In a heartwarming show of solidarity and support, some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars, including Davido, Zlatan, Falz, and many others, gathered to pay their respects and honor the memory of Mohbad at a candlelight procession held in Lagos on the evening of September 21, 2023. The event served as a touching tribute to the late rising star, who tragically passed away earlier this month.
Mohbad, a young and immensely talented artist, had quickly made a name for himself in the Nigerian music industry with hits like “Feel Good” and “Marlians Anthem.” His untimely demise shocked and saddened fans and fellow musicians alike.
The candlelight procession, held at a serene park in Lagos, drew a massive crowd of fans, friends, and colleagues who came together to remember Mohbad’s contributions to the music world and to celebrate his short but impactful life.
Davido, one of Nigeria’s most prominent music icons, attended the event to show his support for Mohbad’s family and fellow artists. Davido, who had collaborated with Mohbad on a few tracks, expressed his grief at the loss of such a young talent. He shared some heartfelt words, saying, “Mohbad was not just an artist; he was a brother, a friend, and a future legend. His music will live on forever.”
Zlatan, another close friend and collaborator of Mohbad, also spoke fondly of the late artist. “Mohbad was like a brother to me,” he said. “We made great music together, and he was destined for greatness. His spirit will always be with us.”
Falz, known for his socially conscious lyrics, took the opportunity to highlight the importance of cherishing the artists among us. “We must remember that every artist, every musician, brings something unique to our lives,” he said. “Mohbad had a unique talent, and we should never forget the impact he made in such a short time.”
The candlelight procession featured live performances from some of Mohbad’s fellow artists who came to pay their respects. The atmosphere was a mix of sadness and celebration, with fans singing along to Mohbad’s songs and dancing to his beats. The park was adorned with candles, photographs of the late artist, and messages of love and remembrance.
Notably, the event also saw the presence of other prominent figures from the Nigerian entertainment industry, including Nollywood actors and actresses, producers, and directors, all showing their support for Mohbad’s family and friends.
As the night sky lit up with the glow of countless candles, it became clear that Mohbad’s legacy would endure through his music and the love he had garnered from fans and fellow artists. The candlelight procession served as a powerful reminder of the bond that unites Nigeria’s vibrant music industry and its commitment to celebrating and honoring its talented artists, even in their absence.
The loss of Mohbad has left a void in the Nigerian music scene, but his memory will continue to inspire the next generation of artists, reminding them of the passion, dedication, and talent that define the industry. As the candles flickered in the night, it was a poignant moment of reflection and a celebration of a life cut short but one that had shone brilliantly in the world of music.