l am not a drug lord, I did not kill Mohbad: Naira Marley speaks again

6 key takeaways from Naira Marley’s recent remarks on Mohbad’s tragic death

File Photo: Naira Marley and Mohbad

Marlian Music record owner, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has once again distanced himself from anything related to the death of his former signee, Mohbad.

Naira Marley, in a statement shared on his Instagram handle on Tuesday, also denied reports linking his record label to a drug business.

The controversial entertainer expressed his readiness to assist the police in unravelling the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohbad.

Naira Marley said, “As it is traumatic for a lot of people to bear the reality of lleri’s death, so it is to me.”

He said the reason for his being silent since the death of Mohbad was in order not to jeopardize the investigation being carried out by government agencies.

In addition, he noted, “I have been out of the country since the 31st of August, 2023 and I’m yet to return.”

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Expressing his readiness to assist relevant agencies in the investigation process, Naira Marley added, “In light of the police invitation, I am making arrangements to return to the country to assist the investigation and give my version of the events. I am fully cooperating with the Police team and I
certainly have no reason to be a fugitive when l have no hand in his death.”

“In due time, the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death will be unveiled and the world will know the truth. This kind of scenario of attempting to set someone up is not novel in the industry as other great musicians have experienced the same and came out better and stronger. Mine will not be an exception as I am innocent of the accusations,” part of the statement read.

Naira Marley, while explaining further, said since Mohbad left the label in September 2022 and the label accepted his departure, “Marlian Music did not stop or interfere with his career or releases since and he has been with one RPM. Legal efforts were made to reconcile his concerns regarding the work we had done together.”

He said the rumours regarding the label being a drug cartel were untrue.

“l am not a drug lord, neither do I, Marley, belong to any cult or fraternity. I’m dedicated to proving my innocence and I’m cooperating with the authorities to clear my name with sufficient evidence. Marlian Music is an independent label run by a small intimate team. We run a legitimate label that focuses on championing exceptional talent, breaking new acts and nurturing them,” he added.

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