Dagrin was a rapper from Ogun State, Nigeria, who revolutionized the Nigerian music industry with his unique style of rap music known as “Ghetto Rap.”
His lyrics were raw, gritty, and unapologetic, reflecting the harsh realities of life in the ghettos of Nigeria. He was one of the pioneers of the Nigerian rap scene, and his impact on the industry is still felt today.
In this article, we will take a look at his top 10 songs that made him a legend.
1.”Pon Pon Pon”
Released in 2009, “Pon Pon Pon” was the song that put Dagrin on the map. The song was an instant hit, and it became an anthem for the streets.
It was a fusion of Yoruba and English lyrics, and the beat was infectious. The song was produced by Sarz and featured on Dagrin’s debut album, “C.E.O.”
Kondo” was another hit from Dagrin’s debut album. The song was a reflection of the realities of life in the ghetto. It talked about the struggles of the people living in the ghettos and their daily hustle to make ends meet.
3. “If I Die”
“If I Die” was one of Dagrin’s most emotional songs. It was a reflection of his life and the struggles he faced as an up-and-coming artist. The song talked about his journey and the sacrifices he had to make to get to where he was.
4. “Ghetto Dream”
“Ghetto Dream” was a motivational song that encouraged people to chase their dreams no matter where they came from. The song was a fusion of rap and R&B and was one of Dagrin’s most popular songs.
“Democracy” was a politically charged song that addressed the corruption and injustice in Nigeria’s political system. The song was a call for change and a better future for Nigeria.
6. “Thank God”
“Thank God” was a song of gratitude featuring Omawunmi.
It talked about Dagrin‘s journey and the people who had helped him along the way. The song was a reminder to appreciate the little things in life.
7. “Idi Nla”
“Idi Nla” was another hit from Dagrin’s debut album. The song was a fusion of rap and traditional Yoruba music. The beat was infectious, and the lyrics were a reflection of the realities of life in the ghettos.
8. “Jimmy Jump Off”
Dagrin’s “Jimmy Jump Off” was arguably the best freestyle on Jimmy Jump Off. The freestyle remained evergreen.
“Gboro” was a collaboration between Dagrin and fellow Nigerian rapper, Terry G. The song was a fusion of rap and dancehall and was one of Dagrin’s most popular songs.
“Everyday” was a song that encouraged people to keep hustling no matter what. The song was a reflection of Dagrin’s life and the struggles he faced as an up-and-coming artist.
Dagrin’s music was a reflection of the harsh realities of life in Nigeria’s ghettos. He was a voice for the voiceless, and his music spoke to the struggles of the people who lived in the ghettos.
Thirteen years after his passing, his music is still played and loved by many. Dagrin’s legacy will always live on.
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