Naira Marley, the head honcho of Marlian Records, has alleged that Mohbad, his ex-signee, struggled with mental disorders prior to his demise.
Mohbad passed away on September 12th. Marley is one of the suspects in the singer’s death.
Marley recently told Reno Omokri that he sought to help Mohbad after learning about the late singer’s “mental health issues” through an associate.
He stated that he was willing to send him abroad for treatment and “pay for a lot of scans,” but his parents stated that they prefer to treat him at home.
“I was out of the country, I came back, and the people you surround yourself with are telling me all these things that he forgot his password. They said he forgets things quickly,” he said.
“So I was just trying to get help for him. That is why I was with his family; his dad and mum, if you can get the full video. You can see them complaining, telling me about the way he is moving and I am telling them too I heard he forgot lyrics. This is still the stage when I am trying to find help or see what was wrong with him.
“I did pay for a lot of scans for him to get scanned… And as I said, he was a little bit paranoid. So I was trying to take it easy by finding what was wrong. Remember he made a video to say ‘if anything happened to him, It is Naira Marley’. So I was just trying to find the best out of him.
“I spoke about maybe he can travel out to check properly. Then, I am thinking okay, I do not want him to start wandering up and down. I need someone to travel with him that he trusts.
“And then he said that it is his mom and dad that would understand what is wrong with him. And then his mom and dad said they want to take him for treatment.”
Marley also alleged that Mohbad tried to commit suicide before his demise.
"He wanted to commit suicide again"
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The Marlian Records boss claimed Mohbad broke down several times and vowed to take his own life while he was alone.
Marley also alleged that the late singer “surrounded himself with a lot of bad people and cultists”.
“Mohbad surrounded himself with a lot of cultists”
– Naira Marley pic.twitter.com/hRUah7qqr2
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“I believe that people around him know a lot of things. I do understand that he was surrounding himself with a lot of bad people; a lot of cultists,” he said.
On Tuesday, the record label’s CEO stated that he will comply with the police request to assist in the continuing investigation into Mohbad’s death. He further stated, “I had nothing to do with Mohbad’s death.”
Marley previously stated that despite their “disagreements,” “no harm was wished on Mohbad.”
In January, Mohbad’s friend and Afropop musician Bella Shmurda described how he attempted suicide after his feud with Naira Marley.
“At a point, Myself and Mohbad were in an apartment, and he said he wanted to jump from upstairs,” he had said during an interview.