Olamide might be the baddest guy ever liveth, but Dagrin is surely the hardest.
In everything we know he did in his 23 years alive, he showed us one image; “Dagrin the Omni-Hardest”.
We skimmed through his music and of the many hard guy tips he had to share, we chose from his biggest hit Pon Pon Pon.
1. You have to been Nigerian.
“Omo Naija ni mi. Naija lo bi mi si.”
Even better, be born here. Because Nigerians are naturally predisposed to be hard guys. Period.
2. Opening Pepsi with your teeth should come easy.
Omo Naija, mo le feyin shi Pepsi.
Because in Nigeria, life doesn’t give you lemons, they are so easy to squash with the hands. Life gives you Pepsi without opener. And you have to burst that bottle open.
If government doesn’t give you water, dig your borehole. If government does not give you electricity, buy your generator.
Because every hard guy is his own government, and what better place to be your own government than to be in Nigeria.
3. Don’t be a mugu.
Mi o maga, mi o mugu.
Or bolo, or maga, call it whatever you like. Hard guy like you with small boys are collecting your phone from you at the market, and even waiting to give you back your sim card.
Hard guy but you still go to computer village and they sell Fufu to you instead of phone.
4. Loyalty is key.
I no be good boy, but I get loyalty.
In the loyalty business, there’s no good or bad, only loyalty.
Remember that line from the Scarface movie;
You’re gonna find, if you stay loyal in this business, you’re gonna move up. You’re gonna move up fast.
5. Important tip for when you have arrived.
Mo di eni to fi 1000 naira ra blade, ti o duro gba change (I’m the guy who uses 1000 naira to buy blade and leaves the change)
Don’t be tighting the money to your pocket and the world to your chest.
6. Own the money, but don’t let it own you.
Money no dey drive me, money na my conductor.
Always keep your head in the game.
You lose that, you lose everything.