The recent news that has sent shockwaves throughout the Nigerian music industry and beyond, the untimely passing of talented Nigerian musician Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known professionally as Mohbad, at the age of 27, has left fans and followers in disbelief. Mohbad’s remarkable rise in the music scene and unique style had endeared him to many.
Popular entertainment journalist Ovie on X, formerly Twitter, confirmed the rumours about the singer’s demise.
It was revealed that the 27-year-old Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
As of the time of this report, details on the cause of Mohbad’s death remain unknown.
“Confirmed. Mohbad is dead. Sad, sad day. R.I.P ️.”
Mohbad, before his death, was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records”, which he left in 2022 amid different dramas.
Netizens pen tribute to Mohbad
See some of the messages netizens penned as Mohbad passes on.
“If na play, make una stop am abeg .”
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh God I don’t want to believe this Somebody should tell me its a prank .”
“Make Una just tell me this is a joke …. I listen to his song some few minutes ago.”
“This one pain me oooo.”
“I can’t believe this.”
“God please don’t let this be true.”
“Mohbad died long ago. But no one noticed He was crying for help to be revived but no one listened . This life just keep your circle small. Lobatan # RIP IDAN ️.”
“How? Explain to us please”
What Happened to Mohbad?
The news of the alleged death of Mohbad has shocked social media as fans rush to search for information.
Everyone is shocked and wondering, what happened to Mohbad? The internet is awash for searches on the latest news about Mohbad.
The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, leaving fans and the music industry in mourning.
Let’s break down the details of what happen to Mohbad below then we take a look at his biography.
What happened to Mohbad?
In case you’re wondering what happened to the Nigerian singer Mohbad, you’ve come to the right place.
Mohbad is dead, according to the latest news we have picked from the grapevine.
The news that Mohbad is dead broke today on Twitter, with all the big Twitter accounts posting about it.
“Mohbad has passed on at 27!,” @@Naija_PR shared on the platform.
It’s difficult to believe but so far the news seem to indicate it is true.
Mohbad is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter who rose to fame in 2020 with his hit song Ko Por Ke (KPK) featuring Rexxie.
He is one of the most promising and talented artists in the Nigerian music industry, with a unique style and street-hop sound.
Mohbad’s journey to stardom was marked by dedication and hard work. He started his music career in 2016, initially gaining attention by covering popular Nigerian artists like Kizz Daniel and Tekno. His participation in online rap challenges showcased his talent and creativity, further solidifying his presence in the music community.
In 2019, Mohbad’s talent caught the eye of Naira Marley, the controversial founder of Marlian Music record label. Naira Marley signed Mohbad to his label alongside other emerging artists, providing him with a platform to shine. Under the Marlian label, Mohbad released his debut song “Komajensun” featuring Naira Marley in February 2020, which received a warm reception from fans and critics alike.
The rapper also participated in online rap challenges and competitions, showcasing his skills and creativity.
Mohbad’s big break came in December 2020, when he released his hit song Ko Por Ke (KPK) featuring Rexxie, a renowned producer.
The song became a viral sensation and a street anthem, as it resonated with a wide audience.
Breakthrough and Hit Songs:
December 2020 marked a turning point in Mohbad’s career when he released his hit track “Ko Por Ke (KPK)” featuring Rexxie, a renowned producer. This song became a viral sensation and a street anthem, solidifying Mohbad’s reputation in the industry. “KPK” also earned him recognition and nominations at various awards shows, showcasing his immense talent.
Mohbad has released several songs and albums since he started his music career. Some of his notable songs include:
- Mi O Foh (2019)
- Shingbain (2019)
- Imole (2019)
- Adura (2019)
- Owoale (2019)
- Usain Bolt (2019)
- Oja (2019)
- Komajensun (2020)
- Ponmo (2020)
- Feel Good (2020)
- KPK (2020)
Some of his albums include:
- Light (2020)
Mohbad has also been nominated for several awards for his outstanding performance in the music industry. Some of his awards and nominations include:
- Best Street-Hop Artiste at The Headies Awards 2022 (Nominated)
- Song of the Year at The Headies Awards 2022 (Nominated)
- Next Rated at The Headies Awards 2022 (Nominated)
Mohbad has also been involved in some controversies in his music career.
Controversies and Career Moves:
While Mohbad’s career was flourishing, he was not without controversies. In March 2022, he accused his former boss, Naira Marley, of attempting to harm him, alleging several assassination attempts. He also announced his departure from Marlian Music and the launch of his record label, Imolenization.