Joseph Aloba, the father of the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has shed light on the swift burial of the artist, who tragically passed away at the age of 27 on September 12, with the burial taking place the very next day.
In a recent interview shared via Instagram by Temilola Sobola (@TemilolaSobola) on Tuesday, Aloba cited Yoruba culture as the primary reason for the rapid burial.
He explained that according to Yoruba customs, it is customary not to delay the burial of a deceased individual when both parents are still alive.
Aloba also noted that if Mohbad had passed away at an older age, the possibility of keeping his body in a mortuary for a later date might have been considered.
He disclosed that the land where his son was laid to rest belonged to Mohbad, and the late singer had intended to build a church on the property. He emphasised that the decision to conduct a swift burial was in line with Yoruba customs and traditions.
“In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the ki
nd to be kept when both of his parents are still alive,” he said.
“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that is the only land I know him to have owned.
“Truly he gave me the land to build my church because we had both agreed to build the church there and since that’s the only land I knew him to have.”
Meanwhile , the management of Mohbad, on Monday, announced a candlelight procession and tribute night for the late artiste Thursday (tomorrow) while the Lagos State Governor, on Wednesday, invited the Department of Security Services to join the probe of late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.