Mohbad: Reps Summon Naira Marley, Manager Over Late Singer’s Royalties
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
The House of Representatives has summonsed Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley to appear before it.
The development was part of its efforts to secure proper compensation and royalties for the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, who recently passed away under controversial circumstances.
This action was initiated by the House’s Committee on Justice, Youth, and Legislative Compliance on Thursday.
It also extended an invitation to Jiggy Adeoye, the manager of the late singer. An interactive session is scheduled for Tuesday.
Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley’s record label, tragically passed away on September 12 at the age of 27.
The House decided to intervene in the matter following the adoption of a motion presented by Babajimi Benson, a member of the APC representing Lagos.
Benson called for a review of the laws governing the entertainment industry and copyright regulations.
He also expressed concerns about the contracts and agreements that entertainers are often compelled to sign.
In a letter dated October 26 and signed by the committee’s clerk, Yusuf Ibrahim, the House formally requested the presence of both Naira Marley and Mohbad’s manager to provide guidance for further legislative action.
This letter was transmitted through the President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria.