The global music community is in mourning following the tragic passing of Nigerian Street Hop sensation, Mohbad. The artist, who left an indelible mark on the Afrobeats scene, passed away at the age of 27, leaving fans and fellow musicians heartbroken.
American rappers Kodak Black and Lil Durk were among the first international artists to express their condolences. Kodak Black, during a live Instagram session, revealed that he had recently discovered Mohbad’s music. A fan commented during the session, mentioning that Mohbad was a neighborhood hero until his untimely demise. Kodak responded by expressing his condolences and mentioned that he had only recently come across Mohbad’s page.
Lil Durk, the Chicago-based rapper, also took to social media to honor Mohbad. He tweeted, “RIP Mohbad AKA Imole,” a nod to the late artist’s nickname. The tribute was also shared on Lil Durk’s Instagram story. It’s worth noting that Lil Durk enjoys a significant following in Nigeria, with his single ‘All My Life’ featuring J Cole topping the charts on Apple Music and Spotify in the country.
Jamaican dancehall superstar, Popcaan, showcased his respect with an Instagram post that read, “RIP Mohbad, Prayers to the family from the unruly state.” The sentiment was echoed by British rapper Central Cee, who shared a photo of the late singer on his Instagram story.Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale, expressed his condolences and suggested a unique tribute for Mohbad. He tweeted, “Naija, sorry for your Loss. I think Mohbad needs an African Tribute song. Rest in Power Megastar.” The tweet resonated with fans, emphasizing the impact Mohbad had not just in Nigeria but across the African continent.
The circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death have raised concerns among the general public. Videos surfaced online showing the artist being harassed, leading to calls for a thorough police investigation into any potential foul play.
The outpouring of grief and tributes from international artists underscores Mohbad’s influence and the void his passing has left in the music industry. As investigations continue, fans and fellow musicians worldwide unite in their grief, remembering the legacy of a star gone too soon.