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Naira Marley finally speaks on Mohbad’s death

Naira Marley finally speaks on Mohbad’s death

The Marlian Record label boss, Naira Marley, has finally spoken up on the death of his former signee, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad.

Mohbad, the Walking Dead crooner, died in a bizarre manner, and his death had arisen suspicion of great foul play.

Nigerian music fans have continurd to clamour for an investment into the circumstances leading to his death.

Naira Marley in a statement on Friday said he is “heartbroken” by Mohbad’s demise, adding that he will “truly be missed”.

He acknowledged they had “disagreements, but said “no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad”.Mohbad, Naira Marley, Mohbad’s death, Marlian Record

“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 recognised Mohbad was a force to be reckoned with. His music gave so many people love and light.Mohbad, Naira Marley, Mohbad’s death, Marlian Record

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.Mohbad, Naira Marley, Mohbad’s death, Marlian Record

“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,” he said.

The cause of Mohbad’s death is still unknown.

But Joseph Aloba, his father, revealed he died shortly after an auxiliary nurse was invited to give him an injection.

Mohbad’s ‘Walking Dead’ and cryptic messages

Mohbad’s lyrics in his last songs caried cryptic messages that some people interpreted to mean he was crying out for help. He talked about death and posthumous love in the following lines:
“Cause we go leave at the end,
mama eh mama (ibile!)
It’s one life and I live it well,
cause man don’t want to live with regrets
Jah is my confidence
Every man is a walking dead
Love me while I’m still here,
cause heaven is our residence
Jah is my confidence
Every man is a walking deadBrother when I’m there no more, people will love me more
Talk about the things I’ve done, discuss my right and wrong
While I’m laying dead on floor,

when I can’t talk no more eh eh
If I go live forever,
sebi oluwa lomo
Ero ki mama eh,
ma Tete wale oh
Ayo Tete wale eh ah


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