- It appears Instagram has become too hot for Nigerian socialite and Naira Marley’s friend, Sam Larry, as he made an unexpected move
- This came shortly after a video surfaced online showing Sam Larry allegedly attacking Mohbad during his video shoot with Zlatan Ibile
- Sam Larry’s exit from Instagram soon caught the attention of many Nigerians, and they all shared their thoughts
- Legit.ng recently spoke with an entertainment guru, Abisola Alawode, and he shared his thoughts on the issue
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Nigerian socialite Sam Larry has deactivated his Instagram account amid the backlash coming his way after the death of Mohbad.
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Shortly after the video surfaced, Sam Larry, who is Naira Marley’s friend and associate, came under fire.
Many Nigerians had stormed his Instagram page, prompting the socialite to restrict his comment section.
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Despite restricting the comment section, trolls did not back down. This made him deactivate his Instagram page.
More photos also went viral online, showing the controversial socialite mingling with politicians and known political thugs.
See screenshots below:
Reactions as Sam Larry deactivates IG page after Mohbad’s death
Sam Larry’s exit from Instagram and his alleged relationship with thugs got many Nigerians talking.
Many of them blamed him for Mohbad's death. Read some of their reactions below:
“There’s a video of this guy with Tinubu trending on Twitter. Imagine seeing a tout around the president.”
“Naira Marley even get mind dey post R.I.P after em and his boy don bully/oppress late Mohbad….”
“He should better deactivate it forever, even if he escapes human’s judgement… he won’t escape that if God.”
“I still never understand why and how the wicked last longer in life than the wiicked. I didn't know Mohbad one on one but from his videos he was just an easy going guy.”
“This government and thugs 5&5, this Sam Larry guy is literally dining with your President and his cabals.”
“Just look at!!!! I’m just tired, everything about this boy just saddens me It will never be well with Naira Marley, Sam Lerry and their useless members.”
“He should also deactivate himself from this world.”
“Shebi u be strong man?? Why are you running.”
“And they have children too.”
Mohbad's death: I am happy police is involved
Music and entertainment guru, Abisola Alawode, has spoken on the backlash Sam Larry and Naira Marley have received since Mohbad's death.
He expressed joy that the matter is now being handled by the police.
He said: “I like the fact that people are speaking about Mohbad’s death and it’s not being treated with kids’ gloves. I like that the police have even gotten involved because he was a young man and a bright star for the future and he was someone trying to build a life for himself. I like that the police have gotten involved and it’s now a proper case.”
Abisola also noted that Naira Marley and Sam Larry should be dealt with if found complicit in Mohbad's death.
“I like that Sam Larry and Naira Marley are being spoken about in public. We do not know what led to Mohbad’s death but before he died, there was a lot of evidence to point at both Naira Marley and Sam Larry making the boy’s life difficult. So if they are complicit, they should be made to face the full wrath of the law. People should talk and make sure the case is not swept under the rug. I like that people are speaking on it, if Naira Marley and Sam Larry have anything to do with the fact that the boy passed away, please they should be dealt with", he said.
Why musicians leave their record labels
According to Abisola, musicians leave their record labels over unfulfilled terms of agreement. He noted that the situation is not peculiar to Nigeria alone and new musicians need to get a lawyer to put them through the terms of any contract they sign.
In his words:
“The main reason why I think these artistes are leaving their labels is because the terms of the contract are not fulfilled by maybe both parties. There are times where a record label comes to sign a musician and they say they will do all this and that, the musician makes the song, it blows up, money comes in but the record label refuses to do what they are supposed to do, the musician has no choice but to leave. Once the record label does all they want for the musician and the musician gets a better deal, then he comes back and says he doesn’t need the record label anymore. Those things happen, not just in Nigeria, it’s a normal thing that would continue to happen. The advice for anyone signing a contract with a label is to look at the terms properly, get a lawyer who would explain and direct you on steps to take. Make sure that the other party too, they are made to follow and stick to the terms of the contract.”
Mohbad's relatives plot to collect his properties from wife
Mohbad’s death seems to have brought trouble for his young wife, Omowunmi.
Recall that Mohbad died at the young age of 27 on September 12, 2023. Hours later, videos started to make the rounds of preparations for his burial.
One of the elderly men present spoke about how men should not rely on their wives because some make millions and do not take it home.