Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known by his stage name Mohbad, was a rising star in the Nigerian music industry, celebrated for his versatility as a rapper, singer, and songwriter.
He gained national recognition after signing with Marlian Records, under the mentorship of fellow artist Naira Marley.
Mohbad’s journey to international fame skyrocketed with his collaboration with producer Rexxie on the hit track “Ko Po Ke (KPK).”
Early Life and Education
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Mohbad was born on June 8, 1996, in Ketu, Lagos State, to Mr. and Mrs. Oladimeji. His musical journey began on Instagram, where he adopted the popular nickname “MohBad” or “Imole.”
He initially attracted attention through Instagram music skits, covering popular songs and eventually releasing his own tracks.
He completed his primary education at a prominent private school and continued to middle and high school at a reputable public institution in Lagos State.
Mohbad obtained his first school leaving certificate and SSCE certificate during this time.
Mohbad’s passion for music emerged at a young age, primarily focused on rap.
However, recognizing the need for versatility in the Nigerian music industry, he incorporated singing into his repertoire.
This decision allowed him to broaden his appeal and connect with a wider audience.
The turning point in his career came when he signed with Naira Marley’s Marlian Records, joining artists like Zinoleesky, Fabian Blu, and C Blvck.
This move propelled him to greater prominence in the music scene.
In 2022, Mohbad made a significant decision to part ways with Marlian Records.
The split followed a highly publicized dispute between Mohbad and Naira Marley, with allegations of domestic violence. Mohbad’s decision to establish his independent management marked a new chapter in his career.
Mohbad resided in Lekki, Lagos State, in a serviced apartment building. He owned two luxury cars, which were part of his collection.
He was also known by the moniker “Oba Imole.” He maintained close friendships with his former labelmates, Zinoleesky, C Blvck, and Fabian Blu.
While his parents served as pastors in a white garment church, specific details about his siblings and extended family remained undisclosed.
Beyond music, Mohbad was active as a brand influencer, endorsing various products and services in Nigeria.
However, legal issues marred his journey as an artist. In February 2022, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Mohbad, along with Zinoleesky and four others, after narcotics, including MDMA and cannabis, were found in their Lekki home.
The arrest sparked outrage, with allegations of misconduct by NDLEA agents during the operation.
Mohbad Net Worth
At the time of his passing, Mohbad’s estimated net worth ranged between $200,000 to $350,000, a testament to his rising success in the music industry.
Tragically, Mohbad’s life was cut short on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The news of his passing was confirmed by his fellow musician Olamide, leaving the music industry and his fans in mourning.
Mohbad, who was only 27 years old, had risen to prominence as a key artist under Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records.