Femi Adebayo, Toyin Abraham react to Mohbad’s death


Two top Nollywood icons Femi Adebayo and Toyin Abraham have both shared their individual messages in response to the passing of Nigerian music sensation, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.

Offering their condolences on X (formerly Twitter), the actors mentioned that Mohbad truly embodied his name ‘Imole’ by radiantly shining for a short but impactful period before his passing.

According to sources, Mohbad died on Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday at Ikorodu, Lagos, despite the controversy surrounding his departure.

In a Sunday post, Adebayo wrote, “In memory of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba Mohbad, a star whose musical brilliance graced the world.”

“Though your life was tragically cut short, your music remains a testament to your resilience and artistry. “Imole,” meaning “Light” in Yoruba, was your name, and you lived up to it by illuminating the lives of many.”

“Rest in power, Imole. ?”

Likewise, Abraham said that Mohbad made a deep impression on her and was very humble, despite his brief time on earth.

“I was in denial, I couldn’t come to terms or use ‘was’ for you Imole. I really want to wake up from the dream. I can’t forget the memories on set of my movie Ghost and the Tout and how you showed a level of humility that is lacking in some of your peers,” She wrote.

“Just as your name Imole, Your light shone so brightly I can’t really believe it’s gone. You touched not only my heart but everyone that came in contact with you.”

“Your death has opened a lot of shocking, complex, and unbelievable underlying stories that sound so hard to let go.”

Abraham further urged the government and security agencies to spare no effort in apprehending his assailants, emphasizing that, “The necessary government parastatals need to do their job. Though we can’t have you back but total justice for you may start the healing process.”