Marlian Music Boss and Associate Make Public Return Amid Controversial Circumstances
In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian singer Naira Marley, and his close associate Sam Larry, stepped back into the public eye after weeks of silence since the tragic demise of musician Mohbad. The duo, along with two others, faced legal troubles and were recently granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos State, under the conditions of a hefty N20 million bond.
A viral video circulating on Sam Larry’s TikTok handle showcased the reunion of Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and Marley’s signee Zinoleesky, marking their first appearance together post their release from police custody. The heartening footage displayed the trio laughing, exchanging gestures, and posing for the camera, signaling a moment of relief after the legal ordeal.
This development follows their initial arraignment on October 6 in connection with the death of former Marlian Music signee Mohbad, also known as Ilerioluwa Aloba. The court, presided over by Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, mandated the submission of their international passports and weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department as part of their bail conditions.
The video, surfacing on Tuesday, November 28, sparked mixed reactions, with some expressing disinterest in the duo’s release and others voicing optimism for justice in Mohbad’s case. The footage showed a seemingly carefree Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and Zinoleesky, raising questions about the public’s sentiment regarding the ongoing legal saga.
As the controversy surrounding Mohbad’s death continues, Naira Marley and Sam Larry’s public appearance adds a new layer of intrigue to an already complex and emotionally charged situation.
Ayomitide Adeyinka is a content writer, crypto journalist and editor with a Bsc in Political Science. He is also an egalitarian.