LAGOS – The last is yet to be heard of artiste and record label feuds in the Nigerian Music Industry, as both parties are yet to arrive at a peaceful approach in resolving misunderstandings.
Little wonder Marlian Music henchman, Naira Marley and his talented signee, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji, better known as Mohbad are currently at daggers drawn over Mohbad’s sudden decision to sack his manager, simply known as Tunde, who is also Naira Marley’s brother.
According to the Komajensun crooner in a tweet thread on his official twitter handle, @iammohbad, hell broke loose when he, in the company of his Producer and a friend went to Naira Marley’s house on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to initiate a peaceful resolution of the matter, as Naira Marley allegedly instructed his brother, Tunde and other minions of his to physically assault three of them.
Narrating his painful ordeal in the hands of his label boss, Naira Marley and his minions on the said day, he wrote;
“The events of the last two days have left indelible scars in my heart. I have always just wanted to create good music and to provide for my family and myself through my music. As an Artiste from the street, I thought the Marlian Family would be a good place for me.”
“However, recent events and certain truths have come to light which threaten my peace, health and career. Because of these issues, I informed Naira Marley on the Marlian WhatsApp group chat of my intention to change my manager.”
“This didn’t go down well with my current Manager Tunde (His Brother). There were instant angry outbursts and protests from him in the chat. I went to Naira Marley’s house with my Producer and my friend on the 4th of October, 2022, to have this conversation and reach a peaceful-resolution. We were in the studio, and some of the guys who work with Naira- Sid, Shuddy, Seyi and others- were present, as well as Naira and Tunde.”
“I noticed Tunde was quite agitated as we started the discussion. In the middle of the conversation, Tunde became violent and-attacked me. The guys I was with were also attacked, humiliated and stripped naked by Sid, Shuddy and Seyi and some of the other boys. We were barely able to escape. 3 of us had to be checked into the hospital to get medical care for the injuries sustained during the assault.”
“Naira Marley was fully present throughout this event, and in fact, coordinated some of the attack as he instructed the boys to beat us up. Some of this was captured on Update. It is therefore disrespectful for Naira Marley to insinuate that I started the attack because I was-intoxicated as he is fully aware of the facts and circumstances surrounding this violent attack. It is not the first time Naira has lied to push his own narrative, but it will hopefully be the last.”
“I have decided to speak no further on this, however, and will let this matter be handled going forward by my representatives. I will focus on getting back my full strength and sound health so that I can continue to tell my story through my music.”
“I trust that soon, justice will be served. Thank you all for your support.”
See tweet below;
In recent times, it has been a topsy-turvy ride for the Marlian Music Group. Recall that some associates of the label were recently quizzed by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for possession of illegal substances, of which Mohbad was part of those arrested.