Nigerian police have arrested Afrobeats star Naira Marley for questioning over the dying of one other singer.
MohBad’s mysterious dying triggered an enormous outpouring of grief amongst his followers, who demanded a radical investigation.
The outrage was directed at Marley, with whom he had fallen out after splitting from the musician’s label, Marlian Data.
Marley, who beforehand denied involvement in MohBad’s dying, mentioned he had returned from abroad to assist with the investigation.
“It’s vital that I do my half for Imole,” Marley mentioned, referring to a different identify by which MohBad was identified.
“I’ll meet with the police within the hope that the reality might be found and justice will prevail,” he added on Tuesday on X.
MohBad, 27, died final month in a hospital within the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos, however the reason for his dying is unclear.
Final week, police mentioned they’d arrested music promoter Sam Larry and that he was aiding their investigations. No additional particulars got.
MohBad, actual identify Ilerioluwa Aloba, was unexpectedly buried by his household a day after his dying, sparking concern amongst his followers.
MohBad’s father, Joseph Aloba, instructed native media that the rushed burial was guided by the tradition of the household’s Yoruba ethnic group.
He added that in line with Yoruba customized, a deceased particular person whose dad and mom are alive must be buried rapidly.
Police exhumed MohBad’s physique for an post-mortem, however the outcomes haven’t but been launched. The coroner’s inquest is because of resume on October 13.
Lagos state police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin mentioned Tuesday that Marley was arrested “for interrogation and different investigative actions.”
Marley is a very fashionable afrobeats star in Nigeria. Final 12 months, Apple Music described it as “a staple of Nigerian pop music.”
However he’s additionally a controversial determine who has already had run-ins with the legislation. In 2020, he reached an out-of-court settlement with a person who accused him and his associates of assaulting him and stealing his automotive. Marley has denied the accusations.
Marley and MohBad had a bitter fallout final 12 months after MohBad left Marley’s music label Marlian Data, the place he had been signed for 3 years.
Since his dying, a number of movies have surfaced by which MohBad complained that folks on the label had harassed him and cheated him out of his royalties.
Marley known as the claims “lies” and mentioned he had “no half in MohBad’s dying, both straight or not directly.”
A MohBad tribute live performance was held two weeks in the past at a park in Victoria Island, Lagos, after which followers marched to the Lekki Toll Gate to proceed their vigil.
Many mourners wore white T-shirts and held candles or cellphone torches aloft as they danced to songs by the late artist, beloved for his streetwise, generally lewd lyrics and vocals. distinctive baritone.