Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, a rising talent in the Nigerian music scene, was born on June 8, 1996. The youthful musical prodigy, who goes by the stage name Mohbad, is a multifaceted artist.

He is a singer, songwriter, and rapper. After being signed to Marlian Records by Naira Marley, he became a household name. After collaborating with producer and recording artist Rexxie to create Ko Po Ke (KPK), he became an international sensation.

His compositions include the number-one hits Real Hustlers, Ronaldo, Jaabo, and Balan Zia Gar. In addition, he provided the vocals for the recording of popular songs like See My Bounzer, Fire, Oja, Adura, and Owaale.

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Early Life

Midway during the 1990s, Mohbad was born into the Oladimeji family. On June 8th, 1996, he was born in Ketu, Lagos State.

A naming ceremony was held to honor his birth a few days later, and his parents gave him the name Ilerioluwa Oladimeji.

His parents raised him in the middle class and instilled in him strong moral principles. He grew up in the Mainland neighborhood of Lagos, where he was born and reared.

Mohbad was brought up a Christian by his Christian parents. He is a Yoruba man who is from a state in the nation’s southwest. He was only able to speak a few words of English in school, but he had already mastered Yoruba as a young child.

Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a 26-year-old Nigerian rapper, singer, and composer from Lagos who gained notoriety on Instagram under the moniker MohBad, is also known by the name “Imole.”

Mohbad, who was born on June 8, 1996, rose to fame through a series of Instagram music skits in which he performed popular song covers as well as his own songs, establishing him as a contender.

Education

The Oladimejis made sure that Mohbad received a top-notch education while he was a child.

He received his initial education at a prestigious private institution.

He finished middle and high school at a prestigious Lagos State state institution.

Career

The origins of Mohbad’s love of music may be found in his high school years, when he was one of the top creative students. At school events and at lunch breaks, he was well-known for his freestyle rap performances.

During his free time, he would write rap lines and tunes on his notepad. His close pals would then watch in awe as he performed these songs, and they never stopped motivating him.

But he made the decision to pursue a career in music professionally in 2016. He made the decision to pursue music after honing his songwriting, singing, and rapping abilities through the tears. The stage name Mohbad was created during this time.

Mohbad made the decision to focus on Street Pop early in his career and looked up to musicians like Olamide, Dagrin, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh. He started going to local recording studios to create music in a blend of Pidgin and Yoruba.

He put out a few songs, which went alright in his neighborhood but didn’t gain him the traction he was hoping for. He started to record freestyle rap and singing videos to upload on his social media accounts in order to accelerate his professional development. This choice turned out to be a wise one, and he quickly gained popularity on social media as a result of the majority of his videos routinely going viral.

He also received calls for collaboration from A-list and up-and-coming artists in the business as a result of this move, which helped him land a significant break in the field. In December 2019, Mohbad achieved success after Naira Marley signed him to the recently established Marlian Music Records.

Mohbad has collaborated with a wide range of musicians since making his big-stage debut, including Oladips, Rexxie, Micee, Bella Shmurda, Lil Frosh, C Blvck, Zinoleesky, and Naira Marley.

He co-wrote the street anthem hit, KPK (Ko Po Ke), with award-winning producer Rexxie, and it was released in 2020. The song dominated numerous Street Pop and Afrobeats charts for weeks. The popularity of KPK increased Mohbad’s notoriety and fan base while also introducing him to the global music scene.

By releasing the party anthem Balan Zia Gar in 2020, he delighted his fans with yet another smash. The track quickly rose to prominence as the preferred music in clubs and gatherings all around the nation after its release.

Mohbad released popular tracks like Real Hustlers, Balan Zia Gar, Ronaldo, Jaabo, See My Bounzer, Fire, Oja, Adura, and Owaale between 2019 and 2022.

According to reports, Mohbad began writing rap songs early in life as part of his musical aspirations. He added singing as he developed musically and realized the value of versatility in a Nigerian rapper given the fierce competition in the field.

Mohbad Oba Imole didn’t hesitate to board that moving train because he not only dabbled in the singing aspect of music but also honed his singing sound. It is a trademark that being a rapper in Nigeria means you must be able to sing if you don’t want to make as much money as the singers, which saw most Nigerian rappers singing.

After releasing a number of tracks, Mohbad, a musician who is 26 years old, received a significant deal when Naira Marley invited him to join Marlian Records alongside Zinoleesky, Fabian Blu, and C Blvck. This turned out to be his most industry-breaking deal since his invasion.

Mohbad is presently contracted to Marlian Records. He recently released his first official single, “Koma Jensun,” which featured his label head Naira Marley. The song’s accompanying music video is currently doing well in the charts.

Social Media

Social media has played a huge role in Mohbad‘s rise in the industry. He has successfully built a large following on social media.

He has over 1 million followers on Instagram and over 159k on Twitter.

  • Instagram handle: @mohbad_official
  • Twitter handle: @iammohbad_

Personal Life

In Lekki, Lagos, the singer Mohbad dwells in a serviced apartment complex. Two unusual vehicles that he is proud to own are kept in his garage. He is sometimes referred to as Oba Imole.

His label mates Zinoleesky, C Blvck, and Fabian Blu are close pals of his.

The dark-skinned musician is adored by his followers because of his distinctive singing voice and exceptional songwriting skills.

Mohbad is not only a musician but also a brand influencer. He takes advantage of his famous profile to promote national brands’ goods and services.

Mohbad, a rapper, is currently single after ending a committed relationship months ago. If he meets the appropriate person, he will consider starting a new relationship.

The law enforcement authorities in Nigeria have oppressed Mohbad. After NDLEA agents searched his flat, he was taken into custody and remained there. Along with his label mate Zinoleesky, he was taken into custody. Naira Marley, the head of their label, stepped in to secure the pair’s release.

Net Worth

The singer Mohbad has made a name for himself in the music video. This is why he is often invited to perform at shows across the country. He also obtains royalties from his discography.

Thus, Mohbad is estimated to be having a net worth of US$200,000-US$400,000.

Discography

  • Komajensun (feat. Naira Marley)
  • Balan Zia Gar
  • Imole
  • Ronaldo
  • Oja (e.t.c)
  • KPK (featured by Rexxie)
  • Feel Good
  • KPK (Ko Po Ke)
  • Real Hustlers
  • Balan Zia Gar
  • Ronaldo
  • Jaabo
  • See My Bounzer
  • Fire
  • Oja
  • Adura
  • Owaale
  • BB2 Poverty