Naira Marley’s Full Statement On Mohbad’s Death

Popular Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known by his stage name Naira Marley, has reacted to the passing of Mohbad, a former signee under his record label.
Naira Marley claims that Mohbad was more to him than just an artist or a signee; he was also a brother and a close friend, and his passing broke his heart.
Recall that Mohbad passed away on Tuesday and was buried the next day; the cause of death has not yet been revealed.
In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Naira Marley referred to Mohbad as “an incredible street pop star who contributed to the foundation of the Marlian Music.”
He claimed that despite the controversy, the label had never intended Mohbad any harm.
Naira Marley also charged the authorities to do due diligence to unravel any foul play associated with the death of the singer.
The statement reads, “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, storytelling, 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 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.”
Ada Peter

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