There are reports that Mad Melon of the ‘Danfo Driver’ fame has died after a battle with an undisclosed illness.[Instagram/MadMelonDanfoDrivers]
Mad Melon of the ‘Danfo Driver’ fame died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday, September 25 after a battle with illness.
Mad Melon real name Omeofa Oghene hit fame with his partner Mountain Black with the 2003 hit song ‘Danfo Driver’. They released three albums together.
Music icon icon, Daddy Showkey confirmed news of Mad Melon’s passing on his Instagram on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
“What kind of sad news is this, what kind of sad news is this, what kind of sad news is this,” a visibly shaken Showkey says in the video.
“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 make dem dey hear, make dem dey hear.”
Mad Melon and his partner Mountain Black became very popular in 2003 after the release of their debut album Danfo Driver. Due to the success of the single titled after the album, the duo became known as Danfo Driver.
Until his death, Mad Melon was part of the popular group ‘Danfo Drivers’ which also had Mountain Black as a member. They became popular in the early 2000s for their unique music style which till date has remained admired by Nigerians.[Instagram/MadMelonDanfoDriver]
Their fame waned over the years but they made the news again in 2018 when they got into a content theft fight with Tekno over the sampling of their popular song, ‘Kpolongo’
Back in 2018, Tekno was called out by the legendary duo of Mountain Black and Mad Melon, for not getting permission for sampling their classic record, Kpolongo. [Instagram/TeknoOfficial]
The duo called out Tekno for sampling their classic record without getting permission.
The duo also surprised fans with an appearance at Headies 2018 and evoked nostalgic feelings with the performance of their hit records.