Grieving mum of late music star, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad has revealed why he kept her off publicity.
Speaking to newsmen on Friday at her son’s residence in Lekki Lagos, the mother also disclosed that he changed her residence and relocated her to Ikorodu five months ago.
According to Mama Promise, he moved her from her former residence to one closer to where he could easily come to greet her.
On why Mohbad hid her from the people, she said this was because of the numerous crises he faced.
She said on one occasion after he was beaten up, she had to insist he called some other musicians to report the situation to them.
She said he then told her that his fear about not wanting to show her off to the world at the time was so she would not be kidnapped.
She said, “I don’t tell people I’m Mohbad’s mother because he was scared I might get kidnapped or killed. I’ve spent just five months in the new house he rented for me and he even visited me three times. He took me out of where I was living to Ikorodu, he said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.
He just rented a huge shop (3 shops) for me, I’m yet to open it, he gave me money that I used to buy two big freezers and a big generator . The day he died, he promised to send N5 million so I can buy goods to stock up the shops.
His wife said she would come and see me, that I should get someone that will support me because we cannot buy the goods at once, that it will take us 3 days to buy the all the goods.
But now I’m scared, I can’t go back to Ikorodu, I called someone to help me rent the shop out and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself, he lived in fear. He did not enjoy himself.
Whenever I visited him here, he sat right there and I’d sit with him, then take him upstairs to sleep but he would be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his EP, I said these people haven’t left you, and he always went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice .
I spent 10 days with him, I did not know he was going to die, I left on Saturday and he died on Monday. And the reason I left on Saturday was because he had a show, he begged, begged, and begged me not to leave. So I told him that he should allow me to go to church on Sunday, that I’ve missed church for two weeks and I needed to go and pray because I’m losing myself. It was the church that I mentioned that made him let me go.
In fact, my son and his wife were pranking me and I told him that I was going but because he didn’t want me to go, he delayed giving me my feeding money because he knew I’d leave if he gave me the money.. Normally, he gave me feeding allowance every month.”