Naira Marley has finally broken the silence on the death of Mohbad.
The fast-rising singer, 27, passed away on Tuesday. He was laid to rest on Wednesday.
In a statement on Friday, Naira Marley said he is “heartbroken” by Mohbad’s demise, adding that he will “truly be missed”.
The Marlian Record label boss said although they had “disagreements, no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad”.
Naira Marley also extended his condolences to the family of Mohbad while calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
Ibadan chef, Peniel Idowu attempts to break Hilda Baci’s cooking record
A Nigerian chef simply identified as Peniel Idowu is attempting to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The Ibadan-based cook shared a flier on her Instagram page to announce the attempt.
Peniel, who is assisted by another chef, however, did not state how long she plans to cook.
She also did not reveal whether she got approval from the GWR before embarking on the cooking stint.
The cooking marathon commenced at Omooke Hotels Apartments and Events Centre, Kuola area of Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday.
As of the time of this report, Peniel has surpassed 29 hours of cooking.
“Neat and Highly cautious. Peniel has been preparing for a long time,” she wrote in one of her posts.
Burna Boy tops Apple Music’s biggest Nigerian artistes of all time
Nigerian music is enjoying huge commercial success as Nigerian superstars are appearing on international charts, selling out concerts in multiple countries, and reaching millions of listeners globally through streaming platforms.
In the list of the most streamed Nigerian artists of all time on Apple Music, international megastar Burna Boy tops the list.
The Grammy-winning hitmaker has enjoyed a speedy ascension to the top since breaking into the international scene in 2018.
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The number one (No. 1) most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, has smashed record after record with his blockbuster albums, and his latest was no exception: ‘I Told Them’… not only broke the African record for first-week streams but also topped the albums chart in 69 countries simultaneously worldwide, a new record for the genre.
The Grammy winner still holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time with ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, which has reached the Daily Top 100 in more than 100 countries worldwide and continues to reach the charts three years after its release.
Africa’s foremost hitmaker, Davido enjoyed a record-breaking release with his 2022 album Timeless which shattered multiple streaming records on Apple Music. He continues to be a force to be reckoned with as his hit single ‘Unavailable’ is enjoying international success.
The superstar has had one of the biggest songs of the summer on Apple Music worldwide with the Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down,’ which now holds the record for the African single with the longest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.
Asake’s surreal rise to the top has made him one of the biggest stars in Nigerian music. The talented superstar has seen an impressive 11 songs reach the Global Daily Top 100.
Police detain Sam Larry amid probe into Mohbad’s death
The Nigeria police say they now have Sam Larry, the music promoter, in their custody — amid an investigation into the death of Mohbad.
The law enforcement agency broke the news in a short statement on Thursday night.
“Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation,” the statement reads.
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