Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, known by his stage name Mohbad, is a rising singer, songwriter, and rapper, born on June 8, 1996.
Mohbad busted into the Nigerian music scene following collaboration with musician and producer Rexxie to create Ko Po Ke (KPK), having been signed to Marlian Records by popular street musician Naira Marley.
The number-one singles Real Hustlers, Ronaldo, Jaabo, and Balan Zia Gar were all composed by him. He also sang on the recordings of well-known songs, including See My Bounzer, Fire, Oja, Adura, and Owaale.
Mohbad Early Life
Midway during the 1990s, Mohbad was born into the Oladimeji family on June 8th, 1996, in Ketu, Lagos State. He was nurtured by middle-class parents who instilled strong moral values in him. He was born and raised in Lagos, where he spent his formative years.
A Yoruba from southwest Nigeria, Mohbad was brought up a Christian by his Christian parents. Although he had issues communicating in English in school, he mastered the Yoruba language as a young child.
Mohbad Music Career
The origins of Mohbad’s love of music may be found in his high school years, as 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 verses and songs on his notepad. His close pals would then watch in awe as he performed these songs, and they never stopped motivating him.
He made the decision to pursue music as a career after honing his songwriting, singing, and rapping abilities through the tears. The stage name Mohbad was created during this time.
Early in his career, Mohbad focused on Street Pop and admired artists like Olamide, Dagrin, Naira Marley, and Lil Kesh. He began traveling to nearby recording facilities to make music in a pidgin and Yoruba mashup.
He put out a few songs, which went alright in his neighborhood but didn’t gain him the traction he was hoping for. In order to hasten his professional development, he began to record freestyle rap and singing videos to post on his social media pages. This decision proved to be sensible, and as a result of the bulk of his films frequently going viral, he swiftly garnered recognition on social media.
As a result of this action, he also received requests for collaboration from A-list and upcoming artists in the industry, which assisted him in getting a big break in the industry. Mohbad found popularity in December 2019 after Naira Marley signed him to the just-launched Marlian Music Records.
Since making his big-stage debut, Mohbad has worked with a variety of artists, including Oladips, Rexxie, Micee, Bella Shmurda, Lil Frosh, C Blvck, Zinoleesky, and Naira Marley.
Together with Grammy-winning producer Rexxie, he co-wrote the 2020 hit street anthem KPK. Ko Po Ke For weeks, the song ruled many Street Pop and Afrobeats charts. Mohbad’s fame and fan base grew thanks to KPK’s success, which also introduced him to the world of international music.
He thrilled his fans with another hit in 2020 when he dropped the party anthem Balan Zia Gar. After its release, the song swiftly gained popularity and became the go-to song in clubs and gatherings all throughout the country.
Between 2019 and 2022, Mohbad released a number of well-known songs, including Real Hustlers, Balan Zia Gar, Ronaldo, Jaabo, See My Bounzer, Fire, Oja, Adura, and Owaale.
Mohbad reportedly started writing rap songs at a young age as part of his desire to become a musician. As he improved musically and became aware of the importance of flexibility in a Nigerian rapper, given the intense competition in the industry, he added singing.
Imole, as he is fondly called, 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, the 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 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.
Mohbad Private Life
The singer resides in a complex of serviced apartments in Lekki, Lagos. His garage is home to two odd vehicles that he is proud to own. Oba Imole is another name for him.
He is good friends with Zinoleesky, C Blvck, and Fabian Blu, who are label mates. The dark-skinned performer’s devoted fans appreciate him for his unusual singing voice and extraordinary songwriting abilities.
Mohbad is a brand influencer in addition to being a musician. He uses his well-known status to advertise products and services from national brands.
Mohbad Love Life
Mohbad is currently single after breaking up with a long-term partner months ago. If the right person comes along, he will think about beginning a new relationship.
Mohbad has been victimized by Nigerian police enforcement. He was arrested and held there after NDLEA agents investigated his apartment. He was hauled into arrest, together with Zinoleesky, another member of his label. Their label’s CEO, Naira Marley, intervened to secure the duo’s release.
Breakup From Marlian Records
Following a series of in-house fighting with Naira Marley, the CEO of Marlian Records, in which Mohbad publicly accused Marly of physical abuses, he ended his contracted to sign for another record label.
Life On Social Media
Mohbad 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 talent to watch out for.
Social media has been crucial to Mohbad’s success in the field. On social media, he has been successful in growing a sizable following.
He has more than 159k followers on Twitter and over a million on Instagram.
Current net worth
Mohbad’s net worth, according to available information, is pegged between US$200,000 and US$400,000.