This April marks the second year anniversary of Dagrin’s death and to commemorate this, the director of his only solo video, Gini, is set to release an authoritative and informative
documentary of the young rapper’s life.
The clip is over an hour long and combines both known and never-before-seen clips and images of Dagrin. It contains interviews with most of the persons who did not only cross paths with the young act but also contributed to his rise to fame.
It is a real time presentation that paints a perfect HD picture with excellent voice narration and sequencing. The documentary seeks to further promote the works of the late rapper and serve as a reference point for upcoming artists. It also aims to uncover some of the mysteries which have surrounded the rapper’s death.
Aptly titled – ‘REMEMBERING DAGRIN’, it comes from the stable of OMOITA ENTERTAINMENT, an outfit founded by Gini who was much more than just a video director to Dagrin. “We were very good friends and he convinced me on his dreams and plans for his career and the Nigerian entertainment industry. Dagrin had plans of having his own crew made up of young artists like him who are struggling through various adversities to make their voices heard. So OMOITA was created to also enable artists like him realize their dreams and carry on the dreams he had for MISSOFUYIN ENTERTAINMENT”, Gini said.
He also added that the name, ‘OMOITA’, came from Dagrin who was popularly known as the C.E.O (Chief Executive Omoita) – the title of his 2009 sophomore album which had the hit track, “Pon Pon Pon,” with the video directed by Gini.
“Dagrin made me popular in the industry and I believe I owe him a duty to tell the real story behind some of his struggles that I witnessed. Not many people knew that we were already in the process of shooting the video of “Ghetto Dreams,” featuring Sossick on the day he died.”
Gini whose real name is Abiodun Olayinka is a video director and Film Maker who has done a number of notable works in the entertainment industry. Some of his works include T.Y Bello’s “Greenland,” Mo’ Cheddah’s “Ko Ma Roll”, 9ice’s Loni Ni featuring Dagrin as well as J Martin “Eva” amongst others.
Within this engaging Documentary, OMOITA, the Label is launched. You will also hear The OMOITA ANTHEM and see the various talented artists from New York, London and Lagos that have shown immense interest and support to the Movement.
Jarmzone gathered that the documentary which is not a monetary venture shall be exclusive to Soundcity for a week because it is the only station that played Dagrin’s “Pon Pon Pon” video more than any other station in the country. Viewers can catch the exclusive documentary between April 15 and 22. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsycmwUgLpw]