Full Biography Of Dino Melaye & Net Worth: Political Career And Family

Dino Melaye is a controversial and funny politician from Kogi State, he is a lawmaker and a politician known to be very vocal, but little is known about the biography of Dino Melaye. To get the full biography, net worth, family, career and every detail about Dino Melaye then you want to read this article in full.

As we all know, Dino Melaye is a strong Nigerian politician and lawmaker, he got elected as the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District under the umbrella of the second biggest political party in Nigeria PDP.

Dino Melaye is known as the “singing senator” and this happens whenever there is a victory that favors him or his opponent failed one way or the other.

Without taking much of your time let us run you through a brief profile of Dino Melaye bio, check below;

Dino Melaye Profile

Full Name:Dino Daniel Melaye
Nickname:The Singing Senator
Date of Birth:1st, January 1965
Place of Birth:Kano State, Nigeria
State Of Origin:Kogi State (Yoruba)
Education:Ahmadu Bello University
Married to:Tokunbo Melaye (divorced)
Children:Three children
Occupation:Politician, Book Author & Lawmaker
Net worth:$100 million

Now that you have a bit of information about Dino Melaye it should spur you to know more about him and this is why we are proceeding with the full biography of Dino Melaye and his net worth. Read along.

Early Life

Dino Daniel Melaye was born on the 1st of January 1974 in Kano State Nigeria. He also spent his early life growing up in Kano State though he is originally from the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, Kogi State to be precise.

Dino Melaye family members are off the radar of the internet, his parents and his siblings are not known as he kept this secrete.

We got to know him due to his active service when he was in school as he was the Student union leader at the Ahmadu Bello University during his time at school, this has been the reason for his boldness and drives to pursue a career in politics.


Dino Melaye started his primary school education in Gandun Nassarawa Primary School Kano and proceeded to Command, Air-force Secondary School in Kaduna and also Abdulaziz Attah Memorial College, Okene for his secondary school education where he got his first school leaving certificate.

After being done with secondary school education Dino Melaye furthered his education to the tertiary institution at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography.

Aside from his known educational history, Dino Melaye also made it known that he had 7 different degrees from other local and international institutions listing some of them; Advance Diploma in Law, International Relations & Diplomacy, Security & Conflict Management and so many more.

Family & Relationship

Dino Melaye was married to Tokunbo Melaye and the marriage lasted for 10 years, Tokunbo Melaye bore him three children but it was unfortunate that the marriage hit the rock due to domestic abuse.

Tokunbo Melaye claimed Dino do beat her to the extent he pointed a gun at her and this was the main reason why she filed for a divorce.

It was rumored that Dino Melaye was in a relationship with Alero Falope who was his housemaid and also Bisi Ibidapo Obe an actress with claims that they both bore him a child each though this rumor was denied by him.

Political Life

Dino Melaye is a strong force in politics, he is a force to reckon with and his political career has been a successful one so far to the extent he became a senator which earned him the nickname Senator Dino Melaye (SDM).

He started his political career while he was in school, he was once the Student Union President of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and also led the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and later he became the Secretary-General of African Youth Council and also the Commonwealth Youth Council.

After leaving school he dived fully into politics and got appointed by Ex-President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.

Dino Melaye was once a member of the House of Representatives, he represents Kabba/Ijumu federal constituency in Kogi State and in 2015 he was elected as the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District.

In 2019 he again contested for Kogi West senatorial election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he won the APC candidate Sen. Smart Adeyemi though his victory was later annulled and after this, an election was conducted again of which Sen. Smart Adeyemi was announced the winner.

Career As a Writer

Dino Melaye is the author of one of the most expensive books in Nigeria which he titled “Antidotes for Corruption“, the book was launched in Abuja the federal capital territory of Nigeria in 2017.

During the book launch, many dignitaries were present most especially those in politics, some of the dignitaries are Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Dame Patience Jonathan (ex-first lady), Yakubu Dogara, James Rawlings, Senator Bukola Saraki and many others.

The book “Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story” was sold for ₦50,000 and still selling currently, this has been the only book known to him.

During the book launch, he received a lot of backlashes as the book was said to have poor syntax, because  ‘antidotes’ was expected to take the preposition ‘to’ against the ‘for’ which he used in the title of the book. Also, those he mentioned in the corruption cases were also there during the book launch.

Personal Life

The biography and net worth of Dino Melaye will not be complete without mentioning his love for cars. Dino Melaye is known to be a lover of exotic cars and buildings, he loves automobiles a lot to the extent that his garage is filled with cars of various brands and models including moto-bikes.

He has a great sense of fashion, he loves sports cars and also he is a lover of beautiful edifice. Most of his cars are customized specially for him and they cost millions.

He has some expensive cars like Lamborghini Gallardo, Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Porsche Carrera 911, Porsche Panamera and many more in his garage.

There is no doubt Dino Melaye is loved by many, Dino Melaye Instagram account currently has over 2 million followers and most Nigerians from different cultural backgrounds love to watch his videos.

Dino Melaye has also landed himself in various controversial issues which made him get detained by the DSS and he has been involved in various power tussles.

Awards & Recognition

As a lawmaker and a strong politician it is expected that he must have received a lot of awards, he has some projects in his state and also we shouldn’t forget his roles when he was at the university. Below are some of the awards of Dino Melaye:

  • Best Honourable Representative of the Year by Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative
  • The most performed national legislator by vision 2020 Youth Group – 2020
  • Protector of the Youth P.D.P National Youth Vanguard
  • Diplomatic Member of the year by St Monica’s College Kabba – 2008
  • Icon of Good Leadership by Kogi Peoples Forum
  • The Great Motivator of Students, Nigerian Economic Student Association
  • The Most vibrant Honourable member – 2005
  • Icon of Good Leadership, Kogi Peoples Forum – 2008
  • Senator of the Year award – 2017 & 2018
  • Man of the Year, Kwarafa Reporters – 2019

He has so many more as we have only handpicked a few of them, he has been appreciated in his state by many communities and also generally in Nigeria for always being blunt when voicing out in the house.

Net Worth

Dino Melaye’s net worth is estimated to be over $100 million, he is known to be a politician at an early stage of his life up till this moment and politics in Nigeria is a profitable venture as it is being said.

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