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7 people tell us what staying at home has done to their eating habits

“My relationship with food has shifted from love. It’s more like dependence now.”Chop till you drop [Credit - Tenor]TenorChop till you drop [Credit – Tenor]

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Being placed on lockdown was always going to have different ramifications. As regards nutrition while in lockdown, being in such close proximity with food and with not much to occupy one’s time and mind, it was always going to be fascinating to see how people would respond.

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Reduced appetite as boredom increased, or get closer to all the food in your kitchen as a coping mechanism?

Here are 7 people talking about how being kept at home has affected their relationship with their stomachs.Food issues [Credit - Giphy]GiphyFood issues [Credit – Giphy]

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1. “I have abused rice and noodles too much”

So, majorly, most days, I eat like I normally would, because I’m kinda used to being at home. I wasn’t really going out, even before the lockdown started. Other days, I get tired of eating the same set of things, so I’m confused about what to eat and stay without food for the larger part of the day. As in ehn… just this morning, my sister and I were literally brainstorming on what to eat and we couldn’t come to a conclusion 🤦🏽‍♀.

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I have abused rice and noodles so much. I was particularly doing any fitfam or diet program before lockdown began. I’m lazy when it comes to routine so I just used to do 1-0-1, and in small portions.

Before lockdown my heathy eating was 65% out of 100 but now? I think I am on a 40. That’s largely because I was conscious about not taking carbonated drinks before the lockdown and I kinda succeeded in sticking to it. Now, I use them to replace food sometimes when I can’t seem to decide on what to eat.

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Also, I’ve taken a lot of pizza and cake since the lockdown started. – KejiHorny. But for food. [Credit - Blackish-ABC]Blackish/ABCHorny. But for food. [Credit – Blackish-ABC]

2. I’m always horny… but for food”

It’s almost like I’m horny. But instead of craving sex, it’s food I am dying to get. The craving is mad.

Somehow I still manage to get myself Burgers once a week. Some of the foods I crave, I make myself but the lockdown makes things a little difficult because some of the things you crave, you don’t have ingredients in the house and before you go see ehn… make 1 million boys no go kidnap pesin.

I have had so much rice , yam and egg, indomie. But if I had to pick one, omo na rice o. I have been eating rice like a bird. – Sarah.

3. “I’m drinking carbonated drinks again, after 5 months abstinence”

Fitfam and my waist ti laazzzdent. My wardrobe just dey look me dey laugh. I have been eating more. Not only have I been eating more, I have also been taking a lot of soda.

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Let me burst your brain, I successfully stayed away from soda for more than 5 months. But guess who has been downing at least a bottle of Pepsi or malt almost everyday

Before now, I eat bread once in like 3 weeks… forget that thing, na make I no enter kitchen now, bread is now almost an everyday thing for me.

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It doesn’t help that the two men I am staying with likes bread so it’s always available in the kitchen.

80-20. But I go pick up back sha, at least now I am back on my dinner time not being later than 6pm. Na the food and drinks be the major part. God help me. – Busayo.

4. “I’m pretty much eating the same [carbs] over and over again”

Omo na survival oh. No time to be picky. I have been eating mostly carbs, I don chop eba tire. One time I dey struggle to shit. I’m tired of eating rice, bread, spaghetti and noodles. See, I have abused rice. I have certainly overdosed on it.

And I think what I miss most about being able to eat out is having the freedom to choose out of all the varieties. I am eating more now that I’d normally do if there was no lockdown. But I am pretty much just eating the same things over and over again. – AJ

5. “Spending on food like Dangote’s daughter”

My relationship with food has shifted from love o. It’s more like dependence now. I eat like 5 times a day if I’m not fasting.

Mostly biscuits and beverage and cereal. But I constantly need to have something in my mouth. All the money I saved on transportation has been spent on food. I just dey hail myself ‘Jola Jola spending on food like you’re Dangote’s daughter’.

I know YOLO but LOL I’m not planning to die. There is life after Sisi Coro departs. Trying to start working out sha and making healthy substitutions. The oats I bought is just looking at me.

For me, if there’s a food I have abused it has to be Rich Tea biscuit, corn flakes and spaghetti. Funny enough I’m not gaining weight.Thank God for small blessings. – JolaSpending more than normal, on food [Credit - Shutterstock]ShutterstockSpending more than normal, on food [Credit – Shutterstock]

6. “When I’m bored, I eat”

My eating habit has become worse. When I am bored, I eat. All I see is fat. I was even trying to achieve my body goals before this lockdown of a thing but not anymore. I actually tried exercising and after two days, I stopped. 🤣🤣🤣

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You see rice and pasta ehn, I have eaten them so much that I might not touch them for an entire year after this lockdown ends.

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I have so missed being able to get small chops and amala from buka with all the normal assorted meat. Before now, I was 70% with my healthy eating attempts. But you see now ehn, I have fallen to 40%. – Lara.Stuffing your face with food as coping mechanism for boredom. [Credit - Lady on the goo]Lady On The GooStuffing your face with food as coping mechanism for boredom. [Credit – Lady on the goo]

7. “I think I am eating better now”

When I used to go to the office, I used to eat like once in a day but now, I eat twice at 11am and 7pm but I exercise a lot. I run three times a week. I just don’t want to be fat. With my body I can’t afford to relax.

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My eating habits wasn’t healthy sha because I don’t eat enough but it’s a good price to pay.

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I think I am eating better now. I’m not doing healthy eating. I’m just eating. Healthy eating is balanced diet and all abi? I’m not doing that. I’m just eating anything but not too much. – Stephen.

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5 best places to live in Lagos

We’ll be ranking this based on crime and safety, accessibility, quiet and peaceful domain and ideal environment for families.5 best places to live in Lagos. (Source - Architecture Lab)5 best places to live in Lagos. (Source – Architecture Lab)

Currently planning on moving or buying a house in Lagos? Then you should consider this places in Lagos, especially if you have kids.

We’ll be ranking this based on schools, crime and safety, accessibility, quiet and peaceful domain and ideal environment for families.

1. Ikoyi

Ikoyi is one of the best neighbourhoods on the coveted Lagos Island. It has some great schools and plenty of choices to make a pick from, from nursery through secondary. Crime and safety rank favourably, and the quiet and peaceful feel of the place makes for just the ideal environment for families.

2. Yaba

Yaba located on Lagos mainland is known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria. Majority of internet start-ups like Co-Creation hub, Andela and others has turned Yaba to one of the most sought-after locations.

Yaba may not be better than many places in terms of housing and economics, but it has good public schools and generally an ideal environment for families. The nightlife is unlike any other, with trendy eateries, hip bars and stylish clubs aplenty.

It also accommodates major schools in Lagos like The University of Lagos located in Akoka, Queens College and Yaba College of Technology making Yaba a place for the younger generation.

3. Ikeja

Ikeja is regarded as the central business district of Lagos. It houses most government parastatals with both the Governor’s office and government house located in Ikeja.

Ikeja is also a highly industrial area with several companies and really good schools.

Let’s not fail to mention the Government Residential Areas that are very conducive for your children.

4. Magodo

Although Magodo lies toward the outskirts of Lagos in close proximity to Ikeja and Ojodu Berger. Magodo is basically a residential area that is known to be home to some affluent people of society.

It may not be better than many places in terms of accessibility, but it has good public schools and generally an ideal environment for families.

5. Lekki – Ajah

Lekki to Ajah axis is another area in Lagos that offers an excellent setting for families looking to settle in the state.

Ajah might sound like some remote middle-of-nowhere place, but it actually does offer some great employment opportunities.

When you throw in additional perks such as friendly residents, great schools and jobs that are just around the corner, and top-notch medical facilities, you couldn’t wish for more.

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Coronavirus: How to maintain your sex life during this period

“For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[a] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[b] So they are no longer two, but one flesh,” this the gospel according to Mark 10:7-8 (NIV).Coronavirus: How to maintain your sex life during this periodCoronavirus: How to maintain your sex life during this period

Couple are sometimes confused about how to have their sex life while observing various social distancing and isolation during this lockdown.

Although it is good to observe the various directives from health practitioners during this lockdown, it is not very necessary to completely lockdown on your sex life.

Try these measures to boost your sex life despite the lockdown and continue with the norm when everything is okay.

How safe it is to have sex during the coronavirus outbreak

Sharing the same environment shouldn’t change your sex life, however, when any of you begin to show symptoms of coronavirus then you should maintain your social-distancing and isolation, even within your home.

Having sex with new people

It is not advisable to have new sexual partners at the moment, because the risk is you could pass on the virus. Always remember that some people who are carriers of the virus won’t have any symptoms. So even if you feel absolutely fine, you could still pass on the infection to someone and they could pass it on to other people through close contact and kissing.

Whether or not to use condom

Using a condom during sex does not guarantee that one may not get infected with the virus. If you are using the condom to prevent an unplanned pregnancy or contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), then that’s fine. But to prevent coronavirus, then that is not an option.

Maintaining your relationship during this time

It’s important to constantly communicate with your partner more option usually in a respectful and compassionate manner. Living together does not mean that you’re entitled to sex whenever you want. Try new things like erotic stories to each other and sharing things that you did when you first met. This triggers more passion in the relationship.

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Do you still take Palm wine this are the health benefit of it

Natural Palm wine is tapped freshly from the sap of a palm tree and when gotten fresh without fermentation, it can be regarded as juice because it contains no amount of alcohol at this point. But when kept for some hours like a period of 2hours, fermentation takes place because of the natural yeasts in the air and now it contains alcohol about 5% and the taste becomes sweet and the colour will be white and it will be mildly intoxicating. 

The longer hours fermentation takes place, the more alcoholic and sour it becomes. In Nigeria, palm wine is commonly called ogogoro. Any good and well tapped Palm wine contains the following; magnesium, iron, sugar, protein, carbohydrate, yeast, bacteria and different vitamins.

Now if you are still taking or drinking palm wine, here is what you should read yo see what Palm wine Does To Your Health.

Benefits of palm wine to the health….. The following are what taking or drinking palm wine does to your health:

1. Palm wine contains Vitamin B2 which is an antioxidant, therefore, it helps yo fight against some cancer causing agents. Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin 

2. Palm wine helps to maintain eyesight, this is because it contains the antioxidant Vitamin C known as ascorbic acid which can be found in some fruits also. Also, vitamin B1 helps in improving eyesight too. Vitamin B1 is the one called Thiamine

3. The antioxidant property of palm wine makes it helpful in speeding up the process of wound healing by repairing your tissues and promoting the growth of healthy cells. 

4. Due to its high antibacterial properties, palm wine is taken or consumed for treatment of food borne disease and diarrhoea diseases.

5. It can be used to treat skin rashes by applying it on the skin.

Note: you should limit your intake of fermented palm wine. Do not take it in excess because fermented palm wine contains high amount of alcohol and can be intoxicating. So it can be bad for your health when taken in excess because we also know that drinking alcohol in excess destroys important organs in the body so does palm wine. So drink with caution. Remember, health is wealth.

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Liverpool have been crowned as the premier league champions

Yesterday, Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions.

Liverpool is 25 points clear and Manchester City has ten games left, so theoretically given the FA has said that the earliest we could resume is April 30 the earliest Liverpool could win the league is probably some point in early May.

Not technically of course, but the very significant announcement from the game’s governing bodies that the end date for the 2019-20(21?)

season has been put back “indefinitely” means that whenever football finally returns, in whatever form it returns, the season will be completed.

And it is undoubtedly the correct decision.

Not just for Liverpool, who deserve an official title as well as the moral one they have already secured, but for the integrity of the English game as a whole.

Even if it proceeds behind-closed-doors during a mist of matches between May and the end of June, as the current plan seems to dictate, the integrity of the game depends on the season everyone has invested so much in being played out to a conclusion.

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Still Eating foods cooked from nylon like moi moi? Wait and read this.

Eating Foods Cooked With Nylon Like Moi Moi? Wait And Read This. Very Important 

Health they say is wealth. Anybody who is healthy is wealthy. There are people who are wealthy but they are not healthy. So if you are healthy and you are still buying foods cooked with nylon please hold on a bit and see the danger that you are causing to yourself.

So many of us are fond of eating meals cooked with nylon without knowing the health implications of doing this. This is common among people who are not married and little children. The former category mentioned will always complain that they don’t have much time to sit and gently prepare their own food then they resort to buying and eating food that are cooked with nylon. And for the latter, they are said to be young, innocent and ignorant of the health implication of what they are doing. Examples of food cooked from nylon which they buy and eat are Moi Moi, the locally made food eaten by the igbos called okpa, agidi which the yorubas call ekor etc. There are also people who are married that also make this same mistake, they use nylon in preparing most of these foods for the family. 

Food cooked with nylon is very dangerous to the body because nylon itself is made from a chemical called hexamethylene diamine resulting from the reaction of dicarboxylic acid. This chemical is been transferred from the nylon into the food the moment it becomes hot inside the pot. You may not know the chemistry behind this but it is said that in every action, there is equal and opposite reaction to it. 

It is advised that you stop cooking with nylon because it is also major cause of most cancer cases we have around us and it also causes other health problems like making us fall sick all the time and suffering from typhoid fever. Instead, the use of leaves for cooking such foods is advised and healthier.

I believe a word is enough for the wise. Let’s eat right and stay health. 

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Sharon Ooja is here to show us how to wear prints in a sophisticated way

Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja]

Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja]

Prints outfits will always be a beautiful piece and an essential wardrobe staple.

Owning a print outfit is such a necessity to a lady’s wardrobe. They are so attractive and can be used to draw attention to any part of your body and they come in so many patterns and colours.

Skinny Girl in Transit star, Sharon Oojais showing us how to wear prints boldly and fiercely.Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja] Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja]

When wearing prints, one thing you should consider iswhat part of your body do you want to draw the attention to.

If you want to flaunt your hips, then go ahead and wear print pants or if you want the attention to be on your entire body you can opt for a full print dress just like Sharon Ooja.Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja] Sharon Ooja rocking prints fiercely [Instagram: Sharon Ooja]

We love the thigh-high details and how she accessorized at minimal.

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Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos)

Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos)

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Rick Ross’ daughter, Toie Roberts turns 18 today and the rapper celebrated her on Instagram.

He released new photos he took with her and wrote: “18th big day #Mine.”

Toie is Ross’ first child with his ex-partner, Lastonia Leviston.

Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos)
Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos)
Rick Ross celebrates his beautiful daughter on her 18th birthday (photos)
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Former primary school classmates set to get married (photos)

Former primary school classmates set to get married (photos)

A couple who were classmates are set to become life partners after the man proposed to the woman.

Omobolanle Adenike and her man went to the same primary school and were in fact in the same class.

In a photo shared online, Bolanle and her husband-to-be are seen sitting beside each other on the front row, oblivious to what the future holds for them.

Below are more photos of the couple.

Former primary school classmates set to get married (photos)
Former primary school classmates set to get married (photos)
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Olamide is a far greater rapper than DaGrin and it’s not even close [Opinion]

In fact, when we list a top 10 list of rappers of all-time, DaGrin will still not touch it.Olamide is a far greater rapper than DaGrin and it's not even close. (TooXclusive)Olamide is a far greater rapper than DaGrin and it’s not even close. (TooXclusive)

I remember being a 17-year-old in my second-year studying Law. In-between classes, I discussed Hip-Hop with a senior colleague – Kanye West’s new album, ‘808s and Heartbreaks’ that had just dropped. As a fellow Hip-Hop nerd, he respected my opinion for some reason. Looking back now, he really should not have.

I was a brash teenager who could sometimes be a hothead. I was also always confident of my malformed opinions. On the other hand, this senior colleague was eons ahead of my Hip-Hop knowledge. He should never have even given my opinions the light of day – but for some reason, he always liked listening to me. Shout-out to him.

Back to our 808s and Heartbreaks discussion that day. This senior colleague then proceeded to ask me, “Tolani, which rappers would reasonably make your top five greatest rappers of all time?” My response was simple, “Nas, Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought and DMX.” My senior colleague smiled in a non-condescending way and asked, “Why?”

I began to list albums. But mostly, my points came from how good these rappers were as MCees and what I liked about them. Again, my senior colleague laughed and said, “Do you know you’re confusing your personal top five with the GOAT 5? Listen bro, greatness has nothing to do with what you like or enjoy.”

You didn’t want to know me as a 17-year-old – two years prior in 100-level, I threw it down with a cultist because he said I only scored tap-ins on the football pitch. When my senior colleague uttered those words of criticism to me, I threw the bottle of cold zobo in my hand to ground and jumped down from the pavement I sat on.

I can’t remember the exact things I said, but knowing myself, I probably told him he was talking rubbish. A few months later, I read an article that broke down the concept of greatness as being of little relation to ability or one’s personal preference and it changed my views. About two years later, I was buying CDs at Oja Oba in Akure when I met that senior colleague of mine again.

The first thing I did was apologize for my outburst. In usual fashion, he laughed again and said, “I always knew you’d get it.” Well, I did get it and now I hope others will get it.

DaGrin vs. Olamide

For the longest, arguments have raged about the actual greatness of DaGrin. On the one part, DaGrin’s loyalists will tell you he’s the greatest Nigerian rapper ever – or at least, top 5. These people will also tell you that DaGrin‘s death is the only reason Olamide has a career. On the other hand, some other people would argue that DaGrin is not even close to being GOAT material.

These people are also likely to argue that Olamide would probably have had a career and thrived even if DaGrin was alive. They would also cite the co-existence of Wizkid and Davido or Tuface and D’Banj as examples. The argument has since grown to have numerous moving parts that complicate arguments.

First, what is ‘greatness’ in music?

While discussing ‘greatness’ in music, people tend to erroneously limit the word to being derivative of the word ‘great.’ In normal English language, ‘greatness’ is “the quality of being great; eminence or distinction.” To that end, DaGrin was a ‘great’ artist and he represents greatness. However, the problem would be when we start elevating DaGrin‘s greatness over some other people’s.

For that reason and in the context of achievement in music, greatness is the summation of achievements in a career over an extended period of time. To judge this type of ‘greatness,’ you must tick boxes of a solid discography, critical acclaim, commercial success, notoriety, impact and awards (as an added advantage).

Is DaGrin then greater than Olamide?

Based on these points, DaGrin is an unfortunate victim of death. If he were alive and with the way he was going, he would probably have ticked all these boxes. While a few of rappers had excelled at rapping in their native languages before DaGrin, he took things to another level. DaGrin was a rapper that made the average agbero on the street interested in Nigerian rap.

In a pop-obsessed space like Nigeria, rap is best consumed in forms which its major detractors don’t realize is rap. For that reason, DaGrin impacted the Nigerian soundscape incredibly. At his height, his biggest song, ‘Pon Pon‘ was a core Hip-Hop track and he excelled at it. He even made English-speaking rappers start contemplating their next moves.

Despite the fact that he was rapping in Yoruba, he made non-Yoruba speaking rap lovers love his music. For that reason, he is great and what he achieved, he did with “eminence or distinction.” But again, the problem is when we try to elevate that “eminence or distinction” over that which some other rappers have achieved.

Case in point, Olamide. It’s amazing because DaGrin and Olamide are tied by the proximity of time. In 2009 and alongside Kayefi and Seriki, Olamide was one of the first three acts signed to Coded Tunes after ID Cabasa, 2Phat and their other partners made Coded Tunes a business. Around this time, DaGrin was gaining ground with verse after verse.

It was also in 2009 that he released his sophomore album, C.E.O. On April 22, 2010, DaGrin sadly passed away after a car crash. On November 15, 2010, Olamide released ‘Eni Duro,’ his first single under Coded Tunes. For both rappers who hail from the slums of Lagos and then rap in Yoruba, the comparisons were inevitable.

The comparison is a result of the human tendency to position his preference as sine qua non fact and the subtle, understandable pain of core DaGrin fans at seeing Olamide succeed on a throne they feel would have belonged to DaGrin. But then, Olamide and DaGrin are subtly different – Reminisce is closer to DaGrin than Olamide is.

But for better or worse, Olamide and DaGrin will forever be compared. It’s how the world works. However, since DaGrin died, Olamide has eclipsed him in every area you might think of – asides the raw, natural ability to rap. But even on that raw ability, Olamide‘s ability to actual bar is almost foolishly underrated by detractors and his fans alike.

Back to the discussion at hand, Olamide ticks all the boxes of a solid discography, critical acclaim, commercial success, notoriety, impact and awards (as an added advantage). In fact, in the 2010s, the only reason Olamide was not artist of the decade is the behemoth called, Wizkid. Olamide has transcended the culture in every way you can imagine.

In DaGrin‘s absence, Olamide has released 10 albums and had hit after hit. He has also evolved at will. Anytime he wants to, he raps and he has even re-imagined the concept of a rapper in this country. Asides that, his label, YBNL has churned out one successful artist after another. DaGrin never even scratched the surface of what Olamide has achieved.

If Olamide is 100%, what DaGrin did before he died was about 10%. Olamide is not just a rapper anymore, he is now a cultural icon. At the level that Olamide has done it, only two other Nigerian rappers can lay claim. Their names are MI Abaga and Modenine. In fact, when we list a top 10 list of rappers of all-time, DaGrin will still not touch it.

So why do people keep saying DaGrin is greater than he actually is?

The reasons are simple;

  1. The sentiment of death.
  2. The sentiment of stan culture.
  3. Ignorance of what greatness truly means in relation to ability, preference and reality.

In music, when people die young in their prime, their achievements get exaggerated. One day in 2013, Segun Akande of MAVIN Records put it simply, “Death is a ready-made canvas for immortality. All you leave behind got no fault. Die young, live forever.” Death elevates legacy and fans buy into it for the longest.

When death elevates legacy, people treat it as irrefutable. Well, it ain’t. A few weeks ago, G Herbo still said Juice WRLD was the most influential artist of his generation – well, that’s absolute nonsense. If we allow that narrative to run, it will be the next ‘DaGrin is the greatest’ narrative in 10 years and we can’t have that because it’s a lie.

Back to DaGrin, he wasn’t even the best rapper of that era – that accolade belongs to MI Abaga. The sympathy we feel towards his death has clouded our judgement. In fact, a lot of people only started listening to and enjoying DaGrin‘s music after his death. That’s fair, but we should never let sentiment cloud reason because sentiment isn’t fact.

With DaGrin, he simply cannot be greater that rappers with five to 10 impactful albums or rappers whose music has crossed borders and tribal divides.

Yes, Biggie and Pac get mentioned in GOAT conversations. But what makes anybody think their death isn’t the reason why their legacy is exaggerated? In fact, theirs is worse. Both rappers died in the heat of the greatest beef in Hip-Hop history.

Reasonably, there’s no way in hell B.I.G and Pac are greater than Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem and Drake – maybe even Kendrick Lamar. Death and time have a way of heightening sentiment and that’s what happened in the cases of DaGrin, Pac and B.I.G. The fact that you influenced a younger wave of rappers doesn’t mean you’re automatically greater than those younger rappers.

When the death of a young, thriving man with potential fuses with stan culture, it gets worse. To DaGrin‘s stans, there’s no one greater. Well, sorry to break it to you; your fave isn’t greater than a lot of people. In fact, the only people he’s greater than are people with limited impact on the Nigerian soundscape.

10 years is a long time. We can only judge on what’s before us, not what could have been. It’s sad that DaGrin never existed beyond where he is, but that’s life.

Finally, could Olamide have succeeded with DaGrin alive?

If DaGrin were alive, chances are he could have operated at the level Olamide is. Chances are also that he might not have. In 2010, Nigeria’s hottest artist was Wande Coal. Fast forward 10 years later, Wizkid who is probably an offspring of his style is far greater than Wande Coal. Thus, nothing is ever set in stone.

Olamide could have eclipsed DaGrin and he could have ended up playing catch-up to DaGrin throughout his career – nobody knows.

There is also a chance that could have both co-existed like Wizkid and Davido and thrived together. But one thing we shall not deny is that, DaGrin is Olamide‘s forerunner. When DaGrin died, the listener-scape was better prepared to accept a Yoruba-speaking rapper as a superstar than it was when Ajasa was popping.

DaGrin crashed doors open in the soundscape with his endearing ability and technique. Lord of Ajasa was a momentous occurrence in Nigerian music, but DaGrin took it further than Ajasa ever did. Apologies to Burna Boy, but DaGrin paved the way for Olamide.

Yes, DaGrin did things for himself, but while doing things for himself, he became a trailblazer who inspired many and made an entire country more willing to celebrate a Yoruba-speaking rapper. At least, DaGrin took over from where Ajasa left off. That’s not to say DaGrin didn’t also benefit from time – he did.

Everyone in the history has benefited from the element of timing for their greatness. Even Jay Z only really took off as a mainstream superstar after The Blueprint was released. You cannot undermine the influence of DaGrin in what Olamide has achieved and that’s facts. That said, we need to be careful about arguments that could easily be defeated by time.

There is no world in which DaGrin is greater than Olamide.