This online news platform understands that Mohbad died in the early hours of today, Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
Mohbad cause of death, what killed Mohbad
According to PulseNG, the rapper sadly passed away from an ear infection. Sources from the singer’s team told the news platform that he took a trip to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, September 12, for treatment, after which he was administered an injection.
PulseNG also claimed that Aloba was taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries however, he “reportedly passed out and did not wake up after.” Reports also claim that the singer died from a middle ear infection called Otitis. This causes immense redness, swelling, and excess fluid in one’s eardrum.
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (born 8 June 1996-12 September 2023), known professionally as MohBad, was a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter from Lagos. He was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records” and left the label in 2022.
He was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
Mohbad Profile Summary: Personal Details
Birth name: Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba
Also known as: Imole
Born: June 8, 1996 (age 27) Lagos, Nigeria
Died: September 12, 2023. Lagos, Nigeria. (Aged 27)
Genres: Afrobeats, Amapiano, Afropop, Hip hop
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musicians, vocalist
Years active: 2019–2023.
Mohbad Suicide Attempt
In a chat with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, another singer and friend to the late Mohbad, Bella Shmurda said Mohbad attempted to commit suicide during his ordeal but was prevented by friends.
He said, “There was a time, me and Mohbad were in an apartment and Mohbad was like he wanted to jump from the upstairs because of the issues he was having with his record label. We held him by the window. Mohbad had almost jumped, it was his girlfriend that entered the room and saw him sitting down at the window.”
Mohbad is dead: Who is Mohbad
Mohbad had been a rising star in the Nigerian music scene, known for his distinctive blend of pop, Afrobeat, and hip-hop. He also gained recognition for his talent as a songwriter and lyricist.
The Mohbad released his debut album titled “Imole,” which achieved considerable commercial success in 2022. The album featured hit tracks like “See My Benz,” “Kimi,” and “Ronaldo,” solidifying his position in the industry.
He released his debut album, Light EP, in the fourth quarter of 2020 as a follow-up to his viral song “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh. MohBad was nominated 5 times for The Beatz Awards 2021.
He was listed in Audiomack’s top 21 afrobeat artists of 2021. In 2022, he released Peace produced by Rexxie. He peaked TurnTable charts top 50 in 2021 and top 100 in 2022.
Mohbad Light (EP)
Mohbad issued his first EP, Light, after agreeing to a record deal with Marlian Records World in 2019. The eight songs on the EP features Davido, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh.
Naira Marly served as executive producer for the eight-track EP, which also bears the production stamps of SB, Rexxie, P.Beat, and Austin Sinister.
Mohbad Controversy: NDLEA arrest
In February 2022, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Mohbad, Zinoleesky and four other people following their possession of illegal substances like MDMA and cannabis at their home in Lekki, Lagos.
Some Viral videos on social media showed NDLEA operatives breaking into the musicians’ home in the Lekki district of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to witnesses, the officials carried out the arrest without any search warrants and mistreated the Marlian singers. The NDLEA officers were seen hitting the musician with clubs and shooting into the air, forcing them into waiting trucks.
NDLEA confirmed the raid, “our men raided an area in Idado estate where Naira Marley’s boys stay.” Quantities of cannabis and molly were recovered from their apartment and car,” he told TheCable Lifestyle. Later, the NDLEA released Mohbad, Zinoleesky and 4 other and three others.
Mohbad Naira Marley rift and Marlian Music exit
Newsone recalls that late Mohbad’s management announced his exit from the record label on Tuesday, October 25, as his legal team released a statement asserting that Mohbad’s exit was as a result of the constant attacks he received, which were orchestrated by Naira Marley, and unpaid royalties since 2019.
The “KPK” crooner’s exit comes weeks after he took to Twitter on October 5, to reveal bloodied bodies, claiming that it was as a result of being assaulted by the Marlian crew, because he requested to have his manager changed.
“Just because I want to change my manager who is their brother, see what they did to me at Marlian House,” he had tweeted, saying “World pls help me oo I’m dying inside.”
Revealing that he was at the hospital for a CT Scan for head impact and chest X-ray as a result of the assault, he added “I’m not high oo cos that is what dey always say just to die down everything.”
Mohbad accused Naira Marley of being present during the assault and doing nothing to stop it.
The artiste also accused Marlian Music record label of refusing to pay him his royalties from monetised intellectual content and advances as mutually agreed since 2019.
“In contravention of the terms of the arrangement between our client and yourself, you have failed to pay any advances as mutually agreed by both parties since 2019 till date;
“You have also failed to pay all royalties due our client from all his intellectual property works monetized, released and utilised by you from 2019 till date,” the document read.
10 things to know about Mohbad:
1. Mohbad was born in Lagos on June 8, 1996.
2. He was a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lagos.
3. He completed his primary and secondary school education in Lagos.
4. He was considered one of the rising stars in the Nigerian music industry, as his fan base continued to grow.
6. He released his debut album, Light EP, in the fourth quarter of 2020 as a follow-up to his viral song “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh.
7. He was best known for his hit singles Ponmo, Feel Good, and Ko Por Ke with Rexxie which was nominated three times for The Headies Awards 2022.
8. Mohbad had collaborated with several artists including Davido, Zlatan, Oladips, Small Doctor, Lil Kesh, Bella Shmurda, and Lil Frosh amongst others.
9. Mohbad was known for his streetwise and relatable lyrics that often touch on everyday life and experiences.
10. Bella Shmurda once said he was battling mental health.