The management of Splash FM, one of the leading radio station chains in Nigeria, has placed a ban on broadcasting Naira Marley songs across all its stations, citing the ongoing investigation into the mysterious death of musician Mohbad.
The latest development was contained in an internal memo seen by Peoples Gazette that was sent to members of staff of the media organisation on Monday, as police began the official commencement of inquiries into Mohbad’s death as the reason behind the decision.
“In view of the sensitive nature around the death of Mohbad and the criminal procedure the police has commenced, I will urge us all to exercise discretion,” the statement said. “To this effect, Naira Marley’s songs have become NTBB (Not to be Broadcast) on our stations until further notice.”
“This is with immediate effect,” the statement reiterated.
Naira Marley, born Azeez Fashola, has been at the centre of controversy following the sudden and mysterious death of Mohbad, born Promise Aloba, who was a former signee of the Marlian Records before the two singers fell out on bad terms.
Although no evidence has directly placed Naira Marley as the killer of Mohbad as of press time, but footages, which emerged in the aftermath of Mohbad’s passing last week Tuesday, have had the public calling for an investigation into the musician’s death.
Some of the footages documented the series of abuse Mohbad had suffered at the hands of Naira Marley and his allies including alleged gang leader Samson ‘Sammy Larry’ Balogun, who on one occasion, disrupted the late singer’s music video set.