Nigerian artist MohBad, whose real name is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 27. The former Marlian Records signee reportedly visited the hospital for treatment earlier in the day, where he received an injection. Unfortunately, shortly after receiving the injection, MohBad lost consciousness and did not regain consciousness.
Born on June 8, 1996, in Lagos, MohBad was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s “Marlian Records” before departing from the label in 2022. He gained significant recognition for his hit singles, including “Ponmo,” “Feel Good,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke),” the latter of which garnered three nominations at The Headies awards in 2022.
MohBad released his debut album, “Light EP,” in late 2020, following the success of his viral track “Ponmo,” featuring Naira Marley and Lil Kesh. The talented artist received five nominations at The Beatz Awards in 2021 and was listed among Audiomack’s top 21 afrobeat artists of 2021.
In 2022, he achieved further success with the release of the track “Peace,” produced by Rexxie, which earned spots on the TurnTable charts in both 2021 and 2022.
MohBad’s initial EP, “Light,” released under Marlian Records World, featured collaborations with artists such as Davido, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh. Naira Marly served as the executive producer for the eight-track EP, which also involved producers SB, Rexxie, P.Beat, and Austin Sinister.
In February 2022, MohBad, along with fellow artist Zinoleesky and four others, were arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for possession of illegal substances, including MDMA and cannabis, at their residence in Lekki, Lagos. Videos circulated on social media showing NDLEA operatives entering the musicians’ home in Lagos State’s Lekki district. They were subsequently released.
After two years, MohBad announced his departure from Marlian Records, accusing singer Naira Marley of domestic violence and alleging that his former boss had ordered people to assault him.