MohBad, a multi-talented Nigerian artist well-known for his work as a rapper, singer, and composer, was born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba on June 8, 1996, in Lagos. He became well-known as a result of his connection to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records, although he quit the company in 2022.
Although MohBad’s career was highlighted by successful singles like “Ponmo” and “Feel Good,” it was his partnership with Rexxie on “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” that catapulted him to fame and earned him three Headies Award nominations in 2022.
Despite MohBad’s early death on September 12, 2023, his significant contributions to Nigerian music are still honored and appreciated.
Who Are Mohbad Parents?
Mr. and Mrs. Mr Joseph Aloba Oladimeji are MohBad’s parents. Mr Joseph Aloba is Mohbad’s father. His mom looks after their house, while his dad is a pastor. They are a kind and devoted family who were instrumental in developing MohBad’s musical potential from an early age.
As a parent, Mr. Oladimeji even personally drove MohBad to his recording sessions, demonstrating his steadfast support for his son’s musical endeavors.
Sadly, the loss of MohBad has had a significant impact on their life, and they have written a poignant message to express their tremendous sadness. He was a beloved son and brother who would be deeply mourned by his family and friends, according to those who knew him.
Why we quickly buried Mohbad – Mohbad’s Father speaks
Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, was buried the following day after passing suddenly on September 12 at the age of 27. Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, has given insight into the hasty burial of the late artist.
Aloba cited Yoruba tradition, in which it is usual not to postpone the burial of a deceased person if both parents are still living, as the reason for the hasty burial in a recent interview shared by Temilola Sobola (@TemilolaSobola) on Instagram on Tuesday.
He said that the possibility of preserving Mohbad’s body in a morgue for a later date might have been taken into consideration if he had died at an older age.
Aloba further revealed that the land where his son was laid to rest belonged to Mohbad and that he had given it to him to build a church. He clarified that the decision to bury him swiftly was in accordance with Yoruba customs.
“In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive,” he said.
“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that is the only land I know him to have owned.
“Truly he gave me the land to build my church because we had both agreed to build the church there and since that’s the only land I knew him to have.”