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Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (8 June 1996 – 12 September 2023), known professionally as MohBad, was a renowned Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter hailing from Lagos. He gained significant recognition for his hit singles and was associated with Naira Marley’s Marlian Records until 2022. His music career was marked by notable achievements, controversies, and collaborations with other prominent artists.
|Full Name||Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba|
|Born||June 8, 1996 (age 27)|
|Awards||Top 21 Afrobeat artists of 2021 by Audiomack|
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- Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba was born in Ketu, Lagos state, Nigeria.
- From a young age, he showed a keen interest in music, which would later shape his career.
Music Releases and Achievements
- MohBad released his debut album, “Light,” in the fourth quarter of 2020, which was a follow-up to his viral song “Ponmo” featuring Naira Marley and Lil Kesh.
- He was nominated five times for The Beatz Awards in 2021.
- In 2021, Audiomack listed MohBad among the top 21 Afrobeat artists.
- In 2022, he released a song titled “Peace,” produced by Rexxie, which peaked on various charts, including TurnTable and Apple Music Chart Nigeria.
Extended Plays (EPs)
- In 2023, after leaving Marlian Records, MohBad released an EP titled “Blessed” under his own label, Imolenization. This EP featured artists like Zlatan and Bella Shmurda.
- Earlier, in 2019, after signing with Marlian Records, he released his first EP, “Light,” featuring artists like Davido, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh.
- In February 2022, MohBad, along with Zinoleesky, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for possession of illegal substances. They were later released.
- After leaving Marlian Records, MohBad accused Naira Marley of assault and alleged that Marley had people assault him due to a managerial disagreement.
- Posthumously, it was revealed that MohBad had filed a police report alleging assault by a music promoter associated with Marley.
Awards and Nominations
- MohBad received five nominations at The Beatz Awards in 2021.
- He was recognized as one of the top 21 Afrobeat artists of 2021 by Audiomack.
- In 2023, he received a Headies Award nomination for Best Street-Hop Artist.
- MohBad was married to Wunmi, and the couple had one son.
- Tragically, MohBad passed away on 12 September 2023, at the age of 27. The circumstances of his death are under investigation by the police.