ThrowBackThursday: Da Grin – Pon Pon Pon


Today, remembers one of Nigeria’s street icons, Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Dagrin.

Da Grin, born October 25 1987 was one of the few pioneer indigenous rappers to make that genre mainstream, which paved the way for other street acts like YBNL boss, Olamide to thrive on.

Coincidentally, today is Da Grin’s posthumous birthday and as a ThrowBackThursday ritual, we have decided to take you guys down memory lane with the release of one of his groundbreaking hits titled “Pon Pon Pon”.

Dagrin’s single “Pon Pon Pon” has some cultural significance, it talks about the life style in Lagos, Agege, Ifewara, Mushin, Ikeja, Surulere, Isale Eko, and many other parts of south western Nigeria where life in the slums mixes up with life in the affluent cities and parts of Lagos Nigeria.

Happy posthumous birthday Da Grin (Omo Ogun). We at celebrate your contributions to the growth of the Nigerian music industry.

Enjoy below.

This video was first published on in December 2009. 



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