Monday, 17 February, 2020

RIP: Mad Melon of “I am a Danfo Driver song” is Dead


Foremost musician and “Danfo Driver” crooner, Omeofa Oghene, popularly known as “Mad Melon has passed away.

The musician according to report gathered by Independent Minded Reporter IMR, battled with Tuberculosis disease before he later passed away last night at Tolu Medical Centre Hospital in Ajegunle.

Omeofa Oghene, grew up in Ajegunle, Lagos where he was exposed to the conventional music of the Ajegunle called Galala music and indulged in it in his leisure time.

Late Omeofa Oghene with his partner’s single released of “I am a Danfo Driver” in 2003 was such a big hit nationwide, that it became an anthem of sorts and set on the neon tracks of the spotlight.

The song ‘I Am a Danfo Driver, Suo’ was chosen along with Tuface’s song ‘African Queen’ as the sound tracks for Phat Girlz, making them the first Nigerian artistes to have their tracks used as soundtracks in a Hollywood movie.

The duo later released another sophomore album titled “Danfo Travel: Success Story” in 2005 which did well especially with the track “kpolongo” led to their first European tour in October 2006. They performed in Athens, Sweden, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and several other countries.

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