Nigeria: Sudden Death of Afrobeat Star MohBad Sparks Youth Outcry in the South

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MohBad, born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, was just 27 years old when he passed away suddenly on September 12th. His untimely death has left numerous fans in mourning and has prompted significant gatherings demanding a credible investigation into his demise.

For the past two weeks, a movement known as “Justice for MohBad” has been active on campuses and in the streets of several cities in southern Nigeria. They are calling for the truth regarding the artist’s death. MohBad, at the young age of 27, breathed his last in a Lagos hospital, the country’s economic and cultural capital. The exact causes of his death have not been publicly disclosed.

The lack of information surrounding his death, coupled with the hasty burial, has raised suspicions. His fans are questioning whether there were pressures within the music industry, whether his death was natural, or if there was an intention to conceal something.

MohBad’s career, characterized by his deep and distinctive voice, took off in 2019 under Naira Marley’s Marlian Music label, with whom he released hits like “Feel Good” and “Ko Por Ke.” However, he parted ways with the label last year. Some fans have accused Naira Marley of harassing the late artist.

In a press statement, the label refutes these allegations, stating, “No family is perfect,” and that “families have disagreements, but no harm was wished upon MohBad.” The statement concludes, “This tragedy is a loss.”

Last week, the Lagos State Police announced the launch of an investigation, assigning a special team to identify anyone potentially linked to the artist’s death.

The sudden and mysterious death of MohBad has not only shaken the music industry but has also stirred a passionate call for transparency and justice from Nigeria’s youth in the southern regions of the country.


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