Naira Marley, the founder of Marlian Music record label, has vehemently denied allegations that he is involved in drug-related activities, clarifying that his record label is not a front for such operations, News About Nigeria gathered.
He also refuted claims of being affiliated with any cult or fraternity.
In a statement shared on his Instagram handle, Naira Marley addressed the allegations and expressed his readiness to cooperate with the police in the investigation surrounding the death of his former signee, Mohbad.
The late Nigerian singer, Mohbad, passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27 in Lagos State.
Following an investigation by the Lagos State Police Command into the circumstances of his death, an autopsy was conducted on his remains, the results of which have not yet been released.
Naira Marley said that he has been targeted by various unfounded stories since Mohbad’s demise and categorically stated that he had no involvement in the singer’s death, either directly or indirectly.
He explained that family conflicts, even among blood relatives, are not uncommon in the music industry, and he has maintained his silence to avoid compromising the ongoing investigation.
“Permit me to categorically state that I have no hand in the death of Ilerioluwa, either directly or indirectly,” Marley said. “It is not unusual in the industry, just like in several other industries, to have family friction, even amongst blood relatives.”
Naira Marley further mentioned that he has been out of the country since August 31 but is arranging to return to Nigeria to assist with the investigation.
Naira Marley emphasised his full cooperation with the police team and his commitment to providing evidence to clear his name of any wrongdoing.
He also affirmed that Marlian Music is a legitimate record label dedicated to promoting exceptional talent, introducing new artists, and nurturing their careers.