Akure & Lagos: The call for justice resounds as celebrities and fans join forces in a series of protests following the tragic death of Nigerian singer Mohbad. In a poster shared on Instagram, the Akure protest is set to commence today at the Paneke Skating Ground, while the Lagos leg of the protest, led by prominent figures, is scheduled for Wednesday at Elegushi Beach on Victoria Island.
Nollywood Actress Iyabo Ojo Takes the Lead
Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, at the forefront of the Lagos protest, revealed that her NGO, Pinkies Foundation, intends to deliver a letter to the state government ahead of Wednesday’s rally. During an Instagram live session, the actress passionately called upon celebrities from across the nation to stand in solidarity during this critical time.
In her address, Iyabo Ojo made a direct appeal to Governor Sanwo-Olu, urging him to utilize his office to ensure a thorough investigation into Mohbad’s death. She emphasized the need for a transparent process, stating, “We don’t want an audio investigation. Mohbad was everybody’s child. We failed him when he was alive, and we must not fail him in death. Ensure that justice is served in this case.”
SDP Appeals for Non-Violence Amid Grief
In the midst of this fervor, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) weighed in on the matter. The party, represented by its South-West Zonal Secretary, Mr. Femi Olaniyi, issued a plea to aggrieved fans, urging them to refrain from resorting to violence while coping with the sudden loss of the beloved singer. SDP expressed its heartfelt condolences to Mohbad’s family and associates during this challenging time.
As the protests gain momentum, the demand for justice for Mohbad continues to resonate across Nigeria, with celebrities and fans alike coming together to seek answers and accountability for the tragic loss of a promising young talent.