Da Grin, born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, was a Nigerian rapper who made a name for himself in the music industry with his unique style of combining Yoruba and English in his songs. His music was a reflection of his life experiences and struggles, and his legacy continues to live on even after his untimely death.
Da Grin was born on October 25, 1984, in Ogun State, Nigeria. He was raised in a polygamous family and had thirteen siblings. His father was a retired broadcaster while his mother was a businesswoman. Growing up, Da Grin was exposed to different genres of music, including traditional Nigerian music, hip-hop, and R&B. He attended Meiran Community Primary School and later went to Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he studied Business Administration.
Da Grin started his music career in 2005, and within a short period, he gained popularity among Nigerian music lovers. His debut single, “Pon Pon Pon,” which was released in 2009, became an instant hit.
He went on to release many more songs, including “Kondo,” “Ghetto Dreams,” “If I Die,” and “Everyday.” Da Grin’s music addressed social issues such as poverty, corruption, and the struggles of the common man.
His unique style of rapping made him stand out in the Nigerian music industry.
Here is the list of Da Grin’s discography:
- 11:01 PM
- Chief Executive Omoita
- Still On The Matter
- Mesa Boogie
- Action Film
Da Grin was not married, and he did not have any children. He was known to keep his personal life private and away from the media.
Cars and House:
Da Grin owned a black 2008 Toyota Camry known as “Kondo” in one of his hit songs. He also had a house in Meiran, Lagos, where he lived with his family.
Da Grin’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be around $200,000. However, his legacy continues to live on, and his music remains popular years after his death.
Here is a breakdown of Da Grin’s net worth in various currencies:
- Nigerian Naira (NGN): ₦72,000,000
- United States Dollar (USD): $200,000
- Canadian Dollar (CAD): C$256,732
- Ghana Cedi (GHS): GH₵1,184,234
- Kenya Shilling (KES): KSh 21,635,942
- South African Rand (ZAR): R2,849,290
- Ugandan Shilling (UGX): UGX 742,356,488
- Indian Rupee (INR): ₹14,631,184
On April 22, 2010, Da Grin was involved in a car accident that claimed his life. He was taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where he died from severe injuries sustained in the accident. His death was a huge loss to the Nigerian music industry, but his legacy continues to inspire many up-and-coming artists.
Da Grin’s music is still available on various streaming platforms like Boomplay, where his profile can be accessed. Fans can also connect with his legacy on his social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Da Grin may be gone, but his music and legacy continue to live on. He was a talented rapper whose music inspired and spoke truth to power. His unique style and delivery were a breath of fresh air in the Nigerian music industry. Da Grin’s legacy resonates with people, and his memory will continue to inspire generations to come.