MohBad: Cameroonians Pay Tribute to Late Nigerian Artiste Before Starting a Football Match.

MohBad: Cameroonians Pay Tribute to Late Nigerian Artiste Before Starting a Football Match.

Raphael Abiola
October 1, 2023 at 4:28 PM
  • MohBad is still making waves globally after passing away at the of 27 last month
  • The cause of the former Marlian Records' signee remains unknown, with investigation still ongoing
  • Cameroonian fans were filmed paying tribute to him by listening to one of his songs before a football match

Cameroonian football fans have joined Nigerians, others in paying tribute to late-rising Afrobeats star Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, - popularly known as MohBad -.

The Nigerian music industry was thrown into mourning on September 12 after learning that the former Marlian Records signee had passed away at the age of 27.

Fans and concerned top celebrities in Nigeria, have been trending #JusticeForMohbad on all social media platforms since the unfortunate event happened a few days ago.

Cameroonian fans pay tribute to MohBad before starting a football match. Photo: @vanguardng
Source: Twitter

In a viral video on social media, the Cameroonian fans were filmed singing one of MohBad's songs titled “Ronaldo”, a track he dedicated to former Real Madrid and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Soccernet.

This act by fans in Cameroon shows the link between football and music is solid, and the late young musician is well appreciated outside the shores of Nigeria.

There is currently an ongoing investigation into MohBad's death, with his former label boss Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, being one of the people fingered by fans.

In an exclusive interview with Reno Omokri, the "Soapy" crooner maintained his innocence in circumstances that led to MohBad's death, according to the Punch.

MohBad now joins the long list of Nigerian musicians whose music has been played in a football stadium beyond Nigeria’s borders.

MohBad claimed he would bench top footballers

Sports Brief also reported on MohBad making bold claims in 'Ronaldo', with his hit track claiming he would have left football legends sitting on the bench.

Back in 2021, the late Afrobeats star released the hit track, which was produced by Niphkeys and served as a follow-up to his earlier hit, Backside.

In the lyrics of the track, MohBad stated in Pidgin English that he would have started ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr.

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