It was a sad in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State when the news of the death of Imo State born rapper Dawn Tawn, who died after a brief illness on Saturday, January 7, 2017 filtered in.
The rapper whose last performance according to a close source was at Orlu, complained of not feeling normal when he returned from the event and was then shuttled from hospitals before he finally died on Saturday.
Dawn Tawn who returned from Cyprus way back, made his debut with ‘Ndi Nku’, a song that was also part of the hip-hop revolution in the state around 2012. He later did ‘One Jeans, one shoe’ among other tracks. Last year, he called off the release his RBNF [Recognized But Not Famous] album, opting to the release of few single.
In one of our unofficial chats with the rapper last year, he revealed that he was going to make it bigger this year, adding that he chose to name the album ‘Recognized But Not Famous’ because down in the eastern part of Nigeria especially Imo State, most hip-hop artistes, especially the contemporary rappers are recognized in the society as entertainers but not famous among the people.
He would be missed as a hip-hop crusader, mentor to many rappers and his style which is second to none will also be missed especially by his team mates in the Net Boi Gang.
The Akokwa, Ideato South LGA born rapper will be remember for his struggles on the streets, his energy on the stage and the music he has made and will be leaving behind.
Rest in peace, Dawn Tawn.