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MohBad Nigerian Afrobeats Star Dies at 27

todaySeptember 13, 2023 11

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Nigerian Afrobeats singer and rapper MohBad, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, has died at the age of 27. His death was confirmed in a statement posted on his official Instagram page on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

The statement, which was issued by his team on behalf of his family, said that MohBad was “a light until the very end” and that he was “finally at peace”. The cause of his death was not disclosed, but there were rumors that he had been suffering from an undisclosed illness.

MohBad was one of the rising stars of the Afrobeats scene, known for his catchy songs and energetic performances. He was signed to Marlian Records, a label founded by popular Nigerian musician Naira Marley, who was his mentor and friend. MohBad collaborated with Naira Marley on several hit tracks, such as “Koma Jensun”, “Ponmo Sweet” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke)”.

MohBad also released his own singles, such as “Feel Good”, “Sorry” and “Marlians Anthem”, which showcased his versatility and talent as a singer and rapper. He was praised for his unique style, which blended Afrobeats, hip-hop and street slang. He had a loyal fan base, who called themselves “Imole Nation”, after his nickname “Imole”, which means “light” in Yoruba.

MohBad’s death has shocked and saddened many fans and fellow artists, who have taken to social media to pay tribute to him and express their condolences. Naira Marley wrote on Twitter: “Rest in peace my brother MohBad. You will always be in my heart. I love you so much.” Other Nigerian celebrities, such as Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Olamide, also posted messages of sympathy and appreciation for MohBad’s music and legacy.

MohBad was supposed to perform in the United Kingdom in November 2023, as part of his UK tour. He had also announced that he was working on his debut album, which was expected to be released soon. His fans were eagerly awaiting his new projects and hoping to see him live on stage.

MohBad’s death is a huge loss for the Nigerian music industry and the Afrobeats genre, which has been gaining global recognition and popularity in recent years. MohBad was one of the young and talented artists who were pushing the boundaries of Afrobeats and creating new sounds and trends. He will be remembered for his music, his personality and his impact on the culture.

Written by: djWeymo

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