This Thursday, September 21st, a candlelight vigil and memorial service will be held in memory of the late Nigerian artist Mohbad. The occasion is being planned as a tribute to the rapper, singer, and songwriter who died unexpectedly last week at the age of 27. Fans were shocked by Mohbad’s passing, and calls for a more thorough probe erupted.
The candlelight parade will be held in Lagos and will feature Mohbad’s friends, associates, and supporters marching together while holding lit candles. This symbolic action honors the vibrant spirit of the young musician. A tribute concert featuring live performances by Mohbad’s label mates and other musicians will follow the parade.
We appreciate the outpouring of love from
Fans across the world, to the ones who’ve organized events in their communities as a way to honor and pay respect to our shining light we say thank you.
Join us for Mohbad’s Candlelight Procession and Tribute Concert pic.twitter.com/afNymR2f8s
— Mohbad Imolè (@iammohbad_) September 18, 2023
Additionally, supporters will get a chance to offer respect for Mohbad’s influence and legacy. The hashtag #CelebratingMohbad will likely be used to identify photos and videos posted on social media from the celebration. The tribute not only honors Mohbad’s tremendous musical production throughout his brief career but also the outpouring of grief at his untimely passing.
Friends recall Mohbad for his engaging demeanor and fierce artistic desire. The homage strives to immortalize these traits while enabling the community to go on and heal. Nigerians at home and abroad continue to lament his passing while demanding justice given the puzzling circumstances surrounding his passing.