The Nigerian music industry has been rocked by controversy as the number of followers on Naira Marley’s social media profiles has plummeted. The sudden drop on his Instagram is being interpreted as a coordinated response by enraged residents in the aftermath of Mohbad’s untimely death.
At the time of publication, Naira Marley had lost over 500,000 Instagram followers. On September 12, 2023, Marley had approximately 7.5 million loyal Instagram followers; however, the numbers began to decrease after further rumors arose saying that he contributed to the late singer’s demise.
Naira Marley and his cronies, including Sammy Larry, allegedly subjected the deceased to harassment and cruelty. Although there is no clear proof linking Naira Marley to Mohbad’s death, social media viral video snippets have spurred popular indignation and calls for an investigation.
The police have formally opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death, with members of the deceased’s family and witnesses meeting with the Lagos state commissioner of police to begin the investigation.
As the inquiry continues and the controversy heats up, the Nigerian music community remains on edge, mourning the loss of a rising star and seeking answers to the mysteries surrounding his terrible death.