What Happened to Mohbad and Naira Marley?

What Happened to Mohbad and Naira Marley

Mohbad was a young street pop star who was signed to Naira Marley’s record label, Marlian Records. However, Mohbad’s time with the label was short-lived, as he left the label in controversial circumstances.

On September 13th, 2023, Mohbad tragically passed away, which led to speculation about the cause of his death. Many people on social media accused Naira Marley of being involved in Mohbad’s death, but the singer denied any involvement.

In an official statement shared on his page, Naira Marley noted that he and Mohbad had issues before he left his label but never wished him harm or death. The Marlian Record label boss admitted that although they had “disagreements, no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad“.

Collaborations and Music

Mohbad rose to fame in 2020 after his collaboration with Rexxie on the song “Ko Por Ke” (KPK). The song became an instant hit and propelled him to stardom as a rapper, singer, and composer in Nigeria. The song’s catchy beats and lyrics made it a fan favorite, and it quickly became a popular anthem in the country.

After the success of “Ko Por Ke,” Mohbad continued to release hit after hit, collaborating with other artists such as Naira Marley, Lil Kesh, and Zlatan Ibile. He also released his EP “Light” in 2021, which featured six tracks and showcased his versatility as an artist.

Naira Marley, on the other hand, is a controversial Nigerian street-pop boss who has been in the music industry for several years. He is the founder of the Marlian Music record label and has collaborated with several artists, including Mohbad.

Naira Marley and Mohbad’s collaboration on the song “Ponmo Sweet” was a massive hit in 2020. The song featured Lil Kesh and was produced by Rexxie. The song’s catchy beats and lyrics made it an instant fan favorite, and it quickly became one of the most played songs in Nigeria.

In 2021, Naira Marley released his album “Coming,” which featured Mohbad on the track “Ponmo.” The song was another hit, and it showcased the chemistry between the two artists.

Overall, Mohbad and Naira Marley’s collaborations have been successful, and their music has resonated with fans in Nigeria and beyond. Their unique sound and style have made them fan favorites, and they continue to release hit after hit.


The passing of Mohbad has brought to light several controversies and legal issues surrounding Naira Marley and Marlian Records.

Firstly, there have been allegations of ill-treatment and misconduct within the Marlian associations, with Mohbad being a victim of such. These allegations have sparked outrage among fans and the music industry at large, with many calling for an investigation into the matter.

Furthermore, Naira Marley and his record label have been accused of being involved in Mohbad’s untimely demise. While there is no concrete evidence to support these claims, they have led to death threats against Naira Marley, as reported by Vanguard News.

In addition, Naira Marley has had several run-ins with the law in the past, including charges of credit card fraud and cybercrime. These legal issues have led to his arrest and detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2019.


What is the current status of Mohbad and Naira Marley?

As of September 16, 2023, Mohbad has passed away and Naira Marley is mourning his loss. Mohbad was a former signee of Naira Marley’s record label, Marlian Records. Naira Marley has released an official statement about Mohbad’s death and has called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding it.

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