Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has reportedly lost 500,000 Instagram followers in the space of one week over Mohbad’s passing.
The singer’s Instagram decline began as a result of the allegations against him, linking him and his associate, Sammy Larry, to the sudden death of his former signee Mohbad.
When Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, Marley had about 7.5 million devoted Instagram followers, however, the numbers started to reduce after more reports arose, alleging that he hand a hand in the late singer’s death. As it stands, he currently has 6.9 million followers on Instagram.
However, Marley spoke up in a press release from his label, stressing that he loved Mohbad like a brother and never harmed him. He also clamoured for justice for his former signee and then changed his display picture on the platform to that of Mohbads. Unfortunately for him, many were not swayed by his statement and called for his arrest and interrogation, as well as his counterpart Larry.
The Nigerian police force has officially launched an investigation into Mohbad’s sudden death, and the chief coroner has been written to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of the death.