Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigerian music industry mourns the loss of one of its talented artists, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Alabama, popularly known as MohBad. The news of his untimely passing has sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment world.
11 Facts to Know About His Life and Career
Here is a glimpse into the life and career of the late singer:
- Early Life and Age: MohBad was born in Lagos on June 8, 1996. He was 27 years old at the time of his demise.
- Artistic Alias: Professionally known as MohBad, he gained recognition in the music industry under this stage name.
- Versatile Talent: MohBad was a rapper, singer, and songwriter hailing from Lagos.
- Marlian Records Association: He began his music journey under Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records” but decided to part ways with the label in 2022.
- Hit Singles: MohBad was celebrated for his hit songs, including “Ponmo,” “Feel Good,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke),” the latter of which earned three nominations at The Headies Awards in 2022.
- Debut Album: In the fourth quarter of 2020, he released his debut album titled “Light EP,” which followed the viral success of his song “Ponmo” featuring Naira Marley and Lil Kesh.
- Audiomack Recognition: He garnered acclaim and recognition by being listed among Audiomack’s top 21 afrobeat artists of 2021.
- Continued Success: In 2022, he released a track titled “Peace,” produced by Rexxie, further cementing his presence in the music scene.
- Chart Performances: MohBad’s music consistently made its mark on various music charts, with appearances in the TurnTable charts top 50 in 2021 and top 100 in 2022.
- NDLEA Arrest: In February 2022, MohBad faced legal issues when he, along with Zinoleesky and others, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for the alleged possession of illegal substances like MDMA and cannabis at their residence in Lekki, Lagos.
- Domestic Violence Accusation: On October 5, 2022, MohBad made headlines by accusing singer Naira Marley, his former boss, of domestic violence and alleging that he had ordered others to assault him.
MohBad’s passing marks a significant loss to the Nigerian music community. He leaves behind a legacy of memorable songs and contributions to the music industry that will be remembered by his fans and fellow artists alike. The circumstances surrounding his death have cast a shadow of sorrow over the entertainment world, and he will be dearly missed.
MohBad Cause of Death.
According to reports, he succumbed to an ear infection he had attempted to self-treat. The musician sought medical help on the morning of Tuesday, September 12, 2023, as per a source from his team, and received an injection. Tragically, it’s alleged that Mohbad lost consciousness shortly after the injection and, unfortunately, did not regain it.
At Ejes Gist Newspaper, Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of MohBad during this difficult time.