On Tuesday evening, Pakistani 'X' users were shocked to see hashtag '#RIPMeera' trending in the rightmost column of the platform X.
The hashtag had thousands of tweets under it which is why it appeared on the top - even above the trend related to #ShaheenShahAfridi [Pakistani cricket star who is getting married today].
Why couldn't it have been? After all, it was about Meera Jee.
The users seeing it instinctively assumed that the popular Pakistani actress Meera had died. However, the relief was swift as they found out that the hashtag was being used for another purpose.
What was #RIPMeera trend about?
The Pakistani users took a sigh of relief as they discovered the reality about the trend. It was not at all about Pakistani actress Meera or Meera Jee but about late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
The youth in three states of Nigeria today staged protests where the demonstrators sought justice for Mohbad, who died last Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday.
Peaceful protest una don turn am to war🙆♂️🙆♂️🙆♂️💔🏃♀️🏃♀️💨💨 my Abk people una well done oo#justiceformohbad Naira Marley #RIPMeera Toyin Abraham DJ Splash Ilerioluwa Aloba Zino Ondo Justice for Mohbad Yhemo Lee Molly Sanwo-Olu Angel Stip lyabo Ojo Sammy Larry #Justice4Mohbad pic.twitter.com/lGY3ggXfGq— Porche blog ✪ (@LekanPorche) September 19, 2023
Mohbad's death has attracted concerns, as some have accused the owner of Marlian Records and singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, of being involved in his death.