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Mohbad Biography: What caused Mohbads Death?



Mohbad originally known as Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, who was born on June 8, 1996, was a rising talent in the Nigerian music scene.

The youthful musical prodigy, who went by the stage name Mohbad, was a multifaceted performer. He was a singer, songwriter, and rapper.

Naira Marley signed him to Marlian Records, and he quickly became a household name. He became an international sensation after teaming with producer and recording artist Rexxie to develop Ko Po Ke (KPK).

His innovative creativity resulted in chart-topping songs such as Real Hustlers, Ronaldo, Jaabo, and Balan Zia Gar. He also sang on popular songs such as See My Bounzer, Fire, Oja, Adura, and Owaale.

Mohbad Profile Summary

  • Name: Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba
  • Stage Name: Imole
  • Born: June 8, 1996 (age 27)
  • Countryin: Nigeria
  • Died: September 12, 2023  (Aged 27)
  • Genres: Afrobeats, Amapiano, Afropop, Hip hop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musicians, vocalist
  • Instrument(s):Vocals
  • Years active: 2019–2023.
Mohbad Biography. Photo Credit: @iammohbad: Instagram

Mohbad Early Life

Mohbad was born into the Oladimeji family in the middle of the 1990s. He was born in Ketu, Lagos State, on June 8th, 1996.

A few days later, his parents performed a naming ceremony to celebrate his birth, during which they gave him the name Ilerioluwa Oladimeji.

He was nurtured by middle-class parents who instilled strong moral values in him. He was born and raised in Lagos, where he spent his formative years.

Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a 27-year-old rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lagos, Nigeria, has taken over Instagram using the stage names MohBad and “Imole.”

In a series of Instagram music skits, Mohbad, who was born on June 8, 1996, played both his original songs and popular song covers, solidifying his position as a contender.

When Mohbad was a child, the Oladimejis made sure he received an excellent education.

At a prestigious private college, he completed his primary education.

At a prestigious Lagos State state institution, he completed middle and high school.

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Mohbad Career

A rising artist in the Nigerian music industry, Mohbad was well-known for his unique fusion of pop, Afrobeat, and hip-hop. He became well known for his skill as a lyricist and songwriter as well.

In 2022, The Mohbad published his debut album, “Imole,” which was a huge commercial success. The album, which included popular songs like “See My Benz,” “Kimi,” and “Ronaldo,” helped him establish himself as a leading figure in the field.

He followed up his popular song “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh, with his debut album, Light EP, which was released in the fourth quarter of 2020. MohBad received five nominations for The Beatz Awards in 2021.

According to Audiomack, he was one of the top 21 Afrobeat performers of 2021. In 2022, he released Peace, which Rexxie produced. In 2021, he ranked 50th on the TurnTable standings, and 100th in 2022.

EP Mohbad Light

In 2019, Mohbad signed a record deal with Marlian Records World and released his debut EP, Light. Lil Kesh, Davido, and Naira Marley all make appearances on the EP’s eight songs.

Naira Marly executive produced the eight-track EP, which also features production credits from SB, Rexxie, P.Beat, and Austin Sinister.


A friend of the late Mohbad and fellow singer Chude Jideonwo, Bella Shmurda revealed that Mohbad attempted suicide during his agony but was stopped by friends in a conversation with Chude Jideonwo, a well-known media figure.

“There was a time when Mohbad and I were living in an apartment, and Mohbad was like he wanted to jump from the upstairs because of problems he was having with his record label,” he remembered.

Mohbad was restrained by the window. He was on the edge of jumping when his fiancée entered the room and saw Mohbad sitting by the window.

NDLEA Arrest

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Mohbad, Zinoleesky, and four other people in February 2022 for having illegal narcotics such as MDMA and cannabis in their Lekki, Lagos, home.

NDLEA agents are shown rushing into the musicians’ home in Lagos State’s Lekki area early Thursday morning in various viral videos posted on social media.

According to witnesses, the officials abused the Marlian singers during their detention and conducted it without a search order. Officials from the NDLEA were seen forcing the musicians into waiting trucks, hitting them with clubs and firing into the air.

NDLEA confirmed the raid, saying that “our men raided an area in Idado estate where Naira Marley’s boys stay.” Significant amounts of marijuana and cocaine were discovered in their flat and automobile, he told TheCable Lifestyle. The NDLEA later released Mohbad, Zinoleesky, and three other people.

Mohbad Exit from Naira Marley

According to Newsone, late Mohbad’s management confirmed his departure from the record company on Tuesday, October 25. His legal team said in a statement that Mohbad’s resignation was due to continuing attacks directed by Naira Marley, as well as unpaid royalties since 2019.

The “KPK” singer’s exit comes just a few weeks after he took to Twitter on October 5 to show photographs of damaged bodies and claim that the Marlian crew attacked him when he sought to change managers.

“World, pls help me oo I’m dying inside,” he said, adding, “just because I want to change my manager, who is their brother, see what they did to me at Marlian House.”

In addition to stating that he was at the hospital for a chest X-ray and CT Scan as a result of the assault, he stated, “I’m not high oo cos that is what dey always say just to die down everything.”

Naira Marley was allegedly present during the assault and did nothing to stop it, according to Mohbad.

The singer further claimed that the Marlian Music record label has been delaying paying him his advances and royalties from intellectual property that has been commercialized since 2019.

“You have failed to make any advances since 2019 as mutually agreed by both parties, in violation of the terms of the agreement between our customer and yourself;

The statement stated, “You have also failed to pay all royalties due our client from all of his intellectual property works that have been monetized, released, and used by you from 2019 to date.”

Personal Life

Mohbad, a rapper, was currently single after ending a committed relationship months prior.

However, he was open to beginning a new relationship if the right person presented themselves.

Mohbad has been victimized by Nigerian police enforcement.

He was arrested and held thereafter NDLEA agents investigated his apartment. He was hauled into arrest together with Zinoleesky, another member of his label.

Their label’s CEO, Naira Marley, intervened to secure the duo’s release.

Cause of Death

News of Mohbad’s passing began to circulate on September 12th, 2023.

Mohbad, also known as Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, was a well-known musician who unfortunately died.

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the 27-year-old Nigerian rapper, performer, and composer passed away, according to reports from entertainment journalist Ovie on X (formerly Twitter). The actual cause of his demise is not yet established.

Net Worth

The music video Imole helped Mohbad acquire popularity. As a result, he was frequently called to perform at events across the country. He also obtains royalties from his discography.

As a result, Mohbad’s net worth has been estimated to be between $200,000 and $400,000.