What on Earth deserves our trust?
Youth and Beauty both are dust.
Long we gathering are with pain,
What one moment calls again.
An excerpt from Epitaph – a poem by Katherine Philips.
The lifeless body of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known by his stage name “Mohbad,” was dropped into the earth in front of friends, family members, and enemies as people wept and silently rejoiced. The funeral would have been a celebration of the life of an artist who gave all, if Mohbad had been an elderly person who passed away after living a fulfilled life.
The Ikorodu-born performer, who passed away at age 27, yearned for notoriety and a comfortable life. Of fact, we are effectively dead the instant we have nothing to live for. But he was a child, innocent, and mercilessly exposed to vices. He lost more than just inner serenity in his pursuit of fame and a comfortable existence; he was also engulfed by the very ladder that propelled him to success.
When elders pass away, they take their store of knowledge and wisdom with them to Hades. When children pass away, they depart for the dark world with unrealized hopes and desires.
Oladimeji was more than just a musician or songwriter. He was willing to do anything to make his songs available for many people to listen to and appreciate because he loved music so much.
The songs Oladimeji, often known as “Imole,” recorded will continue to evoke memories of the tremendous contributions he gave to the music business even if he would no longer be able to enjoy the tunes.
He was a young man living on the streets of Lagos who was driven and yearning to succeed. He realized that his dream to be more than just a musician would take sacrifice when he began posting a series of music skits on Instagram in which he performed versions of well-known songs and also released his own music. Did he realize that it would cost him his serenity?
When he began his rise to prominence, Oladimeji was a young man with little experience. He desired material success, notoriety, and artistic peace of mind. He was mistaken to think he could have all three at once. He had no helpful or trustworthy mentor, which made his situation worse. He jumped into the media business without any preparation. He resolved to take on principalities because he felt robbed.
He was a troubled young man as well. Following a raid on his flat by NDLEA agents, he was taken into custody. Along with his label mate Zinoleesky, he was taken into custody. No one was brought to justice. No one offered an apology. We were informed of the arrest. We were informed of the release. NDLEA is still owing Nigerians an explanation of what actually happened.
Oladimeji was not faultless either. He was a man who frequently erred. His biggest error was thinking of himself as a unique young man who was capable of vanquishing the same forces that consumed others. He entered the conflict as a pacifist, lone wolf, and weaker. He wasn’t very good at studying war. Without a knife, you cannot stand against a pride of lions and hope to escape unharmed. Outsiders did him great harm, and insiders broke him utterly.
When the unfortunate news of Oladimeji Aloba, who was known online as “Imole,” broke, it generated a debate and left many in shock. Top celebrities, music producers, and show promoters unexpectedly reacted to the young artist’s tragic passing, but where were they when he was active on social media, warning that his life was in danger and that others were plotting to kill him day and night?
Oladimeji continued by asserting that someone should be held accountable if he passes away. Fear wasn’t the only factor that killed Mohbad. Most deceased people wouldn’t be dead if we treated them with the respect we do at funerals for the living.
Oladimeji’s way of life wasn’t fantastic, but it wasn’t any worse than that of his contemporaries. However, there are differences between music and a way of life. He was a superb guitarist and songwriter. He has a natural aptitude for songwriting and is a really thoughtful person, as you will see if you ever read his songs. After his tragic demise, a number of exposes were made. These revelations, which came from both colleagues and close family members, confirmed his frequent cry that he would soon depart from this world.
Mohbad’s demise was not without controversy, just like that of Gbenga Adeboye, Dagrin, and other early departers. The cold war between his wife and family warrants worry in addition to the several contradicting accounts of his death. Some disclosures are incredibly unneeded and illogically boring. But how would Oladimeji’s detractors or enemies perceive his greatness and wonderful destiny if he passed away and was buried without commotions?
Mohbad believed he would find serenity in eternal rest if he died, but he was mistaken. Mohbad would learn that he was mistaken if spirits are actually allowed to look back or return to their homes every Thursday as some traditions claim. To experience eternal peace, you must pass away peacefully. Inside his grave, Oladimeji Aloba, often known as Mohbad, is still looking for peace.
Mohbad, also known as Oladimeji Ilerioluwa Aloba, was born on June 8th, 1996 in Ketu, Lagos State. His mother is reportedly a trader, while his father is a pastor. He grew up in Lagos where he was born. He went to a private primary school in Lagos but also finished his middle and high school studies there at a Lagos public institution.
The identities of his primary and secondary schools were not known at the time this report was filed, but a dependable source told WITHIN NIGERIA that he did not attend any tertiary institutions, including college, polytechnic, or university.
Due to rumors that Mohbad, real name Oladimeji Ilerioluwa Aloba, had broken up with his longtime fiancée, many followers believed he was single.
Recent information has shown that Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad, was married to Omowumi “Wumni,” a 24-year-old woman, and they had a kid named “Liam Light.”
As of the time this story was filed, WITHIN NIGERIA had learned that the rapper Mohbad had passed away while residing in a serviced apartment complex in Lekki, Lagos.
He was the proud owner of two exotic cars, though. There are rumors that he owns various land parcels in Ikorodu and other regions of Lagos State.
Oladimeji Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known by his stage name Mohbad, reportedly began performing free rap songs during school breaks or parties when he was a secondary school student. When he first began performing professionally in 2016 by posting musical skits on Instagram, his style of rap, which primarily uses Yoruba and Pidgin, attracted attention.
Rap music lovers embraced him, and he quickly rose to fame on Instagram. He unexpectedly swept the business in 2019 after Naira Marley signed him to the Marlins Music Records.
The 27-year-old artist collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Oladips, Bella Shmurda, Lil Frosh, C Blvck, Zinoleesky, Rexxie, and Naira Marley.
He co-wrote the street anthem tune, KPK (Ko Po Ke), with award-winning producer Rexxie in 2020. Mohbad’s fame and fan base grew thanks to the popularity of KPK, which also made him known to the world’s music scene.
Barely two years after he was arrested by NDLEA officials alongside Zinoleesky – a fellow artiste in the Marlian Music Records, he announced via social media that he would be leaving the record label which sparked a lot of controversies.
Despite threats and claims of attacks, he eventually left the Marlian Music Records. He did not join another record label but decided to run his music independently.
Barely two years after being detained by NDLEA agents with Zinoleesky, a fellow musician from Marlian Music Records, he made the controversial announcement on social media that he was leaving the record company.
He eventually departed the Marlian Music Records despite threats and accusations of violence. He made the decision to manage his music independently rather than sign with another record label.