In a somber turn of events, Nigerians continue to mourns the untimely passing of MohBad, the vibrant afrobeat sensation whose music resonated deeply with fans across the nation. At just 27, MohBad, also known as Imole, left an indelible mark on the music industry with hits like “Ponmo,” “Peace,” “Sorry,” and the chart-topping “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” collaboration with Rexxie.
His demise sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, prompting candlelight vigils in his honour across the country. Notably, MohBad’s impact extended beyond his own recordings.
Over 50 songs have emerged as heartfelt tributes from fellow artists, both established and emerging, reflecting the profound influence he had on their lives. These tracks, whether original compositions or covers of MohBad’s own work, serve as a testament to his enduring legacy.
Even in death, MohBad’s music continues to soar. His tracks, especially “Peace” and “Blessed,” experienced a significant surge in streams, propelling them to the top of various charts. His Blessed EP, released under his own label, Imolenization, climbed to impressive heights, resonating with listeners and fellow artists alike.
In a poignant moment, MohBad was posthumously recognized as the 46th best-selling digital artiste, surpassing international icons like Nicki Minaj, Eminem, and Lady Gaga. His impact, both commercially and artistically, remains unparalleled.
As Nigeria mourns the loss of this young talent, the outpouring of tribute songs stands as a testament to MohBad’s enduring spirit and the profound impact he had on the music landscape.
SOURCE: The Guardian