Nigeria, known as the giant of Africa, is home to a plethora of talented artists who are captivating the global music scene. One such artist who has been making waves recently is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, better known by his stage name Mohbad.
Born on the 8th of June, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, Mohbad developed a deep passion for music at a young age. He drew inspiration from iconic artists like Olamide and Kizz Daniel, who encouraged him to pursue his dreams.
Starting his career in 2016, Mohbad gained recognition through his freestyles and covers of popular songs. His unique style, a fusion of Afrobeats and street rap, immediately caught the attention of music lovers and industry professionals alike. His energetic delivery and relatable lyrics make his music resonate with listeners from various backgrounds.
Mohbad’s breakthrough came in 2019 with the release of his hit single, “Balan Zia Gar.” The catchy track quickly gained popularity, becoming an anthem that still echoes in the streets of Nigeria. The success of this song solidified his place in the Nigerian music industry and opened doors for collaborations with renowned artists such as Naira Marley, Small Doctor, and Lil Kesh.
In 2020, Mohbad continued to bless fans with back-to-back hits, releasing tracks like “Koma Jensun” featuring Naira Marley and “Ponmo Sweet” featuring Davido and Lil Frosh. These collaborations propelled him further into the limelight, increasing his fan base both within and outside Nigeria.
What sets Mohbad apart is not only his musical talent but his ability to connect with his audience. His songs often touch on everyday struggles, love, and societal issues, making them relatable to his listeners. This connection has earned him a loyal and dedicated fan base, who eagerly await each of his releases.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Mohbad remains humble and down-to-earth, engaging with his fans on social media platforms and frequently expressing gratitude for their support. His authenticity and work ethic have endeared him to the hearts of many, establishing him as one of the rising stars in the Nigerian music industry.
As he continues to evolve as an artist, there is no doubt that Mohbad will leave an indelible mark on the music scene even in death, not only in Nigeria but around the world. With his infectious energy, captivating lyrics, and street credibility, Mohbad is well on his way to becoming a household name, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.