The visage of late Nigerian artist Ilerioluwa Aloba nicknamed Mohbad has been featured on the world-famous Times Square Billboard in New York. The late 27-year-old’s visage has been on the billboard for a few days now. This comes just a week after he died in a contentious manner.
His death drew international notice after supporters resorted to social media to demand an investigation into his untimely death. “Will be remembered forever, Mohbad,” said the billboard. Legends are rarely forgotten. R.I.P.” Mohbad now joins Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Davido on the list of Nigerian celebrities who have been on a billboard in Times Square.
Mohbad, a global star. This is New York. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JWL9QQexS3
— Alabi (@the_Lawrenz) September 21, 2023
In related developments, the Senate has requested that the Police conduct a more thorough inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba. The Senate has committed to hold accountable anyone found to be responsible for his death.
Elisha Abbo, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Creative Economy, stated this on Thursday while leading a team that included Tonto Dikeh and Iyabo Ojo on a condolence visit to Mrs Adebose Olumuyi (Mohbad’s mother) in Lekki, Lagos.
Given the controversy surrounding Mohbad’s death, the National Assembly believes it is critical to express condolences to the family, according to Abbo.