12 years after the death of Nigerian Rapper, Oladapo Olaonipekun, popularly called Dagrin, Sierra Leone’s police has declared him wanted.
The Sierra Leone police released Pictures of wanted people that took part in the violent protest last week and late Dagrin was one of them.
Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday 11 August to protest against economic conditions in the country.
Both civilians and police officers were killed during anti-government protests on 11 and 12 August in Sierra Leone.
12 years ago, Dagrin rammed his newly acquired Nissan Maxima into a stationary truck at night in front of the Alakara Police Station in Mushin, Lagos on April 14, 2010.
On April 22, 2010, Dagrin died at the age of 25.
His death remains one of the biggest tragedies in the Nigerian music industry as his death shocked Nigerians and his fans alike.
Before rappers like Ycee, Ladipoe, and Falz came into the spotlight, there was Dagrin, a man whose rapping talents knew no bounds.
Having won the hearts of many Nigerians through his hit album, CEO, Dagrin proved he was a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry and a rap legend people would talk about for decades.
Dagrin was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Olaniyi Abolaji Olaonipekun on October 25, 1984. He was the fourth child of his parents.
The award-winning artist, upon completing his early education at Meiran Community Primary School, Meiran Community High School, and Egbado College, proceeded to pursue a career in music.
Fuelled with the passion to be a popular rapper in Nigeria, he travelled down to Lagos, where he met up with producers to record his songs and started his record label, Missofunyin Entertainment.
In a fresh development, the police in Sierra Leone have declared the late Dagrin and some other young boys wanted for taking part in a violent protest last week.
His picture, where he was shirtless and holding a gun, is among the pictures of criminals released by the authorities on the wanted list.
A Twitter user simply identified as @Jeen_Yous shared the news on the bird app which left many amazed.
Sharing the news he wrote:
“The Sierra Leone Police release Pictures of wanted people who were part of the violence protest last week and late Nigerian rapper Dagrin is one of them 😂😂😂.
This country will alwa amaze me.”
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The Sierra Leone Police release Pictures of wanted people who were part of the violence protest last week and late Nigerian rapper Dagrin is one of them 😂😂😂.
This country will alwa amaze me. pic.twitter.com/4yFrOf9eES
— #ASHOBI ALBUM OUT NOW 𓃵 (@Jeen_Yous) August 17, 2022