RAPPER Mohbad has died at the age of 27 as his family pay tribute to the "bright" star.
It is not yet known how the Nigerian musician, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Alabama, died.
His family confirmed the death of the singer last night on Instagram with a heartbreaking statement.
They said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Promise Oladimeji Aloba PK/A Mohbad (Imole) today, the 12th of September, 2023.
“Mohbad was Light until the very end, and as we mourn the loss of the brightness he carried, the family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
“Imole is finally at Peace.”
Tributes have since poured in for the Afrobeats artist, whose real name was Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Alabama.
The 27-year-old's cause of death is not yet known.
His management team also confirmed the Nigerian star's death on X (formerly Twitter) last night.
Music executive Ovie tweeted, “Confirmed. Mohbad is dead.
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"Sad, sad day. R.I.P" followed by a broken heart emoji.
Known for his energetic live performances, the rapper was a rising star in Nigeria.
He had released several hit singles, including Ponmo, Feel Good, and Ko Por Ke.
Many fans have also taken to social media to express their condolences.
One said: "Mohbad is dead, but his legacy keep[s] him alive in our hearts.
"Keep resting in peace, Imole."
Another wrote: "Good night King."
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