”The only reason why people tag Mohbad’s father as evil is because he’s poor” – Seun Kuti


Popular Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has slammed those condemning the father of the late Nigerian musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as Mohbad, for burying him hastily.

NAIJALOADED reports that Mohbad, who died on September 12, in a controversial manner, was buried the following day, Wednesday 13 September 2023.

The burial seems not to have sat well with many of the singer’s fans who took to social media to call out the ‘peace’ hitmaker’s father for burying him without proper arrangements and investigations.

Reacting to the condemnation trailing Mohbad’s burial, Seun Kuti in his recent interview with media personality, Nedu’s Thehonestbunch podcast, stated that the deceased father is only receiving condemnation because he is poor.

“Poverty is playing a big role in this whole Mohbad issue.

People are saying Mohbad’s father killed him because he buried him early.

Who will be looking at his son’s dead body for two to three days?”

He queried.

Speaking in Pidgin, Kuti asked,


“If na Otedola pikin die and he bury am overnight, wetin anybody go talk here?

No be sey una go dey give am condolences visit for house?

“Instead of us to be consoling the man, we are making him evil that can kill his son.

Somebody that just lost his child.

You like the boy pass am na hin dem dey bully the boy all these days and you no talk anything.”