Mohbad’s Death: a wake-up Call
The sudden death of Afrobeats sensation, Mohbad is as painful as it is puzzling to Nigerians. For the first time, no one is asking or getting privacy to mourn, not even his immediate family. People want answers, but instead, more questions arise at every turn – his ex record label boss, Naira Marley, didn’t hesitate to add loads of queries the list of those that remain unsolved problems surrounding the case despite allegations from various quarters channelled towards him.
While allegations and counter allegations on the cause of Mohbad’s death continue to dominate the nation’s media space, one theory has produced overwhelming facts. His last days were tough and mared with various forms of violence linked to his record label.
We can’t claim to be oblivious to the growing trend of musicians joining gangs and making it look glamorous. It’s high time we made a choice: to let the cancer fester or put an end to the dangerous lifestyle. Below are the words of Goya Menor, rising Nigerian artiste, which summarizes the topic.
LETTER TO THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
To whom it may concern,With no joy on my face but still I will start this letter with a smile 😊. A lot is really happening down here. While coming up as an upcoming, this wasn’t the industry I wanted to venture into. I wanted to venture into an industry full of love ❤️ and mutual respect for each other, little did I know that the reverse was the case. An industry divided by Caucus, Confraternity and Tribalism( which always leave me in a state of “Na so una Dey do for here”😳)Let’s not talk about collaboration because it’s more easier to feature Kanye,Jayzy, Chris Brown etc than to feature your fellow Nigerian artist😀. When they need you, you can walk straight into the innermost chamber without any protocol but when you need them YOU GO EXPLAIN TIRE. Abi na show? When your name comes to the table, they can render your name useless in just 5 secs and when they see you in person they hug you and shout MY GUY. Let’s not deviate from the matter at hand because I will need an extra booklet for a proper letterMohbad, you cried out, but many were scared to talk to avoid being blacklisted or get disconnected from the Caucus. While those of us that doesn’t belong to the Caucus couldn’t do anything because our leg never strong for ground. You weren’t my G-G but I always admire you from afar because of your voice. I pray you get the desired justice at the end of the day, I pray your death put an end to this menace ravaging the industry so that at the end of the day you will be immortalized in the book of history. Rest on Hero ✌️❤️✌️#justiceformohbad