young man, with a brilliant future ahead of him, a future that was not to be. A sad story indeed. May his soul rest in peace.