Nigerian artist, Patrick Okorie also known as Patoranking emphasized the significance of paying attention to a musician’s lyrics, stating that the late singer, Mohbad’s death could have been prevented.
During an interview with the Afrobeats podcast, Patoranking shared insights into his music career and expressed his sorrow over the loss of Mohbad, highlighting the need for fans to understand the messages conveyed in songs.
He added that Mohbad doesn’t deserve what happened to him, noting that it is important to seek justice for him.
It’s so sad when you open your phone and you see Mohbad’s pictures and you come to the realization that he is not coming back again. It’s still hard to believe that he is gone.
I sent him a DM in April just to commend his work and he replied to me. He didn’t deserve what happened to him. Seeking Justice for him is very important and I stand by it.
It is very good to pay attention to the lyrics. If we had paid attention to lyrics we would have seen signs from Mohbad.”
He further mentioned how he commemorated Mohbad during his album listening party in London, expressing the sadness he feels at the thought of not seeing Mohbad again.
He also explained that his choice to sing in pidgin was to connect with a broader global audience and enable them to appreciate his music.
MohBad, stirred many controversies and protests across the country with youths demanding justice for the singer as his death was believed to have been orchestrated in September 2023.
Story: Christy Dung