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“Rest Well Imole” – Naira Marley releases official statement, mourns Mohbad with throwback video (Watch)

Nigerian singer Naira Marley, also known as Azeez Fashola, expressed his grief on social media over the recent passing of his former signee, Mohbad.

On his verified Instagram page, Naira Marley shared his heartbreak and sorrow, stating that he is devastated.

Mohbad, aged 27, passed away on September 12th, 2023, and was laid to rest on September 13th, 2023.

Unfortunately, his death has sparked controversies online, with some speculating a connection to Naira Marley due to their differences after Mohbad left Marlian record label in 2022.

Responding to these speculations, Naira Marley released an official statement today, asserting that Mohbad was not just a signee but also a beloved brother and friend.

He clarified that he had no involvement in Mohbad’s death and emphasized his commitment to seeking justice alongside the Nigerian Police for his ex-signee’s passing.

“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, story telling, 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. Yours Sincerely, A Fashola aka Naira Marley.

See his post below;

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Naira Marley shared his throwback video with Mohbad and accompanied it with the caption; “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un Rest in perfect peace my broski 💡 🕊️ I’m shattered 💔💔 #Imole’sWorld💡 Got u forever bro.”

Watch the video below;

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