The father of the late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, appeared in an interview with BBC where he made a sensitive statement about his late son and his step mum, who had asked him to choose between her and his son.
This statement comes weeks after the death of his son, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Mohbad was pronounced dead on September 12, allegedly due to an ear infection.
While the actual cause of his death hasn’t been confirmed by the authorities involved, his father has shared a recent statement regarding his late son and his stepmother.
In his statement, which was originally made in Pidgin English but translated to English by Gistreel, he said:
“My name is Mr. Aloba Joseph Oluwabamiwo, and I am the father of the late Mohbad.”
“Mohbad was a quiet person who didn’t talk much. Whatever you gave him would satisfy him. He was my friend, and we used to go out together.”
“Whatever I was doing, he would always join me, and we were very close. We were like brothers.”
“Ilerioluwa was someone who liked to do the things I did. He saw me as a bishop, and when I went out, he was ready to follow me.”
“Sometimes, he would dance, and sometimes, he would support me. That’s how we started.”
“I never thought he could even sing, but there was a time when we were at a Redeemed Church, and I promised him that after I finished building our house, I would buy him a talking drum. He was happy.”
“After buying him that talking drum, within three days, he learned how to play it. I was so surprised.”
Speaking about marrying multiple wives, he said:
“I can say Mohbad was the reason for having multiple wives because after his mother left me, I had to marry another person.”
“The second wife was understanding at first, but later, when Mohbad wanted to go to school, she started complaining, saying,
‘You don’t open up to me,’ ‘You do everything with your son.’ She even said,
‘It’s either you choose me or your son,’ and I told her I would choose my son.”
The statement about Mohbad’s stepmother was made around the 4:00-minute mark in the video.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
“His step-mom asked me to choose between her and my son”
– Mohbad’s Dad pic.twitter.com/zWr10j23Gw
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) October 3, 2023