Mad Melon was neglected by the music industry – Mountain Black (Danfo Drivers)




Danfo Drivers

Mountain Diamond has said that the music industry neglected his recently deceased colleague, Mad Melon of Danfo Drivers music group before his death.

One-half of the music group, Danfo Drivers, Mountain Black stated this during a chat with Saturday Beats of Punch.

Many artistes posted his picture on social media, paying tribute to him hours after his demise. However, Kelly Hansome, a fellow artiste stated that those mourning him (Mad Melon) did not support him while he was alive.

Mad Melon of the Danfo Driver music group

Giving voice to Kelly Hansome claim, Mountain Diamond said “Yes, he was neglected (by the music industry). We became popular in 2003, and we had been managing ourselves since then. I believe that with God, all things are possible. We believed in ourselves, and that is why we were still relevant in the industry till now. The industry is very wide; you can fix yourself anywhere and make your money. We were, also, both involved in transportation business.”

Speaking on the nature of Mad Melon’s illness, he said he was just told that Mad Melon was not feeling fine and by the time he got there, he was dead.

“I am not a doctor. I was actually not around. It was when I got back, I was told that he was not feeling well. One of his relatives called me and said I should come immediately because my brother was acting strangely. By the time I got there, he was gone. I was just told he was not feeling fine.”

He announced plans for Melon’s funeral rites, stating that though they reside in Satellite Town now but they would have to go back to Ajegunle where it all started.

“The wake will take place on October 11, while the burial will hold the next day. We stay in Satellite Town now but we have to go back to Ajegunle where we were brought up. He is going to be buried in Atan Cemetery, Yaba. The people of Ajegunle have been very supportive.”




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