In a recent turn of events, Kemi Olunloyo, a self-proclaimed investigative journalist and social media influencer, has voiced her disagreement with Israel DMW, an aide to the renowned Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido. Israel DMW had previously claimed that Davido Music World (DMW) is “the safest record label” in Nigeria, a statement that has now come under scrutiny.
The backdrop of this controversy is the tragic death of 27-year-old artist Promise Oladimeji Aloba, commonly known as Mohbad. Formerly signed to Malian Records, Mohbad’s sudden demise has raised many eyebrows. Fans and family members of the late artist suspect that his untimely death might be linked to alleged mistreatment by his former record label boss, Naira Marley.
Kemi Olunloyo, known for her forthright opinions, took to social media to challenge Israel DMW’s assertions. She highlighted that DMW, despite its claims, has witnessed the loss of seven individuals in a short span of time. Furthermore, she hinted at the label’s alleged affiliations with certain cult groups, raising questions about its integrity.
In her social media post, Olunloyo listed the names of those associated with DMW who have passed away, including:
- Taju, the bodyguard
- ObamaDMW, the personal aide
- Fortune, the photographer
- DJ Olu Gbemiga Abiodun
- Tagbo and Chime, both associates
- Ifeanyi, the daughter of the owner
She further criticized Israel DMW for seemingly throwing shade at Marlian Records, emphasizing that all record labels have their challenges and are “birds of the same feather.”
Drawing attention to the global music scene, Olunloyo also mentioned rumors surrounding Sony Music, a major global music label. She referenced claims made by the late Michael Jackson, who allegedly revealed the label’s ties to devil worship and the Illuminati.
The debate around the safety and integrity of record labels, especially in the Nigerian music industry, continues to gain momentum. As fans and artists demand transparency and fairness, the industry finds itself at a crossroads, with its reputation on the line.