A source close to the singer has revealed what led to the untimely death of Mad Melon.
On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the world woke up to the sad news of Mad Melon's death.
The singer, who was one half of Nigeria's musical duo, Danfo Drivers, was said to have lost his life after a battle with an undisclosed illness.
Daddy Showkey, the popular mouthpiece of the ghetto, Ajegunle, took to Instagram to announce the exit of Mad Melon.
"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 make dem dey hear, make dem dey hear."
The duo came into limelight in the early 2000s with songs like 'Danfo Drivers' which was one of their biggest hits, among others. Although the spotlight on them dwindled, they continued to perform at local shows.
Happenings reached out to a source close to Mad Melon who revealed that the singer battled with kidney disease.
According to the source who prefers to stay anonymous, Mad Melon had a drinking problem and a long time romance with hard drugs.
The source also stated that the singer tried stopping but could not and was later diagnosed with kidney disease. He tried to treat it quietly by soliciting for funds from close friends and family.
The source further explained that the singer's health continued to deteriorate until he took his last breath.