A shining star dimmed too soon –DaGrin .
A rising star cut short in his prime.
Today, 22nd of April 2010, Nigerian rapper, Da Grin – real name –
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun passed away at the Lagos State University
Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
23 year old, Da Grin was involved in a ghastly accident during the
early hours of 14th of April 2010. According to reports, his car
collided with a stationary trailer (heavy duty vehicle), he sustained
injuries but was rushed to the hospital.
For days after the accident, goodwill messages flowed from fans and
colleagues all around the world. All were hoping that he would recover
and proceed with his career.
He had just been nominated for several Hip Hop World Awards and was
still billed to perform at his first international show in May 2010
but it was not to be.
Da Grin passed away from reported ‘cardiac arrest’.
Since his death, tributes have been pouring in for this well respected
and immensely talented artiste.
Our prayers are with Da Grin’s family. We pray for strength and grace
to empower them through this tragedy.
We also pray for our country Nigeria and continent Africa, that we
will rise above and develop so that young lives will not be lost due
to poor infrastructure and failed systems.
Da Grin’s music and legacy lives on