Mohbad’s candlelight and tribute concert will take place in Lagos today, Thursday, September 21, 2023, in honour of the singer. It has been more than one week since the passing of the Nigerian singer.
Fans and well-wishers will gather to give the music star whose real name is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, but popularly known as Mohbad, a fitting farewell.
Throughout Nigeria, numerous rallies have been held, with many young people calling for an investigation into his sudden demise and the alleged mistreatment he endured during his time with his former record label, Marlian Records.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the news of Mohbad’s candlelight and tribute concert was shared on his official Twitter page, providing all the plans and arrangements for the upcoming services. In the message, the management expressed gratitude to Mohbad’s fans and supporters for the love and support they have extended since his passing.
“We appreciate the outpouring of love from Fans across the world to the ones who’ve organized events in their communities as a way to honour and pay respect to our shining light we say thank you. Join us for Mohbad’s Candlelight Procession and Tribute Concert.”
The flyer announced that they will have a candlelight procession on Thursday, September 21, 2023. People will gather at the Lekki phase one gate and walk together in honour of the star. They will walk to Muri Okunola Park on Victoria Island, where the tribute concert will happen.
More details that were added in the tweet read below,
“Date: Thursday 21st September 2023. Candlelight Procession Start Point: Lekki Phase 1 Gate. Time: 5 pm (The candlelight procession will begin at Lekki Phase 1 Gate and end at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos) Tribute Concert Starts at 8 pm prompt at Muri Okunola Park.”
Mohbad passed away on September 2, 2023, at the age of 27, which was a big shock and very sad for many people. Nigerians in Nigeria and other countries have been very sad about his death and have asked for an explanation because it happened strangely. The Nigerian police are now looking into what happened, and they’ve asked the chief coroner of Lagos state to do an autopsy.
At the event, people who care about Mohbad are requested to wear white clothes. This is because white represents the light that he brought to the lives of those who knew him and the impact his music had on their hearts.
Broken down details about Mohbad’s candlelight and tribute concert in Lagos:
Where will it take place?
- The procession of mourners will begin at the Lekki Phase One gate and proceed to the Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island.
What time is the procession?
- The procession is set to start at 5 p.m.
Is there a specific dress code?
- People attending are asked to wear white T-shirts.
When will the concert commence?
- The tribute concert for Mohbad will start at 8 p.m. following the procession.
Where is the concert happening?
- The concert is planned to be held at the Muri Okunola Park.
To guide you on the candlelight procession and tribute, follow these instructions:
- Wear a white T-shirt.
- Make sure to arrive at the starting point (Lekki Phase One) by 5 p.m. or earlier.
- Follow the instructions of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
- Comply with the Nigerian police force, the Nigerian army, security officers, and all safety marshals.
- Walk in pairs.
- Do not bring sharp or dangerous objects, bottles, or weapons.
- Parking is available at the Nigerian Law School.
- If you notice something unusual or have any concerns, please inform one of the security officers present at the event.
- Prepare your heart to be sober and pay your respect to the reason for the event.
For more information about Mohbad, check here.