Saturday, 17 July 2010
DAGRIN TO BE IMMORTALIZED IN BIOGRAPHIC FILM.
A film that is based on the life and times of the late but hugely talented Nigerian rapper, Olaitan Olaonipekun [ A.K.A DAGRIN ], will soon hit the screens. Titled 'Ghetto Dreams', the film which will be directed by Lancelot Imasuen [ Imasuen is the guy behind the Issakaba movies which chronicled the activities of the Bakassi Boys in Eastern Nigeria ] is the story of the growing years of Dagrin, his struggles, rise to fame and his untimely death. The Film will be bankrolled by Stingomania Entertainment. RV has also gathered that a Foundation has been set up in memory of the late rapper. The Foundation, known as The Dagrin Memorial Project, was created to ensure that the family Dagrin left behind is taken care of and that his death is made more bearable for his parents and siblings. The Project will also provide a lasting structure and means to encourage budding entertainment stars.
Dagrin died on Thursday, 22nd April, 2010 after sustaining deep injuries in a car crash. He grew up in the Meiran/Alagbado area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Dagrin's father had three wives and the rapper was the 4th child out of 8 children. His family is originally from Owu in Ogun State. Dagrin's musical talent was noticed while he was a member of the choir at the Redeemed Christian Church of God [ RCCG ] Living God Parish, Meiran, where he used to sing and rap. His death caused a huge uproar in Nigeria and among Nigerians in Europe and America. Some of his songs like 'Ghetto Dreams', 'Pon Pon Pon' and 'Kondo' have become anthems among his fans. He has been called Nigeria's 2Pac due to their similar background, raw lyrics and thug image. Rest in Peace, Dagrin.
Sources: www.vanguardngr.com, RV.