Sammy Larry under fire after video of harassment on Mohbad

Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, professionally known as MohBad, was a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter, born on June 8, 1996, and tragically passed away on September 12, 2023. Hailing from Lagos, he made a name for himself in the music industry. Initially signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records, MohBad decided to leave the label in 2022. He gained widespread recognition for his hit singles, including “Ponmo,” “Feel Good,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke),” a collaboration with Rexxie. “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” received three nominations at The Headies Awards in 2022. MohBad’s debut album, titled “Light,” was released in the fourth quarter of 2020, following the success of his viral track “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh. His remarkable talent led to five nominations at The Beatz Awards 2021, and he was acknowledged as one of Audiomack’s top 21 Afrobeat artists in 2021. In 2022, MohBad released “Peace,” a track produced by Rexxie, and his music consistently charted high on TurnTable charts, achieving a top-50 ranking in 2021 and a top-100 position in 2022. MohBad’s significant contributions to the Nigerian music industry left an enduring impact, and he will be remembered for his exceptional artistry.

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The Elegushi Royal Family of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom in Lagos State has officially distanced itself from Samson Balogun, commonly known as Sammy Larry, a show promoter and socialite. In a statement released on September 14, 2023, the royal family made it clear that Sammy Larry is not affiliated with the royal family in any official capacity. MohBad, recognized for his unique baritone voice and hit songs like “Ask About Me,” “Pariwo,” and “Peace,” has left his devoted fan base in shock and sorrow due to his untimely demise. His music deeply resonated with audiences and firmly established him as an emerging star in the Nigerian music scene. The music industry, as well as his loyal fans, will undoubtedly mourn the loss of this exceptional talent, whose departure came far too soon.

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The statement clarified that Sammy Larry, like other members of the public, visits the palace to pay respects to the king and seek blessings, similar to celebrities, politicians, religious figures, and community leaders. The royal family expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, and called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Furthermore, the statement referenced a recent incident involving Sammy Larry, where he and his associates disrupted Mohbad’s video shoot with Zlatan Ibile, which had sparked criticism on social media. Mohbad, the Nigerian singer known for his association with Naira Marley’s Marlian Music record label, tragically passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2023. This unfortunate event occurred approximately one year after his controversial departure from the record label.