Afrobeats star MohBad dies aged 27 as tributes paid to talented Nigerian singer

Afrobeats singer MohBad, who was a rising star in the Nigerian music industry and had over 1million followers on Instagram, has passed away at the age of 27

Nigerian singer MohBad has passed away at the age of 27 with the news of his death confirmed by his management steam in a statement on social media.

Music executive Ovie shared the sad news on X (formally known as Twitter) on Tuesday evening. He tweeted: “Confirmed. Mohbad is dead. Sad, sad day. R.I.P.”

A statement later shared on MohBad’s Instagram read: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A Mohbad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023. Mohbad was light until the very end, and as we mourn the loss of the brightness he carried, the family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Imole is finally at peace.”

The talented singer, who was known for his unique baritone and songs such as Ask About Me, Pariwo, and Peace, has left fans devastated by his death.

One wrote: “For the age of 27, his voice was too rich and mature. So depressing! Rest in Peace, Mohbad!” Another added: “Can’t believe I’m seeing RIP next to this brother’s name. still got so much to do on this earth, a light that just started to shine. sigh.”

“This can’t be true. I was so happy with his growth seeing him with Olamide. Mohbad,” a third wrote while another said: “RIP Mohbad, may you find peace.”

Founder of Afrobeats Intelligence Joey Akan tweeted: “Last time I saw Mohbad, we were in an apartment, a recording camp working on song selection for his last EP. Man gave me a weird sweet red wine, and we had a little good-natured argument over the final songs to make the project and the length of the EP. Rest in peace man.”

The talented singer was born on June 6, 1998, and the cause of death has not been confirmed. Mohbad was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records but departed from the label in 2022.

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