Times Square, known as the “Crossroads of the World,” was illuminated with a heartfelt tribute to the late Nigerian musician, Mohbad, on the evening of September 18, 2023. The vibrant tribute showcased the profound impact Mohbad had on the music industry and his dedicated fan base.

Mohbad, born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, was a rising star in the Nigerian music scene. Tragically, he passed away on September 14, 2023, leaving his fans, friends, and the music industry in shock and mourning.

The commemoration in Times Square was a grand display of affection and respect for the late artist. Towering digital billboards featured images of Mohbad, alongside his memorable quotes and lyrics, while his music played in the background. A sea of fans, both local and international, gathered in Times Square to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

The event was organized by Mohbad’s devoted fan base, who came together to honour their beloved artist in a way that transcended borders and cultures. Many fans held candles, sang along to his songs, and shared stories of how Mohbad’s music had touched their lives.

Notable figures from the Nigerian music industry also expressed their condolences and support for the late artist’s family. Several artists and producers took to social media to remember Mohbad’s contributions to the music world and his promising career that ended prematurely.

While the circumstances of Mohbad’s passing remain the subject of ongoing investigation, his legacy as a talented musician, lyricist, and performer is undeniable. The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday confirmed that the body of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, has been exhumed. His music, characterized by its unique blend of Afrobeat and street-hop, resonated with a diverse and growing fan base.

His death has been surrounded by controversy, with many calling for the cause to be uncovered.

Writing on the X app on Thursday, the Police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin said autopsy shall commence soon

“Exhumation completed, autopsy to commence.” he wrote

As the tribute in Times Square came to a close, the memory of Mohbad continued to live on in the hearts of those who gathered to celebrate his life. The event served as a testament to the enduring power of music to unite people and create lasting connections, even in the face of loss.

Mohbad’s contributions to the music industry will be remembered, and his fans will continue to cherish the music and memories he left behind.


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