Recent events have brought to light a series of controversies surrounding the late singer Mohbad, real name Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, and his tumultuous relationship with Sam Larry, a close associate of popular musician Naira Marley. A leaked video has surfaced online, showcasing a disturbing scene where Sam Larry is seen carrying a cane, presumably to assault Mohbad. This video has since ignited a firestorm of reactions from fans and industry insiders alike.
According to reports from various sources, including Kossyderrickent, the incident took place while Mohbad was on a video shoot set with fellow artist Zlatan Ibile. The footage depicts a visibly distressed Mohbad, confined to a wheelchair, being chased away by Sam Larry. This incident, among others, has raised numerous questions about the nature of Mohbad’s relationship with his former record label, Marlian Music, and its owner, Naira Marley.
Mohbad’s rise to stardom began on the streets of Ikorodu, where his freestyle videos gained significant traction online. His talent was soon recognized, and he was signed to Marlian Music. However, as with many tales of fame, the journey was not without its challenges. Reports suggest that Mohbad faced immense pressure within the label, leading to conflicts with Naira Marley and other label mates. Allegations have surfaced that the label, owned by Naira Marley, had certain initiation rites, including drug peddling and oaths of secrecy. Mohbad’s refusal to partake in these rites reportedly led to his sidelining within the label and subsequent conflicts.
The situation escalated to a point where Mohbad felt trapped and constantly monitored. Friends advised him to formally request a departure from the label. However, attempts to communicate his intentions were met with resistance, leading to physical altercations. One such incident resulted in a broken arm for the young artist.
The entertainment industry was further shaken when news broke of Mohbad’s tragic passing. While the exact cause remains a topic of speculation, some sources suggest an ear infection, while others hint at complications from a hospital injection. Amidst this tragedy, videos of a visibly depressed Mohbad have gone viral, painting a somber picture of his final days.
In a revealing conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo, fellow artist Bella Shmurda recounted a harrowing incident where Mohbad, overwhelmed by his challenges, contemplated suicide. Bella Shmurda narrated, “There was a time, me and Mohbad were in an apartment and Mohbad was like he wanted to jump from the upstairs because of the issues he was having with his record label. We held him by the window. Mohbad had almost jumped, it was his girlfriend that entered the room and saw him sitting down at the window.”
The entertainment community and fans are in mourning, grappling with the loss of a promising talent. As investigations continue and more details emerge, many are calling for justice and accountability. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the pressures and challenges faced by artists in the limelight.