Prominent Nigerian singer, Abiola Ahmed Akinbiyi, known in the music scene as Bella Shmurda, has revealed a heartfelt conversation he had with his mother following the tragic passing of his close friend and fellow artist, Promise IleriOluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
During a candlelight procession held in honor of late Mohbad in Canada on Saturday, September 23, 2023, Bella Shmurda disclosed the poignant advice he received from his mother.
“This person is my brother, he’s my guy, he’s my best friend. It’s so sad that when I left Nigeria, like two or three days after, I got a call that Mohbad was dead, it was so funny,” he shared.
The unexpected loss of Mohbad, a former Malian Records signee, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music industry, prompting fans and celebrities to call for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise.
“My mum had to call me, ‘Bella, don’t come home yet, stay put there.’ I understand what she’s saying,” Bella Shmurda revealed, conveying his mother’s concerns for his well-being.
He further paid tribute to the late artist and expressed gratitude to everyone present for the commemorative event, while advocating for justice for Mohbad.