**Lagos-Born MohBad (Imole): Nigerian Music Sensation**
Born on June 8, 1996, in Lagos State, **Promise Oladimeji Aloba**, known as **MohBad (Imole)**, made his mark as a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter.
**Formerly Signed to Marlian Records World**
MohBad’s journey in the music industry began when he signed with Naira Marley’s Marlian Records World in 2019, a pivotal moment that led to the release of his debut EP, ‘Light’. This EP, consisting of eight tracks, featured collaborations with notable artists such as Davido, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh.
**The Departure and Disagreement**
In a surprising turn of events on October 5, 2022, MohBad decided to part ways with the label due to a disagreement with the owner. This decision was prompted by his allegations against singer Naira Marley, where he asserted that he had been a victim of violence and accused his former boss of instructing others to physically assault him.
**The Unveiling of the Dispute**
The incident unfolded when MohBad raised concerns with Naira Marley regarding the appointment of a new manager to oversee his music and business matters.
**Musical Legacy and Recognition**
MohBad’s musical legacy is marked by chart-topping singles like “Ponmo,” “Feel Good,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke),” a collaboration with Rexxie that received three nominations at The Headies Awards in 2022.
**Debut Album and Industry Accolades**
In the fourth quarter of 2020, he released his debut album, ‘Light EP,’ as a follow-up to his viral hit “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh. In 2021, MohBad received five nominations at The Beatz Award.
Audiomack recognized MohBad’s talent by listing him among the top 21 Afrobeat artists of 2021. In 2022, he continued to make waves with the release of ‘Peace,’ a track produced by Rexxie.
Notably, MohBad’s music consistently performed well on the charts, peaking in the Top 50 on Turntables charts in 2021 and later securing a spot in the Top 100 in 2022.
**Challenges and Tragic End**
Tragically, a viral video featuring fellow singer and MohBad’s ally, Bella Shmurda, revealed the late artist’s deteriorating health and the challenges he faced during the record label dispute, including contemplating suicide.
On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, MohBad passed away under circumstances that remain unknown, leaving his fans and the music industry in shock and mourning.