Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known better as Mohbad on Thursday opened up on what transpired that led to the alleged assault he suffered at the Marlian House.
The News had on Wednesday reported that the singer alleged that he was assaulted by his management team after he demanded a change of manager.
The indigenous musician is signed under Marlian Records owned by fellow Nigerian artist Naira Marley. Sharing a video of himself on his Twitter handle, Mohbad claimed he was assaulted by his management team at the Marlian House.
In the seven seconds video clip, the singer decked in a white singlet was seen with bruises on his back, neck, and hand.
Debunking the claims, Naira Marley, who owns Marlian Records, described the incident as a “family affair”.
“Mohbad has a history of getting intoxicated which affects his emotions and actions. #ImNotPerfect. However, all issues would be resolved amicably within the record label,” Naira Marley wrote on his Twitter handle.
“I need my bro Mohbad to come on live so u guys can see I don’t have any reasons to lie on him,” he wrote in another tweet.
But giving details of what transpired on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Mohbad wrote, “The events of the last two days have left indelible scars in my heart. I have always just wanted to create good music and to provide for my family and myself through my music. As an Artiste from the street, I thought the Marlian Family would be a good place for me.
“However, recent events and certain truths have come to light which threaten my peace, health and career. Because of these issues, I informed Naira Marley on the Marlian WhatsApp group chat of my intention to change my manager.
“This didn’t go down well with my current Manager Tunde (His Brother). There were instant angry outbursts and protests from him in the chat. I went to Naira Marley’s house with my Producer and my friend on the 4th of October, 2022, to have this conversation and reach a peaceful resolution.
We were in the studio, and Some of the guys who work with Naira- Sid, Shuddy, Seyi and others- were present, as well as Naira and Tunde. I noticed Tunde was quite agitated as we started the discussion. In the middle of the conversation, Tunde became violent and attacked me.
“The guys I was with were also attacked, humiliated and stripped naked by Sid, Shuddy and Seyi and some of the other boys. We were barely able to escape. 3 of us had to be checked into the hospital to get medical care for the injuries sustained during the assault.
“Naira Marley was fully present throughout this event, and in fact, coordinated some of the attacks as he instructed the boys to beat us up. Some of this was captured on video. It is therefore disrespectful for Naira Marley to insinuate that I started the attack because I was intoxicated as he is fully aware of the facts and circumstances surrounding this violent attack.
“It is not the first time Naira has lied to push his own narrative, but it will hopefully be the last. I trust that soon, justice will be served.”