In the wake of the tragic and unexpected passing of Nigerian singer Mohbad, discussions surrounding his death have taken on various forms. Writer and activist Solomon Buchi, has recently joined the conversation making bold claims about the Nigerian music industry.
The controversy surrounding Mohbad’s death began when a video surfaced showing the late singer being harassed by Naira Marley’s aide, Sam Larry. The video shocked many and led to a wave of criticism and condemnation aimed at Naira Marley, who is a prominent figure in the Nigerian music scene.
Reacting to the video and all the recent happening, Solomon Buchi had this to say,
“I’ve been under the pages of books researching about Mohbad, his music boss, Naira Marley and other parties that were involved in his life until his unfortunate demise. This has reinforced my belief that the Nigerian music industry is a cesspool of cultism, gangsterism, diabolical politics and abysmal moral volume.
“I listened to a very few of his songs, and noticed the pain in his voice, the sonorous and sober tone, and his poignant lyrics that often expressed the difficulty of life. His music mirrored his deepest struggles, and hope to overcome. It got me thinking about his story…”
“It got me thinking about the rot, evil and darkness that exists in the realms of entertainment, and how we should be careful who we listen to. Naira Marley, Mohbad’s boss, was highly celebrated by young Nigerians. He was rewarded with clout – a young man with little morals.”
“Almost nothing to be exemplary of, Naira Marley rose to fame by subliminally endorsing fraud and other negative vices.
Marley has been arrested over 124 times in England and was once declared wanted. This is the man many of you, even Christians, revered as your president. You danced to his songs and labelled yourselves Marians: a terrible and lousy group of youngsters I assumed were stark irresponsible. The older generation warned us, sharply criticized Marley’s stardom and his possible influence on youngsters, but our generation is always right.”
“Now, he’s roped in this situation, with strong and believable allegations of Mohbad’s death on him. Just yesterday, I decided to peep his Instagram page, and was appalled – it was filled with random videos of women’s bum, degeneracy and everything unworthy of emulation.”
“And most of our youngsters listened and praised him until just before Mohbad’s death.
Marley is only the popular example here, but generally, the Nigerian music industry is a game of dirty power, gang rivalry and shady deals.”
“Most popular Nigerian musicians are cultists.
Through their music videos, dressing, lingo and fraternal phrases, they are easy to identity. And what do they do? Of course, they don’t kill mosquitoes or keep peace-it’s a cycle of chaos.”
“It seems that some of you love the feel of thuggery in their music, when the reality of it, is dangerous. I will not be caught donating my time, social media like button and money to an enterprise that is built on the tentacles of thuggery, immorality and evil. RIP Mohbad.”