Street-pop sensation Mohbad, who passed away to glory on September 12, 2023, currently sits atop the Apple Music charts in 14 nations with his recently released EP, Blessed, in what appears to be a posthumous recognition.
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known by his stage name MohBad, was a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lagos who was once signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records. His top hits include Ponmo, Feel Good, and KPK. On September 12, 2023, he was confirmed dead after receiving an injection following an “Ear Infection”. MohBad’s untimely demise left a void in the Nigerian music industry, as he was known for his unique blend of Afrobeat. His energetic performances and catchy lyrics resonated with fans nationwide, making him a rising star with a promising future. His legacy lives on through his music, which continues to inspire and entertain listeners even after his passing.
Mohbad resurfaced with a bang and was prepared to advance his career after winning over listeners with his debut EP and igniting the Nigerian music scene with the viral hit KPK. The debut EP by Mohbad was a powerful introduction to his enormous talent and artistic ability. Mohbad shot to fame thanks to a KPK collaboration with producer Rexxie, attracting crowds nationwide and establishing himself as an artist to watch. Since then, he had regularly put out back-to-back singles that exhibited hints of his experiences and artistic development. The distinctive contemplative and soulful vocals that have come to be associated with Mohbad’s music remain present in Blessed.
Mohbad’s “Blessed” EP on Apple Music:
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