Throwback | Music: Madmelon&Mountain black-Danfo Driver

The duo of Mountain Black and Mad Melon (real names Jimoh Olotu and Omeofa Oghene respectively) are better known by hit single ‘I am a Danfo Driver, Suo’

As youngsters growing up in the slums of Ajegunle, Lagos they were exposed to the conventional music of the Ajegunle called Galala music and indulged in it in their leisure time.

They drove a commercial bus to make ends meat until they were discovered by Cornerstone Music and the rest as they say is history.

The single released 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.

They released a 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.

They have performed in many African countries including; Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Togo ,Ghana amongst others.

As their contract with Cornerstone Music ended they released their third album entitled New Chapter with another hit track- Meshango

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