DaGrin’s last wish not being kept.

Posted: May 20, 2010 in 2 the X-treme

The Late Chief Executive Omoita

“If I die, make you no cry for me
E nje simi
Ejo keje nmi”

When a music celebrity dies, it is inevitable that his/her colleagues in the industry take out time from their busy schedules to record a song that expresses their loss.

Tupac got one, Biggie, Aliyah and now Dagrin is getting one… or more.

It seems like everyone contrary to the late star’s wishes wants to “cry for” Dagrin. From the Naija All Stars- My Pain (video directed by DJ Tee), to MI’s End of Time. Sound Sultan also has a triubute song out called Rewind Time and those are just the musicians we know.

Just go on Youtube and type out “DaGrin Tribute Song” or search terms to that effect and a whole list jumps out at you featuring from the known to the unknown, actual videos to slapped-up “videos” that comprise of  pictures of the late artist flashing by to the tune of a dirge fleshed out by a fan or colleague.

I tried to find tribute songs written for other fallen Nigerian musicians and apart from the remake of Osita Osadebe’s song Osondi Owendi by M.C. Loph feat. Flavour which although Loph dedicates it to Osadebe has nothing tributery in it, it seems like Dagrin gets the cake for the most publicly mourned Nigerian artist via songs. Even Fela did not get a tribute song, talkless of songs.

And the guy specifically said “make you no cry for me.”

Youth is fleeting, so goes the saying. There are some who would love to cling to it for ever but to have it cut short so abruptly when one is yet to get the full experience of it enough to appreciate it- sorry, DaGrin if the tears won’t just stop flowing.

Here are some DaGrin Tribute you might never get to see on TV or hear on radio. For an overdose, visit Youtube.

Oh and here is one you would really love titled “Dancing to Kondo in memory of DaGrin”. What better way to “honour” the dudu, uhn?

Onyinye Muomah

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Comments
  1. YAKUB AJAYI says:

    I HEARD THAT HE MADE A SINGLE TITLE “IF I DIE”, PLEASE CAN YOU GIVE ME MORE ENLIGHLITMENT ON IT. AND IF POSSIBLE HOW CAN WE HAVE THE SINGLE ON THE MARKET? PEACE UPON MY FELLOW! HE HAS GONE, WE ARE ON THE WAY…