Nigerian music sensation Azeez Fashola, more commonly known as Naira Marley, recently took to his official Instagram page to express his deep sorrow over the passing of his former signee, Mohbad.
On September 15th, 2023, Naira Marley shared his profound grief, revealing how shattered he feels by Mohbad’s tragic death. It’s worth noting that the 27-year-old Mohbad passed away on September 12th, 2023, and was subsequently laid to rest on September 13th, 2023.
However, Mohbad’s demise has sparked controversies online, with many linking it to Naira Marley, particularly due to the differences that arose after Mohbad left Marlian record label in 2022.
Reacting to this, Naira Marley in an official statement released today said Mohbad was not just a signee but was a brother and friend to him.
He added that he is not involved in Mohbad death while adding that he will join the Nigerian Police in finding justice for his ex-signee death.
Naira Marley Wrote;
“With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of an exceptional talent. Someone who was more than an artist or signee but a brother and dear friend Promise” Mohbad” Oladimeji Aloba. We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones, we are all heartbroken by his tragic loss and will be truly missed.
From inception we recognized Mohbad was a force to be reckoned with. His music gave so many people love and light. Mohbad touched us all with his heartfelt lyrics, story telling, infectious smile and energy.The news of his passing has left us with a permanent hole in our hearts.
Mohbad is an incredible street pop star who contributed to the foundation of the Marlian Music. Despite his departure last year we continually championed his talent. No family is perfect, families have disagreements but no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad. So many things left unsaid but the love was always there. This tragedy is not only a loss for us but to everyone you touched musically around the world.
As we share our condolences to the late Mohbad, we would like to echo a call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. We’re unhappy and unsettled with everything we have witnessed since Tuesday the 12th Sept.
We owe it to Mohbad to assist with uncovering any foul play or injustice. Our brother deserved a better send off, it saddens us that we couldn’t assist with providing a befitting burial. We will continue our efforts to reach out to the family. We urge our colleagues in the media to treat this matter with the utmost sensitivity, respect and care. We publicly appeal to the authorities to do due diligence and we will work closely to support those handling the matter.
Finally urge the online community to refrain from circulating damaging accusations that could compromise the investigation. Rest well Imole, forever in our hearts. Yours Sincerely, A Fashola aka Naira Marley.
See his post below;
In conclusion, Naira Marley shared his throwback video with Mohbad and accompanied it with the caption; “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un Rest in perfect peace my broski 💡 🕊️ I’m shattered 💔💔 #Imole’sWorld💡 Got u forever bro.”
Watch the video below;