Naira Marley, the Marlian Records head honcho, has claimed Mohbad, his ex-signee, battled with mental issues before his death.
Mohbad died on September 12. Marley is one of the persons of interest in the singer’s demise.
In a recent chat with Reno Omokri, Marley said he tried to seek help for Mohbad after learning about the late singer’s “mental health issues” from an associate.
He said he was ready to send him abroad for treatment and “pay for a lot of scans but his parents said they want to take him for treatment”.
“I was out of the country, I came back, and the people you surround yourself with are telling me all these things that he forgot his password. They said he forgets things quickly,” he said.
“So I was just trying to get help for him. That is why I was with his family; his dad and mum, if you can get the full video. You can see them complaining, telling me about the way he is moving and I am telling them too I heard he forgot lyrics. This is still the stage when I am trying to find help or see what was wrong with him.
“I did pay for a lot of scans for him to get scanned… And as I said, he was a little bit paranoid. So I was trying to take it easy by finding what was wrong. Remember he made a video to say ‘if anything happened to him, It is Naira Marley’. So I was just trying to find the best out of him.
“I spoke about maybe he can travel out to check properly. Then, I am thinking okay, I do not want him to start wandering up and down. I need someone to travel with him that he trusts.
“And then he said that it is his mom and dad that would understand what is wrong with him. And then his mom and dad said they want to take him for treatment.”
Marley also alleged that Mohbad tried to commit suicide before his demise.
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The Marlian Records boss claimed Mohbad broke down several times and vowed to take his own life while he was alone.
Marley also alleged that the late singer “surrounded himself with a lot of bad people and cultists”.
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“I believe that people around him know a lot of things. I do understand that he was surrounding himself with a lot of bad people; a lot of cultists,” he said.
On Tuesday, the record label boss said he would honour the police invitation to assist in the ongoing investigation of Mohbad’s death. He also insisted that “I have no hand in Mohbad’s death”.
Marley earlier said although they had “disagreements, no harm whatsoever was wished on Mohbad”.
In January, Bella Shmurda, the Afropop singer and friend of Mohbad, revealed how he attempted to end his life during the rift with Naira Marley.
“At a point, Myself and Mohbad were in an apartment, and he said he wanted to jump from upstairs,” he had said during an interview.
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