Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka MohBad, is dead. The former Marlian record signee reportedly died on Tuesday at the age of 27. Music executive Ovie took to his X page #Ovieo to share the sad news the evening of his death. “Confirmed. MohBad is dead. Sad, sad day,” he tweeted.
Mohbad Cause of Death
Initial claims suggested that a member of the singer’s team allegedly revealed that he visited the hospital during the early hours of Tuesday, September 12, 2023, seeking medical treatment.
In another development, Pulse Nigeria reported that the singer died as a result of an ear infection. The blog revealed that a source from the singer’s team stated that Mohbad took a trip to the hospital in the early hours of today Tuesday, September 12, 2023, for treatment, after which he was administered an injection.
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Mohbad’s Management confirms singer’s death
The management of late singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka MohBad has released an official statement confirming his passing away.
The PUNCH reports that the talented artiste passed at the age of 27 years on Tuesday with multiple reports citing an ear infection as the cause.
In the short statement posted on both his Instagram and X handles said ” It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A Mohbad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023.
“Mohbad was light until the very end, and as we mourn the loss of the brightness he carried, the family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Imole is finally at Peace”
The former Naira Marley signee left the label acrimoniously in 2022 amidst concerns about his mental health.
His friend and colleague, Bella Shmurda in an interview with Chude Jideonwo detailed how the late singer battled depression and almost committed suicide.
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Old video of Bella Shmurda narrating how Mohbad attempted suicid£ due to issues he was having with his label surfaces after his death
Old video of Mohbad narrating how some show promoters dropped him due to some things his former record label, Marlian Music said about him
Netizens react to alleged causes of Mohbad’s demise
On the other hand, in a WhatsApp screenshot shared by the popular IG blog, Wahala Network, it was alleged that the singer was hit with voodoo (juju) at a show he attended in Ikorodu, Lagos State, which eventually resulted in his death
See the post below:
Mohbad’s death undoubtedly threw Nigerians aback.
Reacting to the claims, One pzzugram wrote: “Who organized them event make them enter problem straight.”
real_ngwa_pikin wrote: “Ear Infection keh??? ”
ayobami_mandela1313 wrote: “I swear is not rumor at all. The guy don go 😢”
fen_di_of_lagos wrote: “This hospital go explain tire with the injection wey then give am wey no wake up again. Ahhh omo. MOHBAD YOUR LIGHT 💡 NO GO OFF. just wake up post and said it’s all pranks we are all cool with it Aswear. 😢😢😪💔💔💔”
florishbaba wrote: “So that Sunday show was his last???? God help us.”
kekere012 wrote: “I pray make this one no be real ooo😭😩ejoor.”
stardomgys wrote: “This is one hurt me so deeply , the pesin wey kill him , make himself no again now … but not MOHBADDD please 😢🥺😭😭😭”
ultradalyrical wrote: “Make unna stop this kind play 🥵🥵.”
ghl_capalot wrote: “This is sad you all have to keep yr head up , love the life u live and live the life you love , death is a price and a road we all have to pay either now or later death should always be in your plan as a man daily , I haven’t seen 2 body in one casket this should teach you, you have to feed the body that works the money , put your self first , at the end it only family that we all got , so sad MOHBAD is Gone💔.”
Biography of Mohbad – Everything to know
He hailed from Lagos, Nigeria, and initially gained recognition as an artist signed to Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records,” though he parted ways with the label in 2022. He was renowned for his hit tracks, including “Ponmo,” “Feel Good,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke),” a collaboration with Rexxie, which earned three nominations at The Headies awards in 2022. MohBad was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
He released his debut album, titled “Light EP,” in late 2020, following the success of his viral song “Ponmo,” featuring Naira Marley and Lil Kesh. MohBad’s musical prowess earned him five nominations at The Beatz Awards in 2021. He was also recognized as one of Audiomack’s top 21 Afrobeat artists of 2021. In 2022, he dropped “Peace,” a track produced by Rexxie. His music climbed the TurnTable charts, reaching the top 50 in 2021 and the top 100 in 2022.
His first EP, “Light,” was released after he signed with Marlian Records World in 2019. This eight-track EP featured collaborations with Davido, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh. Naira Marley served as the executive producer, and the EP showcased production contributions from SB, Rexxie, P.Beat, and Austin Sinister.
In February 2022, MohBad and Zinoleesky, along with four others, were arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for the possession of illegal substances such as MDMA and cannabis at their residence in Lekki, Lagos.
Social internet videos leaked showing NDLEA agents forcibly invading their home and arresting them without search warrants. Witnesses said that the Marlian artists were mistreated, including physical abuse and bullets fired into the air. The raid was confirmed by the NDLEA, as was the recovery of cannabis and molly. MohBad, Zinoleesky, and four others were later released.
He made headlines in October 2022 when he accused singer Naira Marley of domestic violence. He said that Naira Marley ordered people to beat him when he questioned Marley about his intention to find a new manager for his music and business activities, therefore ending his relationship with Marlian Records.
At the time of his death, he was 27 years old.
His only known relatives at the time of his death were his parents. Their names are Mr. and Mrs. Oladimeji.