Okoye said in an emotional social media memorial that Mohbad had confided in him about the harassment and other challenges he was enduring just before his death. Mohbad, according to Okoye, confided in him about the great pressure, anxiety, and mistreatment he had faced as a rising singer.
Okoye, on the other hand, recalled Mohbad’s inner strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Okoye lauded Mohbad’s personality, recalling how the young vocalist was always respectful, humble, and professional in their meetings. He expressed remorse that Mohbad had been subjected to such upheaval and had not been able to overcome it.
While the particular harassment Mohbad faced is unknown, Okoye’s disclosure provides an insight into the behind-the-scenes hardships that many Nigerian musicians face. Mohbad’s career was swiftly soaring, but it appears he was also battling serious personal issues. Unfortunately, his early triumph was followed by an even more dramatic decline.
Omowunmi, Mohbad’s grieving wife, revealed that the late musician, who had a falling out with Naira Marley, lived in perpetual fear and suffered till his death. A recently released video shows Naira Marley’s aide, Sam Larry, harassing Mohbad prior to his death, eliciting a rush of comments. In light of the situation, fans are now clamoring for accountability and justice.