Nigerian rap sensation, Azeez Fashola also known as Naira Marley, has mourned the death of his former signee, Mohbad, saying it left him heartbroken.
Mohbad passed away on Tuesday and was buried the following day in Ikorodu, Lagos state, with the cause of death yet undisclosed.
In an official statement posted on his Instagram page on Friday, Naira Marley said Mohbad was more than an artiste or a signee, but a brother and dear friend.
The Marlian Music boss admitted that although they had a fall-out last year, which led to Mohbad leaving the label, no harm whatsoever was wished on the ‘Ko Por Ke’ crooner.
Naira Marley also condoled with Mohbad’s family, while demanding a thorough investigation into the 27-year-old’s death.
The statement reads in part; “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.”