Street hop sensation, Naira Marley, recently shared a video shedding light on the struggles faced by the late singer Mohbad, including his battle with suicidal thoughts. The video, which Naira Marley shared, depicted a heartfelt conversation between him and Mohbad before the tragic passing of the young artist.
In the emotional video, originally posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) by Social Media Influencer Reno Omokri, Mohbad opened up about the mental and emotional challenges he was grappling with, notably, his struggle with depression.
The untimely demise of Mohbad has left the music community in deep sorrow, triggering conversations and various conspiracy theories surrounding the circumstances of his death.
This marks Naira Marley’s second official statement addressing the speculations following Mohbad’s passing. In an earlier statement posted on his Instagram handle, Naira Marley vehemently denied any involvement in Mohbad’s death, stating, “Permit me to categorically state that I have no hand in the death of Ilerioluwa, either directly or indirectly.”
Additionally, the British-Nigerian singer addressed rumors suggesting that Marlian Records, the label he heads, operates as a drug cartel. He firmly refuted these claims, asserting, “I am not a drug lord, nor do I, Marley, belong to any cult or fraternity. I’m dedicated to proving my innocence, and I’m cooperating with the authorities to clear my name with sufficient evidence.” The singer remains resolute in demonstrating his innocence and is actively engaging with the authorities in this regard.
“Mohbad surrounded himself with a lot of cultists”
– Naira Marley pic.twitter.com/hRUah7qqr2
— TheWhy. 👻 (@Zarpisbm) September 28, 2023
Popular writer and social media influencer Solomon Buchi has previously asserted that most influential Nigerian musicians are cultists.
Buchi made this claim following the raging controversies surrounding the death of Nigerian singer Mohbad, who was formerly signed to Marlian Records.
Mohbad died on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in a controversial manner.
Naira Marly, the owner of Marlian Records, and his associate, Sam Larry, came under heavy fire on social media after a series of documents and videos of the duo subjecting the late singer to relentless bullying for leaving Marlian Records surfaced on the internet.
Reacting to the video and all the recent happenings in a series of posts on his Instagram page, Solomon Buchi said: “I’ve been under the pages of books researching about Mohbad, his music boss, Naira Marley, and other parties that were involved in his life until his unfortunate demise. This has reinforced my belief that the Nigerian music industry is a cesspool of cultism, gangsterism, diabolical politics, and abysmal moral values.
“I listened to very few of his songs and noticed the pain in his voice, the sonorous and sober tone, and his poignant lyrics that often expressed the difficulty of life. His music mirrored his deepest struggles and his hope to overcome them. It got me thinking about the rot, evil, and darkness that exist in the realm of entertainment.
“Almost nothing to be exemplary of Naira Marley, Mohbad’s boss, who rose to fame by subliminally endorsing fraud and other negative vices. Now, he’s roped into this situation with strong and believable allegations of Mohbad’s death on him. And most of our youngsters listened to him and praised him until just before Mohbad’s death.
“Generally, the Nigerian music industry is a game of dirty power, gang rivalry, and shady deals. Most popular Nigerian musicians are cultists. Through their music, dressing, videos, lingo, and fraternal phrases, they are easy to identify. And what do they do? Of course, they don’t kill mosquitoes or keep peace—it’s a cycle of chaos. RIP Mohbad.”