Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley, witnessed a significant drop of 500,000 Instagram followers within a week due to the unfortunate passing of his former signee, Mohbad.
The decline in Naira Marley’s Instagram following can be attributed to allegations linking him and his associate, Sammy Larry, to the sudden demise of Mohbad. These allegations suggest emotional and physical mistreatment of the late singer after his departure from the Marlians record label.
Before Mohbad’s untimely passing on September 12, 2023, Naira Marley had approximately 7.5 million dedicated Instagram followers. However, as more reports emerged implicating him in the singer’s death, his follower count dwindled to 6.9 million.
This decline is largely a response to the grief-stricken fans of Mohbad, who have expressed their disapproval of Naira Marley in the comment sections of his posts. These fans have been actively demanding justice for Mohbad through social media and peaceful protests.
Naira Marley, in an official statement from his record label, vehemently denied any wrongdoing and professed his love for Mohbad, describing their relationship as brotherly. He also advocated for justice for his former signee and changed his profile picture on the platform to that of Mohbad. Despite his efforts, many remained unconvinced and called for both his and Sammy Larry’s arrest and interrogation.
In response to public pressure, the Nigerian police force has initiated an official investigation into Mohbad’s sudden demise, and the chief coroner has been contacted to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.