Naira Marley and Mohbad
The House of Representatives has summoned singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, over the royalties of his late former signee Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as Mohbad.
A panel set up by the House, comprising committees on youth, justice, and legislative compliance, also invited Mohbad’s legal team.
The House’s resolve to investigate Mohbad’s royalties while he was signed under Naira Marley’s Marlian Records was conveyed in a Thursday letter by the panel’s clerk, Yusuf Ibrahim.
The letter officially summoned Naira Marley and Mohbad’s legal team to a meeting on October 31.
“The House Committees on Justice, Youth and Legislative Compliance invite you and the legal team of MOHBAD for an interactive meeting session as regards a referral received being a resolution of the House of Representatives during their plenary session on Tuesday 26th September 2023 with respect to the circumstances surrounding the royalties and other benefits of Mohbad and to ascertain the level of your interaction with other relevant copyright organisations; such information will guide the committee on further legislative action.
“In view of the above, you are kindly invited for an interactive session with the chairman, Committee on Justice, Youth and legislative compliance scheduled as follows,” the letter read.
Mohbad, 27, died on September 12, a few weeks after he had petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police heading the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos, over threats to his life by socialite Sam Larry and thugs who allegedly attacked him with guns, cutlasses and other weapons while shooting a video with Zlatan. Several videos where Naira Marley was accused of threatening Mohbad, his former signee, also surfaced after the “KPK” singer’s death.