In Ikorodu, Lagos State, tensions have boiled over after local youths publicly threatened Naira Marley, the head of Marlian Records. The threats follow the untimely passing of Mohbad, a former signee of the record company, who was widely blamed for the devastating loss by many in the community.
The 27-year-old Nigerian singer Mohbad’s passing has left a lasting wound in the hearts of his admirers and supporters. While the circumstances of his death are still being looked into, Naira Marley, his former boss, is increasingly being blamed for what many believe to be a role in the death of the budding star.
A new twist in this ongoing saga occurred when a group of people described as Ikorodu area boys publicly threatened Naira Marley. One of the individuals, identifying himself as Obama, issued a strong warning to the Marlian Records CEO, advising him not to set foot in their neighborhood.
Obama declared explicitly that if Naira Marley dared to enter Ikorodu, he would face terrible consequences, even implying that it would be a “life for a life” situation.
In other news, in the aftermath of Mohbad’s death, many accounts about the late singer’s struggle have emerged on social media. Ayo Jaguda, a music blogger who has written extensively on the subject, took to his X account to publish some terrible videos recording Mohbad’s mistreatment by Naira Marley’s boys.