Sunday, April 25, 2010
Dagrin and my in
ok as we all know, Nigerian music industry was hit on the 22nd of april by the sad news of the death of Dapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, aka Da Grin. He was 23 years old and had survived an accident that occured eight days earlier. he was admitted to the intensive care unit of Lagos university Teaching Hospital while in coma, but gradually came out of it and became vocal. People prayed for him and hoped he would get better but unfortunately he did not survive.
According to people around him his last words were "tell my fans i love them" ..DEEP STUFFS
Anyways people that rescued him from the site of the accident said that alcohol might have been a major factor left out of the story told to the general public. It was believed that Dagrin was drunk and also that the Maxima in which he was the driver had a bottle of alcohol in it when the crash happened. Sad sad.
I was reallly hurt by the story of his death and i was begining to ask God why he let it happen, that why did He let Travis baker survive a plane crash, let curtis Jackson survive 9 gun shots and not let this young man survive...but after i heard of the alcohol side of the story, i am now neutral and remorseful for the questions i have asked. God please forgive me.
I feel there is not enough campaign in Nigeria about the dangers of drunk driving, they need to campaign more about the dangers, spread the word, discourage it and reduce the amount of youth we loose each year to the demon called alcohol.
I know alcohol can be addictive and makes you free from worries, but is only for a while, it impairs ur judgement, makes u do stupid things and detroys your body organs, then if i may ask what is the benefit?? I wont say i have not drank before but i stopped when i was like 17, because of laws and because God gave me the wisdom to know that is is not good.
I think this incident should be an avenue for the alchohol companies in Nigeria to come together as one and agree on something and reduce the amount of youths we loose to alchohol.
Agree with the family, pay an amount use his story as a lesson and help the youths, it will go a long way, my two cents.