Dino Melaye who was a very famous senator from Kogi State, Nigeria, is well-known for his comedic performances, flamboyant acting, and pretense. But more importantly, prior to being removed from office, he was a vocal opponent of the Buhari administration.
Dino Melaye is a very controversial public figure whose income does not support his lifestyle, despite the fact that he appears to support the regime. Dino collects more luxuries and supercars than all the other politicians combined in Nigeria.
Dino Melaye Biography
Born on January 1st, 1974, Daniel “Dino” Melaye is a Nigerian politician and actor who served as the senator for Kogi West in the eighth National Assembly. When Dino Melaye was a first-year geography student at Ahmadu Bello University, he actively participated in the student union.
Eventually, he held the positions of president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), the African Youth Council, and the Commonwealth Youth Council. He was then appointed as the head of the Presidential Advisory Council on Youth by then-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was well-known for his strident criticism of the Goodluck Jonathan government and is affectionately nicknamed as “Dino.” He served in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressive Congress. In 2015, he was expected to win the Kogi Senate West district.
He seconded Senator Bukola Saraki’s nomination during the controversial campaign that led to his election as Senate President. Dino Melaye enjoys sipping champagne, driving exotic cars, and wearing designer outfits, according to his Instagram account.
Dino Melaye first got interested in politics during his time in college, when he took a leading role in the students’ union. But as he followed Brig Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa, the military administrator of Lagos, in the late 1990s, he started to become interested in party politics.
When the Gbede district of the Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State was chosen to hold the House of Representatives seat in 2007, Daniel Dino Melaye was largely unknown to his voters, who had only recently started to experience the new democratic system in 1999.
The Okun political community, particularly in the People’s Democratic Party, distributes and rotates political positions among various districts. As a result, Chief Abiodun Ojo was elected between 1999 and 2003 in the Ijumu district of the Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency.
In 2003 and 2007, Duro Meseko became the Bunu district’s top pick. In Ijumu, Dino succeeded him as district representative for Gbede after a protracted political struggle between 2007 and 2011.
Nevertheless, when Dino questioned the zoning system that had given him power in 2011, the Kabba neighborhood, which was meant to produce the next candidate, turned against him. He was defeated by Tajudeen Yusuf, a former leader of the student union of the University of Jos.
Dino Melaye Early Life & Education
He served as the National Association of Nigerian Students’ (NANS) president and later served as the Commonwealth Youth Council and the African Youth Council’s secretary general. He was chosen by President Olusegun Obasanjo to serve as the head of the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.
Dino Melaye Family
Dino Melaye previously shared eleven years of marriage with Tokunbo Melaye. She filed for divorce following a domestic violence episode in which she said he assaulted her and put a gun to her head.
Soon later, Alero Falope moved in with Melaye. Falope quit after a six-month period. After having three kids with Tokunbo and Dino, Mr. Melaye welcomed a second child with an unnamed woman in July 2016.
Dino Melaye Music Video
Dino Melaye evidently appreciates luxury in life. He can be seen in pictures on his Instagram page posing in front of a row of luxury cars or in front of fancy stores while wearing vibrantly colored sneakers and tight pants. Sometimes his extravagant lifestyle has brought him problems.
He faced backlash after taking part in a music video for Kach, a Nigerian rapper who also happens to be Ibe Kachikwu, the country’s oil minister. In Abuja, people admire Dino’s Slingshot.
The song’s video, named Dino, features fancy cars, naked women, and $100 bills flying in the air. Mr. Melaye, who is wearing a T-shirt with the word “legend” emblazoned on it, is also seen getting out of a sports car.
Many Kogi state civil servants were still owed many months’ worth of salary, and other Nigerians on social media chastised him for the extravagant display of wealth.
Dino Melaye Awards & Recognitions
Dino Melaye has received numerous honors, such as;
- ‘Abuja merit Awards African Parliamentarian of the year 2005 in the U.S.A.’
- ‘Great Motivator of Students’ by Nigerian Economic Student Association
- ‘The most performed National Legislator’ by Vision 2020 Youth Group.
- ‘Best Honourable Representative of the Year’ by Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative
- ‘Protector of the Youth P.D.P National Youth Vanguard’
- ‘Epitome of Servant’ by National Association of Kogi State Students
- ‘Youth Libra for Award’ by the Visioners Club of Kogi State
- ‘Melaye also won the ‘Senator of the year’ award in 2017 and 2018.
- ‘Most vibrant Honourable member’
- ‘2008 Diplomatic Member of the year’ by St. Monica’s College Kabba and
- ‘Icon of Good Leadership’ by Kogi Peoples Forum
Dino Melaye Alleged Assassination Plot
The federal authorities sued Dino for allegedly providing false information about a fictional attack on his life.
A failed attempt on the life of Mr. Melaye was purportedly made in April 2017 by Yahaya Bello, the governor of the state of Kogi. Mr. Bello and Mr. Melaye frequently clashed in what many perceived as a struggle for power in the state.
Dino earned the nickname “singing senator” after uploading on social media videos of himself singing songs that made fun of the Kogi governor.
Dino Melaye Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Dino Melaye, a former senator from Nigeria’s 8th legislature, is N12 billion. Dino Melaye’s fleet includes a $1.7 million (N616 million) Bugatti Veyron, a N73 million Lamborghini Gallardo, a N8.7 million Polaris Slingshot, a N145 million vintage Rolls Royce, a N29 million Porsche Panamera, a N55 million Range Rover, an N60 million Mercedes G-Wagon, a N90 million Bentley Continental, an N44 million Chevrolet Corvette,