Ever since the emergence of controversial videos and speculations surrounding Mohbad’s death on social media, Naira Marley, known for his street songs and controversial remarks in the entertainment industry, has experienced a significant decline in his social media followers.
The decrease in his fan base can be attributed to the controversies surrounding his alleged involvement in the tragic passing of fellow artist Mohbad.
Notably, Naira Marley’s follower count has visibly dropped from 7.4 million to 7.3 million yesterday, and it currently stands at 7.2 million followers.
The trend of netizens unfollowing Naira Marley seems to be continuing.
One of the primary reasons for this decline in followers is the controversy surrounding Mohbad’s untimely death. Suspicion and blame have surrounded Naira Marley since the promising young artist’s passing.
A viral video showing Mohbad being assaulted before his death intensified the scrutiny on Naira Marley’s potential role in the tragic events.
The situation escalated further when a petition to ban Naira Marley’s music label, Marlian, gathered over 50,000 signatures. This petition, initiated in response to Mohbad’s death, highlights the significant level of public concern and dissatisfaction regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Adding to the controversy, Sam Larry, an aide and close friend of Naira Marley, deactivated his Instagram page after being exposed for his involvement in the assault on Mohbad.
In the video that circulated online, Mohbad was seen shooting a music video with Zlatan while in a wheelchair, and Sam Larry interrupted the shoot, wielding a machete and other weapons.
Naira Marley attempted to address the situation by releasing an official statement expressing his desire to uncover the truth about Mohbad’s death. He emphasized the absence of animosity between him and the late artist, referring to Mohbad as a brother.
However, a recent press release from Mohbad’s team contradicts this claim, revealing that Mohbad had taken legal action against Marlian Music, Naira Marley’s record label, to secure unpaid royalties.