Mohbad failed to perform at my event after paying him N2million – Sam Larry

Nigerian promoter, Samson Balogun, popularly known as Sam Larry, has claimed to have paid late musician, Mohbad the sum of N2m to perform at the burial of his late mother, which he didn’t honour.

He distanced himself from allegations that he tortured and assaulted Mohbad on numerous counts when he was alive.

According to Larry, when he confronted the KPK crooner to refund the money after failing to show up, he said the singer claimed to be broke as that was the time he left Marlian Music.

In a statement by Sam Larry while in police custody, he said that the video of him confronting Mohbad at a music video shoot was just to collect the money he was owed.

His statement reads: “Two years ago, I gave N2 million to lleri to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert in lkorodu.

“The boy never turned up, so I called him to ask why. He then said he was not feeling well, and when I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place. Since he was leaving Marlian Records, he claimed he was now broke and had no commitment to repay.

“I left it at that. Later, I heard that this same boy was having a music video shoot next door, practically on the next street to my house. So, I went there to ask for my money again.

“We had an argument that lasted 5 minutes. Even one of his friends insisted he was going to pay the money. Up until today, not one kobo has been repaid, and this incident happened early last year. I have since moved on.

“I traveled to Kenya to find a new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I have been away since August 20th, and till now, I don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and the press. I don’t even know where he lives.

“I only know his former label boss and their house. I don’t know any nurse, doctor, or hospital. I don’t know anything about his movements. I don’t have that time. I have lost a lot more money than that before; you win some, you lose some.

“That is my story, case closed. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died.” – Sam Larry.”

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