Discussions around the terrible and sudden death of Nigerian artist Mohbad have taken many different shapes. Recently, activist and writer Solomon Buchi entered the discussion and made sweeping assertions regarding the Nigerian music industry.
The scandal surrounding Mohbad’s passing started after a video of the late musician being harassed by Naira Marley’s assistant, Sam Larry, surfaced. Naira Marley, a well-known musician in Nigeria, was the target of a barrage of criticism and condemnation after the video stunned many people.
Solomon Buchi had the following to say in response to the video and the current events:
“I’ve been under the pages of books researching about Mohbad, his music boss, Naira Marley and other parties that were involved in his life until his unfortunate demise. This has reinforced my belief that the Nigerian music industry is a cesspool of cultism, gangsterism, diabolical politics and abysmal moral volume.
“I listened to a very few of his songs, and noticed the pain in his voice, the sonorous and sober tone, and his poignant lyrics that often expressed the difficulty of life. His music mirrored his deepest struggles, and hope to overcome. It got me thinking about his story…”
“It got me thinking about the rot, evil and darkness that exists in the realms of entertainment, and how we should be careful who we listen to. Naira Marley, Mohbad’s boss, was highly celebrated by young Nigerians. He was rewarded with clout – a young man with little morals.”
“Almost nothing to be exemplary of, Naira Marley rose to fame by subliminally endorsing fraud and other negative vices.
“Marley has been arrested over 124 times in England and was once declared wanted. This is the man many of you, even Christians, revered as your president.
“You danced to his songs and labelled yourselves Marians: a terrible and lousy group of youngsters I assumed were stark irresponsible.
“The older generation warned us, sharply criticized Marley’s stardom and his possible influence on youngsters, but our generation is always right.”
“Now, he’s roped in this situation, with strong and believable allegations of Mohbad’s death on him. Just yesterday, I decided to peep his Instagram page, and was appalled – it was filled with random videos of women’s bum, degeneracy and everything unworthy of emulation.”
“And most of our youngsters listened and praised him until just before Mohbad’s death.
Marley is only a popular example here, but generally, the Nigerian music industry is a game of dirty power, gang rivalry and shady deals.”
“Most popular Nigerian musicians are cultists. Through their music videos, dressing, lingo and fraternal phrases, they are easy to identify. And what do they do? Of course, they don’t kill mosquitoes or keep peace-it’s a cycle of chaos.”
“It seems that some of you love the feel of thuggery in their music, when the reality of it, is dangerous. I will not be caught donating my time, social media like button and money to an enterprise that is built on the tentacles of thuggery, immorality and evil. RIP Mohbad.”
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana