Famous Nigerian musician Seun Kuti has criticized Nigerians who have been condemning the father of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, for the swift burial of his son.
Mohbad passed away on September 12 at the age of 27 and was laid to rest just one day after the tragic incident in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The immediate burial generated significant discussion on social media, with fans and netizens criticizing Mohbad’s father for not conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death before the burial.
In response to these critics, Seun Kuti, during an interview with media personality Nedu on ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast, argued that poverty played a major role in the situation, leading to the condemnation of Mohbad’s father.
He questioned why any reasonable father would want to keep his deceased son’s body for days. Seun Kuti pointed out that if someone like Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola had made the same decision, it wouldn’t have faced such backlash, as people would have paid him condolence visits.
Seun Kuti added that Nigerians are criticizing Mohbad’s father because of his financial status rather than offering condolences and support during this difficult time.