Nigerians have started signing a petition asking for the banning of Naira Marley’s record company, Marlian Music, in response to the passing of Mohbad Ifeoluwa Oladimeji Aloba, a Nigerian rapper and singer. Over 200,000 people have signed the petition calling for the Marlian Music label to be banned.
Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, aka Mohbad, a former Marlian Music signee, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, prompting the creation of the petition on change.org. The petition alleges that Marlian Music is responsible for the untimely death of Mohbad and calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his passing. Supporters argue that banning the record company would send a strong message about accountability in the music industry.
Before his passing, the musician had claimed that record company owner Naira Marley and his goons had threatened to kill him. The gifted artiste passed just a year after his contentious split from the record company run by singer Naira Marley after an internal conflict and abuse charges. On Thursday, the police disclosed that they are investigating Mohbad’s death. An online petition to outlaw the late singer’s former record label, Marlian Music, has begun to gather angry supporters. More than 200,000 people have signed the petition and counting. Further developments will be interesting to see.