Celebrating One Year Of Mohbad’s “Blessed” EP Remembering Mohbad: A Light That Shined Bright

“There’s no neat resolution to his life, he could’ve written so many more chapters if he had more time. However, his work is testament that he lived as best as he could. In a sense, he’s found the light.” – Dennis Ade Peter

On June 30, 2023, musician Mohbad, born Oladimeji Ilerioluwa Aloba, released his sophomore project, “Blessed.”

In the Afropop galaxy, Mohbad’s light shone uniquely. True to his chosen moniker “Imole,” meaning “light,”  he captivated audiences worldwide with his unique blend of Afropop styles.

Mohbad’s debut EP captured the hearts of the underground music scene. During the pandemic, he offered an escape for fans with the viral hit “KPK,” providing an avenue to dance and celebrate. His music consistently resonated with listeners, fostering a sense of relatability.

A Year Since “Blessed”

Today, we mark the first anniversary of the “Blessed” EP. It retained the signature soulful vocals synonymous with Mohbad’s music, offering deep reflection.

“Blessed” showcased Mohbad’s versatility. He transitioned from relatable “everyman” to a charismatic “ghetto gospel preacher,” a wise “griot,” and even surprised fans with his romantic side. The EP detailed his experiences, his commanding baritone voice demanding attention, and his lyrics delivering relatable messages.

Mohbad’s music on “Blessed” blended various Afropop influences. He wove the driving energy of fuji percussion, the rhythms of amapiano log drums, and an Afro-adura atmosphere, highlighting his evolution. His verses left an immediate, lasting impression on any listener.

The project also featured collaborations with long-time friend Bella Shmurda and the energetic Zlatan, known as the “Zanku Boss.”

Mohbad’s spirit lives on through the energy of his music. Let’s keep his flame burning bright by continuing to celebrate his life and art. Blast his music, share your favourite memories, and forever cherish the light of Mohbad, the “Imole.”



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