Despite disagreement, no harm was wished for Mohbad — Marlian Records clears air on former signee’s death

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SEP 16, 2023 LISTEN
Naira Marley, Marlian Records CEO[left] and late Mohbad

Nigerian music label Marlian Record has denied accusations that their CEO Naira Marley wished harm on his late former signee Mohbad, following the singer's tragic death last on Tuesday at age 27.

In a statement released on Friday, September 15, Naira Marley expressed his deep condolences for Mohbad's untimely passing and said the news has left a "permanent hole" in his heart.

"No family is perfect, families have disagreements but no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad," the statement read in part.

The singer further called for a "thorough investigation" into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad's death, saying he is "unhappy and unsettled with everything we have witnessed since Tuesday."

The statement continued: "'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."

Naira Marley praised Mohbad as a "force to be reckoned with" and said "despite his departure last year we continually championed his talent." He said the loss is felt not just by Marlian Records but by Mohbad's fans around the world.

The singer appealed to the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and also urged the media and online community to refrain from spreading misinformation that could compromise the case.

Some fans had speculated online that a reported feud between Naira Marley and Mohbad may have played a role in his death.


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