Friday, April 23, 2010


The rapper known as Da Grin gave up the ghost at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday. According to a statement written by the deceased's father, Da Grin (real names Olaitan Olaonipekun) passed away at 6pm.

By the time the news of his death started spreading around, fans, friends and families started trooping to the hospital to confirm the sad news. Some of the artistes who were at the hospital were; DJ Zeez, Banky W, Sasha, a teary eyed Olu Maintain, his producer Sossick and his close friend and collaborator YQ who visibly displayed his grief at the passing away of his friend.

On April 14, Da Grin was admitted to LUTH after having a ghastly motor accident opposite Alakara Police station. After undergoing surgery and being in coma for a few days, the rapper was said to have regained consciousness, moved out of the ICU ward and recovering.

Da Grin was just recently nominated in three categories at the upcoming Hip Hop World Awards 2010. The categories were Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for his sophomore album- Chief Executive Omota.

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