“Mohbad’s Oppressors Paid Anyone to Harm Him”: Deceased’s Wife Speaks on Ordeal With Naira Marley

“Mohbad’s Oppressors Paid Anyone to Harm Him”: Deceased’s Wife Speaks on Ordeal With Naira Marley

  • The widow of Mohbad testified during her court section about the relationship between Naira Marley and the deceased
  • Wunmi Aloba noted that she didn't know about the Marlian House boss until he reached out to her late husband
  • The mother of one also spoke about the challenging times they faced as a couple after Mohbad left Naira Marley, hinting at ways he came after them

Wunmi Aloba, the wife of late Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, best known as Mohbad, testified about her husband's time with Marlian Records and the circumstances behind his departure from the label.

Wunmi claimed that she met Mohbad when she was in secondary school, and they were both rappers at the time.

Naira Marley, Mohbad's wife testifies against Naira Marley
Mohbad's wife gave an account of her husband's relationship with Naira Marley. Credit: @nairamarley, @iammohbad
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She told the court during the coroner's inquest that Mohbad had participated in a popular online challenge that BaddyOsha had started and won. So, he already had a successful career before signing with Marlian Records.

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"One day he told me that Naira Marley sent him a message on Instagram to come see him. I advised him to only feature Naira Marley on one song and not sign a record deal with him, but Mohbad said the signing would help his career," Wunmi testified.

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How Mohbad's wife heard about Naira Marley

Wunmi said she didn't learn about Naira Marley's popularity until Mohbad started talking about him. Things, however, started going in a negative spiral when they didn't allow Mohbad to change his manager, who is Naira Marley's cousin, Tunde.

Because he was doing nothing, Mohbad decided to change his manager. Naira Marley, however, insisted that the group would ultimately decide who would serve as his manager.

"He started receiving different threats from his oppressor, and by 2022, when he left the label, he wasn't stable again. He left with zero accounts. He didn't have anything to start again, and he started struggling to survive. Bella Shmurda fed us for three months when the issue happened as things were hard," Wunmi said.

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She informed the court of the various methods of intimidation used by Mohbad's abusers.

Wunmi mentioned that Mohbad had contacted various musicians but received no responses from them other than from Olajide and Bella Shmurda since they didn't want to be associated with him. She said that his 'oppressors' had paid people to harm him, and he had lived in constant terror as a result.

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Mohbad's wife's testimony against Naira Marley sparks reactions

Legit.ng captured how netizens reacted below:


"Her story is so straightforward but y’all want her to be the culprit so bad! She’s not even trying to complicate anyone but you people still have a problem with her! Nawa o."


"This girl na police woman pikin. She has been prepared by her mom."


"Y’all saying she is lieing as if you were their when everything was happening. I knew the moment she talked, y’all gonna see something to say in whatever she said. And it’s not like y’all care like that."

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"I’m glad she’s speaking up and hearing her own side of the story too! They bu!!ied that boy into depression & we all know bull.ying is a crime but welcome to Nigeria."


'The way some Nigerians were saying this babe should come outside and talk ehnn, now she’s talking and some of y’all are saying she’s lying…Iku lo bolaje mhen.'

Mohbad's wife speaks on auxiliary nurse's injection

During the coroner's inquest into the tragic death of Nigerian singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, best known as Mohbad, Omawumi, the deceased's wife, revealed some unknown information.

She said in her testimony on Tuesday, November 7, that her husband began vomiting and complaining of pain after an auxiliary nurse administered an injection on Tuesday, September 12, at about 1pm.

Omawumi's evidence suggests that a fight Mohbad had with his friend Prime Boy was somehow linked to the circumstances leading up to his death. She said Mohbad was hurt on Sunday, September 10, when he got into the fight with Prime Boy in Ikorodu.

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