Major music channels such as Soundcity and MTV Base have made a significant move by removing Naira Marley’s songs from their playlists.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that the decision comes in the wake of the artiste’s alleged connection with the tragic passing of Mohbad.
Mohbad, who had been a part of Naira Marley’s Marlian Records label, parted ways with the record label in 2022. Since then, tensions between the two artistes have escalated, leading to public disputes.
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One of the most memorable incidents occurred in October 2022 when Mohbad shared a live video, capturing a distressing moment where he was seen crying and fleeing from a building in Chevron, Lekki.
Soundcity and MTV Base’s decision to pull Naira Marley’s songs from their playlists is a solidarity move in response to the ongoing controversies. While they haven’t explicitly stated the reasons behind this decision, it’s clear that the cloud of controversies surrounding the artiste played a role.
ADULAWO NEWS recalls that yesterday, Splash FM, another major player in the music scene, has also joined the ranks in discontinuing the play of Naira Marley’s songs. They’ve taken a stand, urging other stations to follow suit.
This collective action sends a powerful message that the music industry is not willing to overlook controversies or alleged connections to tragic events.
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For the past week, Naira Marley has also experienced a noticeable drop in his social media followers. His followers count, which stood at 7.5 million at the time of the news of Mohbad’s death, has since decreased to 6.9 million.