Splash FM, a well-known radio station network in Nigeria, has taken the decision to ban songs by Naira Marley from being played on all its stations. This decision comes as a response to the ongoing investigation surrounding the death of the late musician Mohbad.
The recent development regarding Splash FM’s ban on Naira Marley’s songs was communicated through an internal memorandum. This memo was distributed to the media organization’s staff on Monday, coinciding with the commencement of the police investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death. It provided further clarification on the reasoning behind the ban.
“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.”
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“This is with immediate effect,” the statement reiterated.
The controversy surrounding Naira Marley in connection with Mohbad’s death has been escalating due to the mysterious circumstances of the latter’s passing. While there is no direct evidence linking Naira Marley to Mohbad’s death at this time, the emergence of videos and public concern has led to calls for an investigation into the singer’s demise. The situation remains under scrutiny, and authorities are looking into the matter.
The online videos that have come to light depict a pattern of abuse that Mohbad allegedly endured from Naira Marley and his associates, including Sammy Larry. One video even showed Sammy Larry disrupting Mohbad’s music video shoot. These videos have contributed to the growing concern and calls for an investigation into Mohbad’s death. The situation remains a topic of public interest and scrutiny.