Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely recognized as Mohbad, shed light on the swift burial of his son.
Mohbad passed away on September 12 at the age of 27 and his body was laid to rest the following day.
In a recent Instagram interview with Temilola Sobola (@TemilolaSobola), the late singer’s father attributed the quick burial to Yoruba culture, stating that it is customary not to delay the burial of all deceased individual when both parents are alive.
He noted that if Mohbad had passed away at an older age, the option of preserving his body in a mortuary for a later date might have been considered.
Mr. Aloba also disclosed that the land where his son was laid to rest belonged to the late singer, and he had given it to him to build a church.
Mr. Aloha said: “In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive
“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that is the only land I know him to have owned. Truly he gave me the land to build my church because we had both agreed to build the church there and since that’s the only land I knew him to have.”
Mohbad parted ways with Marlian Music, which is owned by Naira Marley, in February 2022.
The duo did not ended their deal in a friendly way and for that reason the label owner is believed to connect to the singer’s untimely death.
The Lagos State Police Command has also set up a 13-man panel to investigate Mohbad’s controversial death.