Nigeria’s music industry is gradually distancing itself from Naira Marley. In a significant industry shake-up, two prominent music channels, Soundcity and MTV Base, have taken a courageous step by removing Naira Marley’s songs from their playlists.
This move comes amid allegations linking the artist to the untimely demise of Mohbad.
For those familiar with the relationship between Naira Marley and Mohbad, this news may not come as a complete surprise. Mohbad, previously signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records label, parted ways with the record label in 2022. Since then, tensions between the two artists have escalated, leading to public disputes.
One notable incident occurred in October 2022, when Mohbad shared a live video showing him in distress, visibly crying and fleeing from a building in Chevron, Lekki. With Mohbad’s passing, attention has naturally turned towards Naira Marley.
Soundcity and MTV Base’s decision to remove Naira Marley’s songs from their playlists is a show of solidarity amidst the ongoing controversies. While they have not explicitly stated the reasons behind this choice, it is evident that the artist’s involvement in various controversies influenced their decision.