Honour For Late Dagrin’s Dad, Comrade Olaonipekun
IT’S often said that if sorrow persists for a while, some day, happiness will overtake it. This, assertion, no doubt, is evident in the life of Comrade Olaonipekun Olaniyi, father of late rapper, Olaonipekun Olaitan popularly known as Dagrin.
Five years ago, his happiness was taken away when he lost his dear son, Dagrin, to the cold hands of death. For months, he was inconsolable as he mourned the death of the rising star. But months after, it dawned on him that no amount of tears will bring back his dead son and hence, he decided to move on. And following that great decision, Olaniyi moved on to become a big time investor in real estate business as well as in the entertainment industry.
Dagrin’s dad is notable among musicians having being in the entertainment industry for almost three decades. Although it was his late son that further dragged the family name to limelight, Comrade Olaniyi has subtly worked with different prominent Fuji and juju musicians through his music platform, Miosofunyin Entertainment.
Meanwhile, based on his exploits and contribution to humanity, Nelly, as some prefer to call him will today become the Balogun of Alabelapo community in Itori kingdom, Ogun State. He’s to be honoured alongside some well-meaning Nigerians by His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Adeola Ishau Balogun, the Olu of Oluke Orile. Guests expected at the event are prominent entertainers, politicians and society movers.