The Nigerian music industry has been plunged into mourning as Marlian Music sensation, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, has tragically passed away. The rising star breathed his last on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, leaving fans and fellow artists in shock and disbelief.
Cause of Death
Mohbad’s untimely demise has been attributed to a severe ear infection, as reported by PulseNG. Sources close to the artist disclosed that he sought medical treatment at a local hospital on the fateful Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, despite receiving treatment and an injection, his condition took a fatal turn.
Mohbad Suicide Attempt and Heroic Intervention
In a chilling revelation, fellow musician and friend of the late Mohbad, Bella Shmurda, disclosed that the artist had once contemplated suicide during a tumultuous period in his career. Bella Shmurda recounted a harrowing incident, saying, “There was a time, me and Mohbad were in an apartment, and Mohbad was like he wanted to jump from the upstairs because of the issues he was having with his record label. We held him by the window. Mohbad had almost jumped; it was his girlfriend that entered the room and saw him sitting down at the window.”
Mohbad’s Musical Journey
Mohbad’s career had been on an upward trajectory in the Nigerian music scene. Renowned for his unique fusion of pop, Afrobeat, and hip-hop, he also earned accolades for his songwriting prowess. His debut album, “Imole,” released in 2022, became a commercial success, featuring chart-toppers like “See My Benz,” “Kimi,” and “Ronaldo,” solidifying his presence in the industry.
Naira Marley Rift and Marlian Music Exit
The late artist’s untimely demise follows a turbulent period in his career. Mohbad’s management announced his departure from Marlian Music on October 25, 2022, citing constant attacks orchestrated by fellow artist Naira Marley and unpaid royalties dating back to 2019.
In a shocking Twitter revelation on October 5, 2022, Mohbad posted disturbing images of bloodied bodies, alleging that he had been assaulted by members of the Marlian crew after requesting a change in his manager. He tweeted, “Just because I want to change my manager, who is their brother, see what they did to me at Marlian House. World, please help me; I’m dying inside.”
He further revealed that he had undergone a CT Scan for head injuries and a chest X-ray due to the assault, emphasizing, “I’m not high; that’s what they always say just to downplay everything.” Mohbad accused Naira Marley of being present during the assault but failing to intervene.
The tragic loss of Mohbad has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry, with fans, colleagues, and well-wishers expressing their grief and condolences. As the nation mourns the promising artist’s untimely death, his music and legacy will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of his devoted fans.