Nigerian celebrities and fans of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, on Wednesday, took to social media to celebrate the artiste who would have clocked 28 today if he were to be alive.
Mohbad, a former signee of Marlian Records owned by Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, died at the age of 27 on 12th of September, 2023.
He left the label to establish his label named ‘Imolenization’.
Following contentious debates surrounding Mohbad’s death, the Lagos State Police Command, days after he passed on, set up an investigative team to unravel the cause of his death, and on 21st of September, 2023, his body was exhumed for autopsy.
The police also arrested a nurse who reportedly injected the deceased singer while treating him before his demise.
On 21st of September, 2023, a few hours after Mohbad’s body was exhumed for autopsy, the Lagos State Police Command said the autopsy conducted on Mohbad had been concluded.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this saying, “Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting results.”
The result of the autopsy is yet to be released officially till now.
Taking to her X handle, Big Brother Naija’s former housemate, Tasha, posted a picture of Mohbad with the caption “Happy Birthday Mohbad 🤍🕊”
A friend of Mohbad and musician, Bella Shmurda also posted Mohbad’s picture on his Instagram handle (Bella_Shmurda), saying, “Happy posthumous birthday my brother my friend Oba Imole💡. Rest in power💐❤. Love u forever and I miss u💔”
Musician, Bad Boy Timz promised to always love and celebrate the late Mohbad. He posted a video of him and Mohbad with the caption “Happy Posthumous Birthday my Friend Mohbad Oba Imole! If I knew this was the last time I’d see you, I would’ve stayed a little longer! I’ll love & celebrate you forever my soldier 🕊🕯❤”
On his Instagram handle (@Obaksolo) posted, “Happy posthumous birthday oba Imole💡. Rest in power💐❤. Love u forever nd I miss u💔 #mohbad”
Also, a fellow music colleague, Seyi Vibez posted “Happy birthday MOH” on his Instagram story.
Popular Music & Entertainment Executive, Dami Adenuga (@DamiAdenuga), expressed his love for the late act, saying, “Today is Mohbad’s posthumous birthday, may he rest in peace. We miss him dearly.”
A user Odinaka (@TheAjibolaGrey) tweeted, “Happy birthday Mohbad, your light will continue to shine forever. You will forever be a light and a superstar. ❤❤”
Asiwaju Lerry tweeted “Happy Posthumous Birthday, Mohbad. You shall never be forgotten. 💡❤” while another user, @blaccmajek tweeted “Happy Birthday Mohbad, wish you were here to enjoy your achievements 🕊” with a picture of Mohbad.
Another X user, @Aina_Emmanuel22, called for justice for the late singer, “Happy posthumous birthday Mohbad(IMOLE) 🕯💡 #justiceformohbad” and @JaphethDC__ hailed the music prowess of Mohbad. He posted “Mohbad for don gives us another banger for his birthday like this, Happy Posthumous Birthday Mohbad. 🕊🤍” with pictures of the last “Blessed” album Mohbad released.
In October 2023, the then Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, named prime suspects linked to the death of the singer.
He disclosed further that Mohbad vomited and developed goosebumps after he was injected three times by a nurse, Feyisayo Ogedemgbe, on 12th of September, 2023.
In November 2023, the Lagos police said the autopsy report for Mohbad, conducted months ago had not been given to them.
When asked about the release of Mohbad’s autopsy report, Hundeyin disclosed that the command had yet to get the report officially.
Hundeyin said, “The autopsy report has not been given to us. Some people have been carrying rumours that it’s ready. It’s one thing for it to be ready, it’s another thing for it to be given to us officially – that we would receive and sign a copy that we have received it. So, we don’t work with rumours, we work with facts.”
Singer Bella Shmurda had on 18th of November, 2023, appealed to the police to release the remains of Mohbad.
Taking to his X account late Saturday, Bella expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in the release of Mohbad’s body, which had been held for autopsy for the past two months.
He appealed to the police to expedite the process and release the body to facilitate a dignified funeral arrangement. Additionally, Bella requested the prompt disclosure of the autopsy results.
He wrote, “It’s been over two months since Mohbad died and his body was taken in for autopsy but yet no result, which is fine but please release his body. That boy needs a befitting burial and to go to rest finally. Naija Police, what’s going on? We need an answer here: where is the result? Where is his body?”
But Hundeyin further said only the singer’s family lawyer could write to the pathologists to release the autopsy result or it would be independently given to the police when it is ready.