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The Untold Story Of Mohbad: Stardom, Sacrifices, And Struggles

Dive into Mohbad’s journey from Ikorodu streets to fame, uncovering the challenges and controversies within the Marlian Music label.



The Untold Story Of Mohbad: Stardom, Sacrifices, And Struggles

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The Nigerian music industry has seen many stars rise and fall, but few stories are as captivating and heart-wrenching as that of IleriOluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad or Imole. From the streets of Ikorodu to the limelight of stardom, Mohbad’s journey was filled with dreams, sacrifices, and unexpected turns.

From Streets to Stardom

  • Birth and Early Life: Born on June 8th, 1996, in Lagos State, Mohbad grew up in Ikorodu, a place known for its vibrant music scene. His passion for music was evident from a young age.
  • Rise to Fame: His freestyle videos, shared online, were his ticket to fame. One such video caught the attention of Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, a prominent figure in the music industry. Impressed by Mohbad’s talent, Naira Marley signed him to his record label, Marlian Music.
  • Hit Songs: Under Marlian Music, Mohbad released chart-toppers like “Ko Por Ke,” “Ponmo Sweet,” and “Marlians Anthem.”

“Music was his escape, his way of sharing his stories with the world. And the world listened.” – MandyNews Music Analyst

But as the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold.”

The Dark Side of Fame

However, being signed to a record label owned by a drug lord came with its own set of challenges. Mohbad and other artists signed to the label were initiated into peddling drugs and taking an oath of secrecy never to reveal what was going on in the label. Mohbad refused to take the oath of secrecy, which led to him being sidelined by the label boss. He started complaining that he needed promotion too and that Naira Marley couldn’t be promoting Zino alone and leaving him hanging. This led to a rift between him and Naira Marley, which escalated into physical fights.

“Mohbad started complaining that he needs promotion too… that’s the beginning of their fight.” – Source from Gistlover’s Instagram post.

Mohbad’s Defiance

Mohbad’s refusal to take the oath of secrecy marked the beginning of his struggles within the label. He was sidelined, and tensions with Naira Marley grew. Their disagreements often turned physical, with Mohbad challenging the label’s authority.

Mohbad’s StrugglesLabel’s Actions
Refused oath of secrecySidelined him
Demanded fair promotionPromoted Zino
Challenged Naira MarleyPhysical altercations

Mohbad’s Legacy

Mohbad’s music and unique style will always be remembered by his fans. He was a talented artist who had a bright future ahead of him. His passing is a great loss to the Nigerian music industry and his fans worldwide. We hope that his legacy will inspire other young artists to follow their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.Rest in peace, Mohbad.

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln


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Note: The story shared here is based on reports from Gistlover on Instagram and other sources.

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