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Here Is What To Know About Mohbad’s Candlelight Service And Tribute Concert

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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.

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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.

It read,

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.

Mohbad: Management announces candlelight, tribute concert Thursday

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.

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Kate Henshaw Breaks Silence On Her Mother’s Passing

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Kate Henshaw lost her mother, who passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. The news was first shared publicly by Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

Following the news, Kate Henshaw took to Instagram to confirm the passing of her mother. She also expressed her appreciation for the public’s support and requested that they keep her in their thoughts during this difficult time.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my mother on March 1st 2024,” the actress wrote. “Your prayers mean the world to me during this difficult time. Please keep my family in your thought. Rest in peace Mummy. Love. Kate Henshaw,” the statement reads.

 

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The news of Kate Henshaw’s mother’s passing comes a few days after the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, shared the news on his official Instagram page on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. This suggests there may have been a short delay between passing and the public announcement.

Sad Day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didnt make it. May his soul rest in peace. @actorsguildofnigeria,” his post read.

Fans and fellow actors from the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, have flooded Kate Henshaw’s Instagram page with messages of condolence and support in the wake of her mother’s passing.

Sending you love sis, May God strengthen your family at this time. And May her gentle soul rest with the angels 🙏🏾 Hugs ❤️,” the actress Susan Peters said.

“God Abeg oooo! So sorry sis 😢😢😢 pls take heart,” the actress Uche Ogbodo said.

“Dear Aunty Kate, My Condolences 💐 It is well with you and your Family❤,” the actor Oluwaseyi Kelvin Audu said.

“My deepest condolence Sis. May God comfort you at this trying time . God rest her soul 🙏🕊️❤️,” actor Ken Erics posted.

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Burna Boy Achieves Historic Feat At Sold-out Boston Concert

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Burna Boy continues to solidify his status as a global music powerhouse with his captivating live performances. On March 2nd, the superstar headlined a sold-out show at the 20,000-seat TD Arena in Boston, marking another stop on his “I Told Them” tour.

This concert further cemented his reputation as a global entertainer following his historic back-to-back sold-out shows at the 19,000-capacity Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, making him the first African artist to achieve this feat.

The Boston concert wasn’t just about electrifying the audience with his music. Burna Boy also received special recognition from the Mayor of Boston, who presented him with a plaque commemorating “Burna Boy Day.”

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Burna Boy’s success transcends individual performances and tours. Since his 2018 international breakthrough with the hit single “YE,” he has consistently broken records and achieved numerous firsts for Nigerian and African music.

Notably, he became the first Nigerian mainstream pop artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving it for his fifth album, “Twice As Tall.” He also holds the record for most Grammy nominations (10) for a Nigerian artist and is the first African artist to win three consecutive BET Awards.

 

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Burna Boy’s impact extends beyond the awards and accolades. He is consistently pushing boundaries in the live performance scene. He holds the distinction of being the first African artist to headline stadium concerts in both the United Kingdom and the United States, further solidifying his position as a global leader in Afrobeats and a true inspiration to the continent.

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SZA Beats Burna Boy, Asake To 2024 BRIT Awards

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The 2024 Brit Awards, held on February 2nd at the O2 Arena in London, saw British music celebrate its biggest names. While the ceremony wasn’t all wins for Nigerian artists, it was still a night to remember.

Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Asake were nominated for the Best International Artist category but ultimately lost to American R&B singer SZA.

Unfortunately, Rema‘s hit song “Calm Down” wasn’t awarded the International Song of the Year. The award went to the popular track “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus. However, receiving a nomination itself is a significant achievement, showcasing the global recognition of Rema’s music.

Full Winners List at the 2024 BRIT Awards

Artist of the year

Raye

Group of the year

Jungle

Album of the year

Raye – My 21st Century Blues

Song of the year

Raye featuring 070 Shake – Escapism

Best new artist

Raye

International artist of the year

SZA

International group of the year

Boygenius

International song of the year

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Best alternative/rock act

Bring Me The Horizon

Best hip-hop/grime/rap act

CasIsDead

Best dance act

Calvin Harris

Best pop act

Dua Lipa

Best R&B act

Raye

Rising star

The Last Dinner Party

Songwriter of the year

Raye

Producer of the year

Chase and Status

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