Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria – In a heartfelt display of grief and solidarity, scores of youths in Ado-Ekiti came together on Tuesday night to hold a candlelight procession in honor of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad. The event, which took place at the popular Adekunle Fajuyi Park, not only drew emotional tributes but also caused significant traffic disruptions under the Fajuyi Bridge.
According to reports, Adekunle Fajuyi Park, a favorite gathering spot for Mohbad’s fans across the state, was filled to capacity as mourners came together to remember the talented artist.
Wearing black clothes as a symbol of mourning, the grieving youths lit candles to bid a poignant farewell to the late musician, whose music had touched the hearts of many. The candlelight vigil was a powerful testament to the impact Mohbad had on his fans and the community.
The outpouring of grief and solidarity led to unexpected traffic congestion under the Fajuyi Bridge, as motorists found themselves navigating through the crowd. The traffic hold-ups served as a testament to the sheer number of people who had gathered to pay their respects.
Amidst the somber atmosphere, some of the youths voiced their sorrow over the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s untimely death. The loss of a young and talented artist has undoubtedly left a void in the hearts of his fans and the music industry as a whole.
To ensure that the procession remained peaceful and orderly, a significant presence of security operatives, including police, army personnel, and Civil Defence officers, was noted throughout the event. Their presence helped to maintain a sense of security during this emotionally charged gathering.
The procession itself saw the mourners moving from Adekunle Fajuyi Park through Dalimore to Adebayo, all within Ado-Ekiti. The candlelight vigil provided an opportunity for the community to come together and share their grief, offering solace and support to one another during this difficult time.
Mohbad, whose music resonated with many, will be remembered not only for his musical talent but also for the unity and love his fans exhibited during this emotional farewell. The candlelight procession at Adekunle Fajuyi Park was a touching tribute to an artist whose memory will continue to live on through his music and the hearts of those who cherished him.