The nation was struck with sadness on September 12, 2023, when the news broke about the untimely death of Nigerian street-hop sensation Mohbad, who was just 27 years old.
Since then, the internet has been filled with a heavy sense of sorrow and a gloomy atmosphere in response to the tragic loss of this rising artist. A series of events has unfolded, leaving thousands of fans puzzled about the cause of his death. These events have led to a call for justice from colleagues and fans, with the hashtag #JusticeforMohbad gaining traction and catching the attention of the Nigerian police force.
One significant response to the passing of this rising star came from Afrobeat superstar Bella Shmurda, a close friend and supporter of the late artist. Prior to Mohbad’s demise, Bella Shmurda, in an interview “With Chude,” revealed some troubling issues that Mohbad was facing with his former record label, “Marlian Music.”
Bella Shmurda, who had been quiet for some time and had shown support for justice by postponing his European tour after Mohbad’s death, took to his Twitter account to demand justice and express his thoughts:
He wrote, “In the past few days have tried my best not to carry phone nd type anything but Mohbad spirit won’t let me rest knowing I’m the only one make his spirit calm by making those of them who make him live in fear nd almost with nothing to feed on never also get rest nd he don start yes I mean wahaLa just wan start like this I NO GO GREE nd I mean it Samlarry nd whole marlians music must be arrested make all of us Dey police nd if the Nigerian police too weak as body to fish this people out we do it street,legal or illegal any which way like this war don start If they all ran out the country which shows that they’re actually guilt of whatever crime were said to have committed by them then it’s they’re guilty nd they all know they should never come back nd they should ban from entering the country for life.”
He further implores the son of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Seyi Tinubu, to see to the course of justice due to his love for the street;