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Reps summon Naira Marley, Mohbad’s manager, in connection with late singer’s death

The House of Representatives has called singer Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, to appear before it.

This is part of an attempt to address concerns about the late musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, widely known as Mohbad, and ensure his rights are honored.

Jiggy Adeoye, Mohbad’s manager, was also invited by the House’s Committee on Justice, Youth, and Legislative Compliance.

The invitation to Mohbad’s manager is to enable the lawmakers to have an interactive session scheduled for October 3.

This comes as a bold step towards securing proper compensation and royalties for the late music sensation.

Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley’s record label, tragically passed away at the age of 27 under unclear circumstances on September 12.

The House’s decision to intervene in the matter was prompted by a motion sponsored by Rep. Babajimi Benson (APC-Lagos).

Benson urged a review of the laws pertaining to the entertainment industry and copyright, expressing concerns about the contracts and agreements that artists were often compelled to sign.

During the debate on the matter at the plenary session on September 26, the lawmakers expressed their commitment to ensuring proper compensation and royalties for Mohbad’s musical works.

The lawmakers also pledged to monitor the ongoing investigation into his death and the royalties accruing to him.

In a letter dated October 26, signed by the Committee’s Clerk, Mr. Yusuf Ibrahim, the House formally summoned both Naira Marley and Mohbad’s manager.

This was to provide insights into the situation and guide the committee on potential legislative action.

The letter was routed through the President of the Performing Musicians Associations of Nigeria, NAN reports.

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