Who is Dino Melaye?
Dino Melaye is a Nigerian politician, actor, author and former senator who served as a member of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly representing Kogi West Senatorial District. He is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most controversial politicians and is often referred to as “the singing senator”.
Dino Melaye’s full name is Dino Daniel Melaye. He was born on January 1, 1974, in Kano State, the Northern part of Nigeria. Though Melaye was born in Kano, he originally hails from Ayetoro Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, in the North Central part of Nigeria.
Dino Melaye is as 48 years old as of July 2022. He is the son of Papa Jonah Eseyin Melaye (father) and Comfort Melaye (mother). Sadly, his mother passed away on May 3, 2019, and was buried on July 13, 2019. Dino Melaye grew up alongside six siblings, two of whom are known as Samuel Melaye and Shade Elizabeth Melaye. Dino Melaye’s brother, Samuel Melaye was the former chairman of the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF).
Dino Melaye’s marriage and wedding
As of July 2022, Dino Melaye is divorced and does not have a wife. Dino Melaye has been married and divorced twice with his first wife being Tokunbo Melaye and his second, Alero Falope. Surprisingly, both marriages failed for similar reasons, including accusations of domestic violence and infidelity.
Dino Melaye has been involved in a number of relationships, most of which were mired in endless controversies, domestic violence accusations, and cheating scandals.
List of Dino Melaye’s relationships
- Dino Melaye and Tokunbo Melaye got married in 2003.
- Dino Melaye had a brief affair with Bisi Ibidapo-Obe in 2012.
- Dino Melaye and Alero Falope got married in 2014.
- Dino Melaye had an affair with Iyabo Ojo in 2020, reports say.
- Dino Melaye and Bukola Okeowo had an affair in 2020, reports say.
About Dino Melaye and Tokunbo Melaye’s marriage
Tokunbo Melaye (née Fabiyi) is the first wife of Dino Melaye. There are no details regarding her personal life or career as she only came into the limelight after her marriage to Dino. According to reports, she was his longtime girlfriend and pillar of support when he had nothing. They eventually tied the knot in 2003, and the marriage which lasted for 10 years, ended in 2013 amid all sorts of controversies.
About Dino Melaye’s first marriage and domestic violence accusations
According to reports, Dino Melaye and his first wife, Tokunbo started having issues in their marriage after the birth of their second son. However, their marital problems were not known to the public until Tokunbo summoned the courage to speak up about the issues, including allegations of domestic violence. She shared, along with her story, photos of injuries she received from different times Dino Melaye allegedly physically assaulted her.
Tokunbo revealed that she had always endured the pain and suffering in her marriage but one of the many experiences that made her choose to end the marriage was when Dino pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her. It was also reported that a large amount of the injuries Dino Melaye inflicted on Tokunbo required hospitalization over the years, one of which was a nose surgery.
About Dino Melaye and Tokunbo Melaye’s divorce
After filing for a divorce in 2013, Tokunbo Melaye later found out that Dino had cheated on her with a popular Yoruba actress named Bisi Ibidapo-Obe who later became his baby mama. She also discovered that the politician was having an affair with another lady named Alero Falope who later became his second wife. Before their divorce was finalized in 2014, Tokunbo Melaye had to move out of her marital home, stating that she couldn’t stand being under the same roof with Dino anymore.
While their divorce was still being processed, Tokunbo had limited chances to see their children because Dino made it impossible. Instead, she visited them in school to spend a few minutes with them before the school’s closing time. On the other hand, Dino Melaye released a statement denying all of Tokunbo’s allegations and accusing her of stealing, abandoning their children to travel out for plastic surgery, and conniving with his political enemies to tarnish his image.
The statement was signed by his lawyer and family friend, Toyin Akande who also read the divorce proceedings. In the statement, Tokunbo was challenged to produce the records of abuse from the police station where Dino was invited and had his statement taken. The statement also read that Dino Melaye had no ammunition and that a police search was carried out in his office and house in Tokunbo’s presence. Also, the children were allowed to see Tokunbo but she only had supervised access to them. Their divorce was finalized in 2014 with speculations that Dino celebrated the crashed union.
About Dino Melaye and Alero Falope’s marriage
Alero Falope is Dino Melaye’s second wife. She is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ibadan and also a niece to Daisy Danjuma, a former Nigerian senator. Just like Tokunbo, Alero became popular after her marriage to Dino Melaye. According to reports, Alero Falope had just come out of a failed marriage when she started an affair with Dino, however, her ex-husband had won custody of their child.
According to reports, Dino Melaye’s marriage with his second wife, Alero Falope, lasted only seven months before they started having issues. It was reported that Alero Falope moved out of her marital home after seven months of marriage, despite being five months pregnant.
It was also reported that Alero was physically abused the same way Tokunbo was because, in a leaked chat between her and Tokunbo, Alero called Dino a bully and expressed sympathy for what Tokunbo went through in Dino’s hands for ten years.
Shockingly, Alero Falope denied the claims that she was assaulted by Dino. She stated that she left Dino for reasons best known to her and it had nothing to do with violence. She also clarified that the leaked chat between her and Tokunbo was misinterpreted.
Dino Melaye reacted to the reports in a tweet which read:
This Dino name is sweet to lie oo, and when you check the origin of some lies, you can tell the frustration of some people. Every lie will expire.
About Dino Melaye and Bisi Ibidapo-Obe’s relationship
Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, popularly known as “Omo Logbalogba”, is a well-known Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and businesswoman. She was born on January 27, 1977. As of July 2022, Omo Logbalogba is 45 years old. Dino Melaye and Omo Logbalogba were reportedly having an affair while Dino was still married to Tokunbo. The relationship crashed when Bisi Ibidapo-Obe (Omo Logbalogba) announced that she was pregnant and Dino denied being the father of the child. He described Omo Logbalogba’s claims of being pregnant as “African magic” and laughed at the thought of being the father of “an expression of fiction”. Bisi Ibidapo-Obe eventually gave birth to her daughter on November 30, 2012, and years after, Dino Melaye finally acknowledged the child as his own.
About Dino Melaye and Iyabo Ojo’s rumoured relationship
Iyabo Ojo is another Nigerian actress that was romantically linked with Dino Melaye. She was born on December 21, 1977, in Lagos State, Nigeria. She is 44 years old as of July 2022. In 2020, Dino Melaye and Iyabo Ojo’s relationship made rounds on social media after a popular blogger “Gistlover” revealed that the pair had made plans to tie the knot as Dino was madly in love with her. The blogger added that the planned marriage was the reason Iyabo Ojo added the “Olori” title to her name and that the two alleged lovers had concluded plans for their upcoming wedding.
Reacting to the reports, Dino Melaye made a post on his social media page which read:
Na wa oo. Dino wan marry A, Dino give B belle, Dino is dating C, all lori iro. Make una no worry I go soon marry, koboko na im she go take follow una. Jobless people.
On her own part, Iyabo Ojo reacted to the reports by posting a video on her Instagram page where she rained curses on people spreading rumours about her.
Dino Melaye’s children
As of July 2022, Dino Melaye is the proud father of five children (two boys and three girls) from three different women. Three of his children are from his first wife Tokunbo, one from his second wife Alero Falope, and the last from his baby mama Bisi (Omo Logbalogba).
|Isreal Asiwaju Melaye||Male||Tokunbo Melaye|
|Joshua Oluwakimbati Melaye||Male||Tokunbo Melaye|
|Ruth Melaye||Female||Tokunbo Melaye|
|Destiny Okiki Oluwajomiloju Dino- Melaye||Female||Bisi Ibidapo-Obe|
|Details unknown||Female||Alero Falope|
About Dino Melaye’s children
a. Israel Asiwaju Melaye is the eldest son of Dino Melaye and Tokunbo Melaye. His birth year is currently unknown but he celebrates his birthday on January 14 every year.
b. Joshua Oluwakimbati Melaye is the second son of Dino Melaye and his first wife Tokunbo. Just like his brother, Joshua’s birth year is unknown, but he celebrates his birthday on January 13 every year.
c. Ruth Melaye is the last child and only girl of Dino Melaye and his first wife, Tokunbo Melaye. Just like her brothers, her birth year is unknown but she celebrates her birthday on November 15 every year.
d. Destiny Okiki Oluwajomiloju Dino-Melaye is Dino’s fourth child with his babymama, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe. She was born on November 30, 2012, and is five years old as of June 2022.
Details about his fifth and last child with Alero Falope is currently unknown, only that the child was born in late 2014.
Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu fight
Oluremi Tinubu is a Nigerian senator and wife of APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. She was born on September 21, 1960, in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2016, Dino Melaye and Oluremi Tinubu had a clash during a closed-door session at the senate. According to Oluremi Tinubu, Dino Melaye threatened to beat her up simply because she dared to express an opinion totally different from his.
She also said that Dino further issued threats of rape and assault boasting that he would face no consequence even after fulfilling these criminal threats. While addressing a press conference, Dino Melaye stated he never used any abusive or insolent language against the senator. He also added that he only reacted after Senator Tinubu called him a thug. The matter was settled after Oluremi Tinubu disclosed that she had forgiven Dino.
Dino Melaye and Tboss relationship
Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as Tboss is an ex-housemate of the Big Brother Naija reality show. She was born on March 9, 1984. She is 38 years old as of July 2022. After she welcomed a baby out of wedlock, the reality TV star faced some controversy regarding the paternity of her child. Several celebrities including Dino Melaye have been speculated to be the father of the child, but the senator came out to defend himself in a tweet that read:
I would ignore the lies making rounds that I am the father of Tboss’s child. Every child is a bundle of joy and I congratulate Tboss on the arrival of her child. As for the father, it’s not me, I’ve never dated Tboss. Olodos, take note accordingly.