MELLADYS (Mel-luh-dees) – Pr. noun. Musical group established in 1976 by the late Atty. Ynocencio de Castro Mella, and his loving wife of sixty years, Lolita Ranoja Mella’s, five children: Khasim, Ramel, Thaib, Princess, and Tahir. Born in royalty, raised in austerity, lived in fullness of love, music, and family. The Melladys have created a compendium of classic songs from their original compositions in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and for added flair, created modern, contemporary music from themes of past favorites.

Executive Producers – Tahir Mella & John E. Mendell

About Us

About Us

What is Melladys? A musical group established in 1976 by the late Atty. Ynocencio de Castro Mella, and his loving wife of sixty years, Lolita Ranoja Mella.

Our Music

Our Music

The Melladys have created a compendium of classic songs from their original compositions in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and for added flair, created modern, contemporary music from themes of past favorites.

Melladys: This Is Life!

Melladys: This Is Life!

Join the Melladys for their debut performance 44 years in the making! Philly Improv Theatre (first floor), the performance begins at 7:30!

Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Learn more about the cast and crew that bring Melladys to life.

"This Is Life"