The management of Splash FM, a prominent radio station network in Nigeria, has imposed a ban on airing songs by Naira Marley across all of its stations. This decision is in response to the ongoing inquiry into the perplexing demise of musician Mohbad.
The most recent update was conveyed through an internal memorandum, which the Peoples Gazette had access to. This memo was distributed to the staff of the media organization on Monday, coinciding with the official launch of the police investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s demise, thereby elucidating the rationale behind this decision.
“In view of the sensitive nature around the death of Mohbad and the criminal procedure the police has commenced, I will urge us all to exercise discretion,” the statement said. “To this effect, Naira Marley’s songs have become NTBB (Not to be Broadcast) on our stations until further notice.”
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“This is with immediate effect,” the statement reiterated.
Naira Marley, born Azeez Fashola, has been at the centre of controversy following the sudden and mysterious death of Mohbad, born Promise Aloba, who was a former signee of the Marlian Records before the two singers fell out on bad terms.
Although no evidence has directly placed Naira Marley as the killer of Mohbad as of press time, but footages, which emerged in the aftermath of Mohbad’s passing last week Tuesday, have had the public calling for an investigation into the musician’s death.
Some of the videos that surfaced online documented the series of abuse Mohbad had suffered at the hands of Naira Marley and his allies including alleged gang leader Samson ‘Sammy Larry’ Balogun, who on one occasion, disrupted the late singer’s music video set.
In similar news, music executive K Solo confirmed to all and sundry that Mohbad’s Body will be Exhumed This Night.