Embattled rapper Azeez Adeshina Fashola aka Naira Marley, has suggested his former signee, Mohbad, most likely surrounded himself with cultists.
He remarked in a chat with former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media aide, Reno Omokri on the nature of the singer’s demise.
Naira Marley admitted the deceased endured a lot of bullying and needed help as a result of all the stress that came with being a target of constant harassment but noted none of those were from him or his record label.
According to him: “I believe he was stressed as much as he needed help. I believe he has been bullied. I believe there were people on his neck, people all over him that he was in danger. But it wasn’t from us.
“If he was in danger from me, if anybody is scared of me, nobody is gonna come out doing all of these.
“I don’t believe in any cult whatsoever. I came to Nigeria in 2019 from England. I don’t know what a cult is. I’ve been running away from the cultists in Nigeria.
“I’m an anti-cultist. I’m against it. So many times they tried to force me into it but thank God they never succeeded in doing it.
He further claimed individuals accusing him of having an involvement in Mohbad’s death were trying to hide the genuine cause of his tragic incident but expressed hope that the authorities would carry out an exhaustive inquiry to establish the truth.
“I do understand that maybe he [Mohbad] had surrounded himself with a lot of bad people like a lot of cultists.
“And I can see from the way people are trying to cover up, with the way they’re sending in money [to Mohbad’s family] and with the experience of what has happened around them. I just hope the police will find out a lot of things, man”, he added.