Hundreds of Nigerians rallied in Lagos Thursday to demand an investigation into last week’s death of an upcoming singer, whose sudden demise has fired up the country’s Afrobeats world.
MohBad, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a singer and rapper who wrote hits such as “Feel Good”, died mysteriously last Tuesday aged 27.
The cause of his death has been the subject of widespread speculation.
“I’m mentally drained. I feel so sad that how could someone be bullied to this moment and they see that they take his life,” said Mama J., a Fashion designer.
MohBad played a pivotal role in popularizing Afrobeats both within Nigeria and on the international stage. His distinctive sound, infused with elements of traditional African rhythms and modern beats, resonated deeply with audiences around the world.
As the nation comes to terms with this profound loss, the rallying of Nigerians in Lagos stands as a testament to the enduring power of music in fostering unity, healing, and collective expression. The artist’s music will undoubtedly continue to resonate with generations to come, ensuring that his legacy endures.
AMN | Reporters | Lagos.