Mohbad passed NECO at one sitting, I was surprised when he joined Marlians – High school principal

Mohbad’s secondary school principal, Abidemi Faboye, has revealed that the late singer passed his National Examination Council Exam, (NECO) in 2015 at one sitting.

The proprietor of Abifab College, Ikorodu recalled his memories of the popular musician in an interview with The Punch. He said he was surprised to learn that Mohbad whom he knew as Promise, had become an artiste.

Faboye said when the Ko Por Ke crooner enrolled in his secondary school in 2013, he knew him as a quiet boy that was abit more mature than his classmates.

According to the proprietor, he found it hard to believe when Mohbad joined Naira Marley’s Marlian Music because he thought his former student would not be able to cope with their way of life.

He said; “I knew him when he enrolled in my school in 2013. His elder sister, Blessing, also graduated from the school in 2013. He was brought from a public school, and he was a quiet boy. He was tall and slim. It was years after secondary school that he added weight.

He was 17 years old, and was a bit more mature than some of his classmates. He wrote the National Examination Council senior secondary certificate exam in 2015, and made his papers in one sitting. He spent two years in the school, and there was a transformation in his life. He always called me, ‘daddy’. I always wanted my students to call me ‘Abifab’ or ‘Mr Abifab’, but he found it difficult to call me that. Whenever Promise (Ilerioluwa) called me ‘daddy’, I would tell him to call me ‘Abifab’; and he would just laugh.”

Faboye added; “When I heard that he was a member of the Marlian group, I was surprised. I doubted if he could cope with such group. Although he was mature, I felt he must have mixed with a few others who joined the record label. I prayed that God would be with him, because after he left school, we did not communicate regularly.”

Speaking on the type of student Mohbad was, the principal said; “He was in commercial class, and he had very good results. I would not say he was an excellent student, but he was above average. He was an easygoing person, who only played occasionally. He never made trouble.

He wanted to study Accounting, and I told him there was no way he could do that without mathematics. So, he improved in mathematics and financial accounting.”