Naira Marley, a prominent Nigerian musician and owner of a record label, recently made headlines as he shed light on a significant development involving the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and his fellow artist, Mohbad. Born Azeez Adeshina Fashola, Naira Marley spoke candidly about the matter during an interview with former presidential aide turned journalist, Reno Omokri.
The revelation came after earlier denials by the NDLEA regarding any involvement in Mohbad’s arrest, which had sparked controversy following a viral video where Mohbad suggested that the NDLEA had provided him with a drink.
In the interview, Naira Marley clarified that he was abroad when the NDLEA apprehended his associates, known as the “Marlians.” Upon his return the following day, he discovered Mohbad had already been released. Naira Marley elaborated on his proactive role in the situation, describing how he intervened personally to secure the release of Zinoleesky, a signee of his label, as well as other members of his record label who had been detained by the NDLEA.
He recounted the events, stating, “Looking at the picture again, like I said, I was out of the country. I was getting information from everybody that was there during the incident. I tried to send someone to the NDLEA before I got back. When I got back the next day, they said Mohbad was not there. So, I had to bail out Zino and the rest. Mohbad was already out. It was that paranoia. It was when he was out, Zino was still in with NDLEA at this time.”
Naira Marley’s proactive involvement and support for his team members during this challenging period underscore his commitment to standing by his associates and addressing challenging situations in a hands-on manner.