Nigerian singer and founder of Marlian Music, Naira Marley, who formerly signed late singer, Oladimeji Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, has said that though there were disagreements that led to the late musician leaving the record label, he never wished any harm whatsoever on him.
Naira Marley who spoke for the first time on Friday since Mohbad died on Tuesday said that there are so many things that are left unsaid but the love for Mohbad was always there.
The singer and rapper said this in a statement he personally signed and posted on his Instagram page on Friday, saying that he was ready to collaborate and support the authorities to carry out a diligent investigation on the actual cause of Mohbad’s death.
Marley, who also condoled with Mohbad’s family and fans said, “With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of an exceptional talent. Someone who was more than an artist or signee but a brother and dear friend Promise “Mohbad” Oladimeji Aloba. We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones, we are all heartbroken by his tragic loss and will be truly missed.
“From inception we recognized Mohbad was a force to be reckoned with. His music gave so many people love and light. Mohbad touched us all with his heartfelt lyrics, storytelling, infectious smile and energy. The news of his passing has left us with a permanent hole in our hearts.
“Mohbad is an incredible street pop star who contributed to the foundation of the Marlian Music. Despite his departure last year we continually championed his talent. No family is perfect, families have disagreements but no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad.
“So many things left unsaid but the love was always there. This tragedy is not only a loss for us but to everyone you touched musically around the world.
“As we share our condolences to the late Mohbad, we would like to echo a call for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. We’re unhappy and unsettled with everything we have witnessed since Tuesday the 12th Sept.
“We owe it to Mohbad to assist with uncovering any foul play or injustice. Our brother deserved a better send off, it saddens us that we couldn’t assist with providing a befitting burial. We will continue our efforts to reach out to the family.
“We urge our colleagues in the media to treat this matter with the utmost sensitivity, respect and care. We publicly appeal to the authorities to do due diligence and we will work closely to support those handling the matter. Finally urge the online community to refrain from circulating damaging accusations that could compromise the investigation.
“Rest well Imole, forever in our hearts.”
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