Super Eagles' Maduka Okoye grieves over the death of Afrobeat singer Mohbad via his social media.
Super Eagles and Udinese goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have taken to social media to express grief and condolences over the death of Afrobeats rising star Mohbad.
Mohbad dies at age 27
Yesterday evening, Pulse.ng confirmed devastating news that had been making the rounds on the internet: the passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (Mohbad).
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The Ko Po Ke crooner reportedly visited the hospital to treat an infection that stemmed from an injury on Tuesday, September 12. He was said to have passed moments after getting an injection at the hospital.
A statement was released via the singer’s X account later that night, further confirming the sad news.
"It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A Mohbad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023. Mohbad was a light until the very end, and as we mourn the loss of the brightness he carried, the family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Imole is finally at peace."
The singer has reportedly been buried today, Wednesday, September 13, with videos surfacing on the internet to that effect.
Maduka Okoye grieves Mohbad’s death
The young artiste’s death at such a relatively tender age is a sad one, and many have expressed and are still expressing grief.
German-born Super Eagles goalkeeper Okoye joined in on the condolences as he took to his X account to post “R.I.P. Imole.” ‘Imole’ is the artiste’s catchphrase and moniker.
Okoye, capped 16 times for the Nigerian national team, currently plays his football in Serie A with Udinese after a tough spell at Watford, where he scrapped for game time.
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