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Naira Marley Reveals His Discussion With MohBad About Death

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Popular Nigerian singer and CEO, Marlian Records, Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley, has revealed his discussion with former signee, late Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, before his death.

Freelanews reports that the Marlian boss made this known during an interview with the former presidential aide, Reno Omokri.

Naira Marley said there was a time Mohbad wanted to commit suicide because of a strange feeling he had.

Mohbad died on September 12 and there have been speculations that Naira Marley had a hand in his death.

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Reacting to this allegation, Naira Marley said Mohbad told him that it was only his parents know what was wrong with him.

Following a fall-out between the Naira Marley and Mohbad, the latter made an accusation that the former should be held responsible if he died.

This led to Naira Marley making efforts to know what was wrong after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Naira Marley said he first had a conversation with Mohbad on the phone, and also met him in the company of his parents, and he confided in him on those occasions that he wanted to take his own life.

“I was out of the country when he made the allegations that Naira Marley and the Marlians wanted to kill him,” Naira Marley told Omokri in the video interview.

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“When I got back to the country, I was just trying to look out for him. I wanted to take care of him, and know the reason for the allegation.

“He told me it was because of a feeling he had, and that was why he said that and wanted to kill himself.”

The Marlian boss said there was a time Mohbad’s wife called him and reported that he locked himself and wanted to kill himself.

“When I visited him in the company of his mum and dad, I went to see him in the room. He said only his mum and dad knew what was wrong with him. His mum and dad said they wanted to take care of him, and I begged them to take care of him and not allow anything to happen to him.

“The reason why I made a video of my conversation with him was after the allegation, and his girl called me that he locked himself up and wanted to kill himself.

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“When I spoke with him. He later apologised. And he said he was feeling paranoid that was the reason. I spoke to him to free his mind of worries and negative thought,” he added.

Source: gatekeepersnews.com

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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My rise to stardom was not “overnight success” – Asake

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Afrobeats star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has said that it is difficult to get a job in Nigeria with tattoos.

The artist, who has a neck tattoo, said he couldn’t work for any company or do business because of the stereotypes about tattoos in Nigeria.

Asake, who featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, said: “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

He also spoke about his “sudden stardom,” stressing that his rise in the music industry was not an “overnight success” as it seems.

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“You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that,” Asake said.

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Why I couldn’t continue with Jonzing World – Ruger on fallout with D’Prince’s label

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Nigerian Dancehall sensation Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has revealed why he parted ways with Jonzing World, a label owned by D’Prince.

Ruger, said he appreciates that his former record label brought him to the limelight, but he could not renew his contract because the label did not push his brand as much as he wanted to be pushed.

He accused his former record label boss, D’Prince, of abandoning him and using his music earnings to hunt for new talents.

Ranting in a series of posts on X on Thursday, Ruger said he has more to say but scared that he might get stabbed if he divulged more about the record label.

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He wrote, “As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action.

As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to…

“Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh. How e be now?

I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things. I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad

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