As the Nigerian entertainment industry comes to term with the unexpected and controversial death of rising star Mohbad, the spotlight has made a shift towards Nigerian street artust, Naira Marley.
As the accusations and speculations linking Naira Marley to Mohbad’s untimely death keep on trooping in, a Nigerian actress known as Esther Nwachukwu, has risen to his defense.
Esther Nwachukwu has defended Naira Marley, expressing that his only crime was offering help and support to Mohbad when he was an upcoming artist.
She also boldly asserted that Naira Marley did not kill Mohbad and Nigerians were taking things to the extreme.
She expressed that Naira Marley is a human being and had normal human issues with Mohbad before his death but that did not mean he had been involved in his passing.
While Naira Marley has been facing a lot of backlash from both celebrities and the public, Esther’s vocal support his a surprising conversation within the entertainment community.
The controversy surrounding Mohbad’s death has sparked various theories and allegations. While initial reports suggested that Mohbad succumbed to complications from an ear infection, more evidence and videos have fueled suspicions of foul play.
One such video showed Sam Larry, Naira Marley’s aide, physically assaulting Mohbad, leading many to question the circumstances surrounding his death.
Before his passing, Mohbad had also openly discussed his strained relationship with Marlian Records, the record label founded by Naira Marley.
This revelation raised eyebrows and added more fuel to the speculations surrounding his death.
Naira Marley has reacted to to these allegations and controversies with a statement, expressing his intention to uncover the truth behind Mohbad’s demise. He had also referred to Mohbad as a bother stating that he was “shattered and heartbroken” over his passing.
However, a recent statement from Mohbad’s team contradicts Naira Marley’s claims of a friendly relationship. They recently released a statement that revealed that they were still owed unpaid royalties they never gave to Mohbad before his death. They had also revealed that Mohbad had initiated legal action against Marlian Records before his tragic passing.