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Nigerians on Wednesday raised concern over the allegation by indigenous singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known better as Mohbad that he was assaulted by his management team.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Mohbad claimed that he was assaulted after he demanded a change of manager.
Sharing a video of himself on his Twitter handle, Mohbad claimed he was assaulted by his management team at the Marlian House.
In the seven seconds video clip, the singer decked in a white singlet was seen with bruises on his back, neck, and hand.
“Just because I want to change my manager which is their brother, see what they did to me at Marlian House,” he wrote.
But reacting to the allegation, Naira Marley, who owns Marlian Records, described the incident as a “family affair”.
The singer, who addressed the issue in an Instagram live video, alleged that Mohbad was probably “high” (drunk) when making the allegation.
“Obviously, he (Mohbad) is not in his right sense. It is obvious he is not in the right state of mind. Because why will I touch Mohbad or allow anyone to touch Mohbad?,” he said.
Also on his Twitter handle, Naira Marley wrote, “Mohbad has a history of getting intoxicated which affects his emotions and actions. #ImNotPerfect. However, all issues would be resolved amicably within the record label.”
“I need my bro Mohbad to come on live so u guys can see I don’t have any reasons to lie on him,” he wrote in another tweet.
Obviously not buying Naira Marley’s part of the story, Nigerians, particularly on the microblogging site, Twitter, argued that there was more to Mohbad’s claim.
They claimed that this was not the first time the singer would be coming out to seek help against the Naira Marley-led management team.
@Mbahdeyforyou wrote, “This isn’t the first time Mohbad is crying out for help, something fishy is really going on.”
@Najia_talker said, “Naira Marley,we no need all these explanations. Just free mohbad. It’s like he’s tired of the record label. Free him. Do more PR for Zino too. Zino needs mad PR and better management. I don’t mind if you free zino too. Zino is underrated and under-promoted. Can’t imagine zino in YBNL”
@AkinyeleWO wrote, “Mohbad should get himself a very good lawyer and look for a way to get himself out of that label. This is looking like slavery already.”
@theonlysekoni said, “Seriously Mohbad is not meant to go through this, this is the second time he’s crying for help.”
@UncleYakub wrote, “Just as it was the last time, Naira Marley is saying Mohbad is high. There’s something fishy going on in that record label and it will definitely unfold someday.”
@the_smallie said, “Omo see as dem beat Mohbad, what exactly is happening in Marlians record?”
@_VALKING wrote, “This isn’t the first time Mohbad is crying out for help, what’s really going on, when no be say na cult he join?”
@_theladymo said, “I don’t understand how you’d have a gold mine like Mohbad and you’d be assaulting him like that. Omo!”
@drpenking wrote, “When Mohbad cried out, some people predicted that Naira Marley will come out and say he was on drugs. Guess what? The exact thing played out within an hour. How many times will it happen? Why is Mohbad always accusing them anytime he is “high”? Naira needs to do better.”