How Did MohBad Die? Everything You Need To Know

How Did MohBad Die? Everything You Need To Know
How Did MohBad Die? Everything You Need To Know

In this post, we discuss the unfortunate passing of the well-known Nigerian artist, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, popularly known as Mohbad.

Aged just 27, Mohbad, also called Imole, sadly left us on 12 September 2023. Many fans suggest Naira Marley had a hand in his departure.

How Did MohBad Die? Everything You Need To Know


In a distressing clip we obtained, Mohbad is seen voicing concerns for his well-being, finding it tough to chat with some folks. He seemed truly worried about potential harm.

“I didn’t realise people were against me; they’ve been doing me wrong. Because of this; I ask everyone, if anything happens to me, it’s down to Marlian Music and Naira Marley…”

How Did Mohbad Die?

News suggests that a serious ear infection led to Mohbad’s unexpected passing. Individuals close to the singer shared that on the morning of September 12, Mohbad went for medical help and got an injection as part of the process.

They further detailed that Mohbad entered the hospital because of injuries and tragically, he “fell into unconsciousness and never came around.”

Further information indicates that the singer fell victim to a condition called Otitis, a middle ear infection. This ailment results in notable inflammation, redness, and a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum.

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Recalling When Bella Shmurda Said Mohbad Once Committed Suicide

In a chat with famed broadcaster Chude Jideonwo, fellow artist Bella Shmurda, who was close to the late Mohbad, revealed that Mohbad had once struggled with thoughts of ending his life. His friends, thankfully, stepped in.

Bella recalled an instance, saying,

“Mohbad once voiced a wish to leap from a high floor in a flat we were in, due to issues with his music label. We kept him away from the window just in time. His girlfriend arrived to find him sitting near the window.”

Mohbad’s Background – Who Is Mohbad?

Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known as MohBad, was a celebrated Nigerian talent, showcasing skills as a rapper, vocalist, and lyricist.
He left a lasting impact in the music realm with hits like “Ponmo,” “Feel Good” and the popular “KPK (Ko Por Ke).” His unique flair and lyrical prowess made him stand out in Nigeria’s music scene, quickly rising to fame. The name MohBad became linked with catchy choruses and unforgettable beats, making him a favourite among Nigerian pop music aficionados.

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His untimely departure at 27 created a gap in the music world, but his songs ensure his memory remains alive.

The Origins of Mohbad and Naira Marley’s Dispute

On October 25, 2022, Mohbad’s team announced his departure from Naira Marley’s music label. His legal representatives claimed his departure was due to continuous alleged harassment by Naira Marley and unpaid earnings since 2019.

Weeks prior to this, Mohbad shared on Twitter about a violent encounter with the Marlian crew, saying it occurred after he expressed a desire to change his manager.

After expressing my wish to switch my manager, see their actions at Marlian House,” he tweeted, adding, “World, I’m in distress.”

He indicated undergoing a CT scan and a chest X-ray following the incident, clarifying, “I’m sober. They often downplay situations.”

Mohbad blamed Naira Marley for witnessing the attack and not intervening.

Additionally, he held Marlian Music responsible for withholding his agreed earnings.

According to the statement, “Despite our agreement, you’ve not provided any upfront payment since 2019; nor have you settled royalties for the monetized work from 2019 to now.”

With massive followers on Audiomack and a high viewers on YouTube, Mohbad’s sudden passing is a significant blow to the Nigerian music scene, creating a void felt by many.

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