The management of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has announced a candlelight procession and tribute night in his honour.
Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley at Marlian Records, died last Tuesday at the age of 27.
Since Mohbad’s death, his music fans and admirers have called for a proper investigation into the real cause of his sudden death.
Taking to the social media handles of the late singer on Monday night, the management said: “appreciate the outpouring of love from Fans across the world to the ones who’ve organised events in their communities as a way to honour and pay respect to our shining light we say thank you. Join us for Mohbad’s candlelight procession and tribute concert.”
The candlelight procession will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, by 5pm at Lekki Phase 1 Gate while the Tribute Concert starts 8pm at Muri Okunola Park, Lagos.
However, some youths in Panseke area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, have stormed the streets to demand justice for the death of Mohbad.
The youths gathered in their numbers at the Skating Ground Arena, wearing black attires and carrying placards with inscriptions such as #JusticeForMohbad, #Who off Light, among others.
Also, youth activists gathered at Effurun Roundabout in Warri, Delta State, on Monday to demand justice for the death of the artiste.
Youths in the now-viral videos marched on Monday with placards chanting, “Say no to Marlian music, we need justice.”
Recall that the Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, set up a special investigative team to probe the death of Mohbad.
The panel is expected to submit an interim report within two weeks.
The team, consisting of 13 members, is “to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim, identify witnesses, culprits if any and any person that will be helpful to the investigative process and deploy processes and other technological tools to aid the investigative course in line with the relevant provisions of the Nigeria Constitution and the State Laws.
“Following the death of one IleriOluwaOladimeji AKA Mohbad, ‘M’ aged 27yrs which occurred in the month of September 12th 2023, and in the overriding public interest, the Command has set up a special investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim, identify witnesses, culprits if any and any person that will be helpful to the investigative process and deploy processes and other technological tools to aid the investigative course in line with the relevant provisions of the Nigeria Constitution and the State Laws.”
The team is to carry out a discreet investigation, which covers exhumation, Autopsy/toxicology/histology, scene visit, Hospital/Medical Report, Records of suspects/witnesses’ statements.