Pastor Tunde Bakare, a Nigerian religious leader, responded to the unexpected demise of Nigerian artist Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, widely recognized as Mohbad, who tragically passed away at the age of 27 on September 12.
In a sermon delivered in Leicester, United Kingdom, on September 24, 2023, the clergyman suggested that the late musician’s death could be linked to his life choices and actions.
He asserted that when the late singer was drinking, smoking, and associating with evil people while he was alive, he didn’t realize that the ‘harvest’ would come so soon.
Speaking on the topic ‘Harvest’, the former presidential aspirant said,
“My wife and I listened to a tape last night on Mohbad. How many of you know MohBad? The Nigerian artiste who died at 27? Mohbad.
When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth.
I am not blaming him, I am just telling you. Is Mohbad a good name? Moh Bad.
There was a young man older than I am. He was a driver and his nickname was Èsù (devil). Everywhere he went, people hailed him as Èsù and he would acknowledge them.
The day he crashed the car, he killed people, and they threw him behind jail. When he was brought out, he said, ‘Méè Sèsù Méè Sèsù (I am not the devil).”