Mad Melon Biography
Mad Melon was part of the famous musical group ‘Danfo Drivers’ his real name was Omeofa Oghene. The group rose into fame in the early 2000s for their unique music style which till date has remained admired by Nigerians. Mad Melon is reported to have died on Thursday, September 26th, 2019.
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Mad Melon Danfo Drivers
Mad Melon’s page in history might only be like half of a much-celebrated duo, but what he meant to Nigerian is much bigger than the music. The music he made alongside Mountain Black was pivotal to both pop culture and counter culture.
What a great lost of our Nigerian/ajegunle number one star…
A.K.A MADMELON OF DANFO DRIVERS MUSIC..!!!
REST IN PEACE STAR..!!! pic.twitter.com/h16uM3QY08
— Nwoye Sylvester (@NwoyeSylvester3) September 27, 2019
In the late ’90s to the early 2000s, the current era of Nigerian pop culture was in its formative phase. Alongside influences of disco, new jack swing and rock ‘n roll, various branches of Nigerian folk governed much of the mainstream in the ’80s and early ’90s. But then, something else happened.
The song ‘I Am a Danfo Driver, Suo’ was chosen along with Tuface’s song ‘African Queen’ as the soundtracks for Phat Girlz, making them the first Nigerian artistes to have their tracks used as soundtracks in a Hollywood movie.
They released a sophomore album titled “Danfo Travel: Success Story” in 2005 which did well especially with the track “Campolongo” led to their first European tour in October 2006. They performed in Athens, Sweden, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and several other countries.
Their dreams came true and they succeeded. While they later had problems with their marketer and Cornerstone Records, they managed to release two albums; Danfo Driver (2003) and Danfo Travel: Success Story (2005).
‘I Am a Danfo Driver, Suo,’ was one of the Nigerian songs selected for Phat Girlz and ‘i’ the lead single from their sophomore album also led them on a European tour. Their lives changed forever and they never remained the same.
DANFO DRIVER MUSICAL GROUP’S ‘MAD MELON’ IS DEAD – DADDY SHOWKEYhttps://t.co/1Hon6eRJ93
— Tooxclusivetunez (@tooxclusive_t) September 27, 2019
While reports had it that they got undercut for their first album, they finally cut ties with Cornerstone Records after the release of Danfo Travel. In 2014, they told Vanguard that Cornerstone Records permitted their marketer to pirate their albums and that Cornerstone Records didn’t promote them enough.
Mad Melon Death & Mad Melon Cause of Death
A sad one here as veteran singer, Mad Melon passes on.
Mad Melon was a co-member of music group, Danfo Drivers, group that is famous for their music exploits in the early 2000s. The news of Mad Melon’s death has… https://t.co/gFGbnv255q
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Mad Melod died on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. His death was announced on Instagram by music icon, Daddy Showkey on Thursday, September 26, 2019. In a video shared on his page, a visibly shocked Daddy Showkey couldn’t hide his sadness about the news.
“What kind of sad news is this, what kind of sad news is this, what kind of sad news is this. Oh my God, we just lost somebody, I just heard it just now. I’m not happy at all, I’m not happy. When dem go dey tell people to make dem dey hear, make dem dey hear,” he said
Veteran singer and social activist, Daddy Showkey announced this via his Instagram page on Thursday, September 2019.