The father of the Nigerian musician Mohbad has finally provided an explanation for the hasty burial of his son.
Following Mohbad’s untimely death, which occurred a few days prior, social media was flooded with videos of his burial, prompting some individuals to question the authenticity of the reports.
Mr. Joseph Aloba, who serves as a pastor, has conducted a series of interviews to address these concerns and confirm the reality of his son’s burial.
He affirmed that Mohbad had indeed been laid to rest, and the decision to do so promptly was deliberate. In accordance with Yoruba cultural traditions, the father explained that when someone passes away at a young age, it is customary to conduct an early burial.
Therefore, the family opted to adhere to this cultural practice by arranging for Mohbad’s burial shortly after his unfortunate demise.
He said: “In Yoruba land, his corpse is not the kind to be kept when both of his parents are still alive. Assuming he died at an older age, we might have considered putting his body in the mortuary and taking it at a later date. That same night we took him away from there and buried him where we did.”
His father explained that he was buried on the yam farm because it was the only piece of land his son owned and it was the only place he could think of to bury him because he originally gave it to him for a church.
“That land where Mohbad was buried is his only land, that’s 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…” he noted.