There isn’t a doubt that in loss of life, Mohbad has garnered extra worldwide recognition, set extra vital data and loved extra goodwill than he ever envisaged in his five-year musical profession.
Barely every week after his demise, Mohbad has surpassed worldwide superstars corresponding to Nicki Minaj, Eminem, 21 Savage, Woman Gaga, Chris Brown, and different music heavyweights to emerge because the forty sixth best-selling digital artiste on the planet.
World Digital Artist Rating is a rating statistic and metrics based mostly on the overall or all-time efficiency of a track(s) on main music websites, together with iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and Spotify.
When a music artiste passes on, it’s a norm that followers, music lovers or curious folks will mirror on the deceased singer’s life and work, resulting in a visual surge of their music streams.
It’s taking part in out Mohbad, who died on 12 September, aged 27, and was laid to relaxation in Ikorodu, Lagos State, the next day, has attained celebrity standing lower than two weeks after he died.
However not like others, the circumstances surrounding his loss of life have left many in shock, because the deceased singer continues to make headlines and dominate dialogue throughout and past the nation.
Every hour, extra proof retains surfacing on-line suggesting that the singer was not solely a sufferer of intimidation, bullying and assault however might need sunk deep into despair even at his loss of life.
Shockingly, Mohbad’s songs mirrored his real-life dilemma, as his lyrics foretold his loss of life and the occasions after that and revealed some cryptic messages about his life’s struggles.
Mohbad’s renewed fame is seen within the growing streams throughout numerous streaming platforms.
As of press time, the singer is ranked because the forty sixth best-selling digital artiste on the planet, a feat most of his colleagues have but to achieve even in their lifetime.
Mohbad’s songs, ‘Peace’, ‘Really feel Good’, and ‘Ask About Me’ at press time, are rated #1 on Spotify Nigeria and are topping throughout streaming platforms like Shazam, YouTube, iTunes, and Apple Music.
TurnTable Charts studies that Mohbad’s music streams have elevated by 702% since his loss of life.
The information from streaming platforms reveals that the late singer’s catalogue has garnered over 8.02 million on-demand streams, a leap from the earlier week’s 999,000 on-demand streams, spanning 1 September to 7 of the identical month.
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Amongst Mohbad’s repertoire, a number of tracks stood out as probably the most streamed throughout the interval of his demise, “Beast and Peace” notched up 1.22million on-demand streams, a staggering 716 per cent improve from 141,000, whereas ‘Ask About Me’ has revamped 1.06 million a exceptional 407 per cent rise from 208,000.
Equally spectacular was “Peace” with 837,000 on-demand streams, a mind-blowing 1378 per cent surge from 57,000, “Pariwo” with 707,000 on-demand streams, up by 588 per cent from 103,000, and “Sabi” amassing 608,000 on-demand streams, a putting 973 per cent soar from 57,000.
Earlier than his tragic demise, Mohbad had already left his mark on the charts with two prime 10 hits, “KPK (Ko Por Ke)”, peaking on the quantity three place in 2020 and “Really feel Good”, reaching No. 7 in 2021.
‘Imole’, as he usually eulogised himself, rapidly set himself other than the multitude of up-and-coming artistes, a transfer that noticed him hit stardom rapidly. He had all of the makings of a effective Afrobeats star.
His entry into Nigerian music gave audiences infectious tracks like ‘Ponmo’, ‘Really feel Good’ and the chart-topping “KPK (Ko Por Ke)”.
Not simply Mohbad, different artistes like Pop Smoke, Dagrin, Nipsey Hussle and lots of extra folks grew to become much more common after their demise.
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