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Reps invite Naira Marley over Mohbad’s royalties


Marlian Music Record boss and popular Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, has been summoned by the House of Representatives over the royalties and benefits of the late signee of his record label, Mohbad, who died under mysterious circumstances. 

The House also invited Mohbad’s manager, Jiggy Adeoye, to a meeting on Tuesday next week.

The summons was issued by the House Committees on Justice, Youth and Legislative Compliance, who are investigating the case of Ilerioluwa Aloba, famously known as Mohbad.

The committees want to hear from Naira Marley and Mohbad’s legal team on how they have handled the rights and interests of the deceased singer, who was signed to Naira Marley’s record label. The meeting is scheduled for October 31, according to a letter sent to them.

The letter stated that the committees were acting on a resolution of the House of Representatives, which was adopted after a motion moved by Babajimi Benson on September 26. 

The motion called for a probe into the circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death and his entitlements as a performing artist.

The House Committees on Justice, Youth and Legislative Compliance invite you and the legal team of MOHBAD for an interactive meeting session as regards a referral received being a resolution of the House of Representatives during their plenary session on Tuesday 26th September 2023 with respect to the circumstances surrounding the royalties and other benefits of Mohbad and to ascertain the level of your interaction with other relevant copyright organisations; such information will guide the committee on further legislative action.

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“In view of the above, you are kindly invited for an interactive session with the chairman, Committee on Justice, Youth and legislative compliance scheduled as follows,” the letter read.

The President of Performing Musicians Associations of Nigeria was also copied in the letter.