The management of Splash FM 105.5 in Ibadan, Oyo State, has banned the playing of songs by Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, from airing on the station, citing the ongoing investigation into the mysterious death of his former label signee, Mohbad.
This was disclosed in a post shared on X (formerly Twitter) by one of the presenters at the radio station, Aderonke Adesola.
In the internal memo, the management of Splash FM cited the ongoing police inquiry into Mohbad’s death as the reason behind the ban.
The memo urged staff members to exercise discretion due to the sensitive nature of Mohbad’s death and the criminal investigation. It stated that Naira Marley’s songs are now classified as “Not to be Broadcast” on their stations until further notice, effective immediately.
The post read,
“Good evening team. In view of the sensitive nature around the death of Mohbad and the criminal procedure, the police have commenced, I will urge us all to exercise discretion.
“To this effect, Naira Marley’s songs have become NTBB ( not to be broadcast) on our station till further notice. This is with immediate effect. Thank you.”
Naira Marley has been embroiled in controversy following Mohbad’s sudden death at 27.
The talented singer died a year after his controversial split from the record label owned by singer Naira Marley, due to an internal dispute and allegations of assaults.