The legal team of a popular artiste and songwriter, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, has threatened to sue renowned record producer, Solomon Oyeniyi, popularly called K-Solo, over what they described as malicious and unfounded accusations made against the Marlian Records boss.
K-Solo had, in a recent interview on Channels Televison’s programme, Rubbin Minds, accused Naira Marley of being involved in the death of his former signee, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, who died on September 12, 2023, at the age of 27.
He said, “Naira Marley is involved [in Mohbad’s death]. He cannot tell me he is not involved. He has a hand in his death.
“Somebody can’t be under your label, and he is being bullied every day, and you never came out to say anything. And you said you don’t know anything about it.
You’re putting up a statement? Everybody can put up a statement. Naira Marley has an involvement in. He can’t tell me no.
“Let him come out and wash himself clean and say, ‘I, Naira Marley, I’m not involved in this.’ Then let the police do their due diligence like the English they used.”
Reacting to the allegation, Naira Marley’s legal team in a statement titled, “Legal action will be initiated against K-Solo for defamation of Naira Marley’s character” which was signed by the record label’s media’ Head, Olamide Akinrimade, threatened legal action.
it partly read, “The legal team representing Naira Marley will be initiating legal action against K-Solo for defamation of character. It is essential to emphasise that making unfounded allegations and false statements can have far-reaching consequences.
“Accusations of this nature not only tarnish the image of the accused but also perpetuate baseless claims that have spread like wildfire because elements like K-Solo and others (especially two known actresses) have speared head the campaign of calumny against the person of Naira for reasons best known to them.
“In times past, we kept quiet because we wanted to honour the memory of the dead and honour the relationship with him, but we realised many people are setting negative agendas and spreading negative narratives against Naira Marley. We will no longer fold our hands and watch people with negative agendas drag Naira Marley, and neither would we allow them to achieve their aim of declaring him guilty of an offence he did not commit, at all cost.”
The team stressed that henceforth, anyone who alleges Naira Marley of being behind Mohbad’s death must present concrete proof not only on the internet but also in the court of law, adding, “Every falsehood and rumour will be met with severity and the full weight of law.
“Naira Marley has consistently refuted any involvement in Mohbad’s tragic passing and has vehemently denied the allegations put forth by K-Solo. We will give K-Solo the opportunity to provide evidence and prove his accusation, the same honour he didn’t extend to the Naira fair hearing.”
The statement further urged all concerned parties to avoid further spreading of unverified information that can harm reputations and hinder the truth from emerging.