Nobody has shared my son’s royalties with me – Mohbad’s mother

Promise Aloba, mother of late rap star, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad, says she has not received any of her son’s royalties.

According to the grieving woman, none of Mohbad’s business allies and associates had visited the family to discuss about the money made from the huge streaming of his songs and albums after his death.

Mrs Aloba made this revelation in an interview with The Punch, clarifying that she knows nothing about such earnings he’s expected to get.

She said; “I don’t know anything about royalties. Naira Marley asked him (Mohbad) to attend shows, but he was scared. He called me, and I begged him, that the show was from Sam Larry. Nobody has talked to me about his royalties.”

Mohbad’s songs became so popular after his death that he gained billboard recognition. He was featured alongside several international music stars on the Billboard Hot Trending Songs Powered by X Chart for the September 23, 2023 week.

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CorrectNG recalls that Mrs Aloba said her late son, Mohbad promised to give her N5million (Five million naira) for her business on the day he died.

She made the revelation during an interview where she recalled how the rapper moved her from Ikorodu to a new apartment in Lagos. She said Mohbad rented a space which encompasses three shops for her and gave her money which she used to buy a generator and two big freezers.

The bereaved mother said she was expecting to get N5 million from the musician to buy goods on the day he passed away.

Her words; “I usually didn’t tell people I was Mohbad’s mother, because he was scared I might get kidnapped. I have spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, and he visited me three times before his demise. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu (in Lagos). He said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.

“He recently rented a space consisting of three shops for me, but I am yet to move there. He gave me money that I used to buy two big freezers and a big generator. The day he died, he promised to send me N5m, so I could buy goods for the shop.”

Promise added that her late son lived in fear and he did not enjoy himself, adding that she observed this whenever she visits his home.

She said; “Now, I am scared and I cannot go back to Ikorodu. I called someone to rent out the new shop to someone else, and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself. He lived in fear.

“Whenever I visited him, he would be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his Extended Play album, I was shocked that those people hadn’t left him. He usually went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.”