Popular writer and social media influencer Solomon Buchi has posited that most influential Nigerian musicians are cultists.
Buchi made his position known following the raging controversies surrounding the death of Nigerian singer Mohbad, who was formerly signed to Marlian Records.
Recall that Mohbad died on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in a controversial circumstances.
Naira Marly, the owner of Marlian Records, and his associate, Sam Larry, have come under heavy criticisms on social media after a series of documents and videos of the duo subjecting the late singer to relentless bullying for leaving Marlian Records surfaced on the internet.
However, in his reaction, Buchi said : “I’ve been under the pages of books researching about Mohbad, his music boss, Naira Marley, and other parties that were involved in his life until his unfortunate demise. This has reinforced my belief that the Nigerian music industry is a cesspool of cultism, gangsterism, diabolical politics, and abysmal moral values.
“I listened to very few of his songs and noticed the pain in his voice, the sonorous and sober tone, and his poignant lyrics that often expressed the difficulty of life. His music mirrored his deepest struggles and his hope to overcome them. It got me thinking about the rot, evil, and darkness that exist in the realm of entertainment.
“Almost nothing to be exemplary of Naira Marley, Mohbad’s boss, who rose to fame by subliminally endorsing fraud and other negative vices. Now, he’s roped into this situation with strong and believable allegations of Mohbad’s death on him. And most of our youngsters listened to him and praised him until just before Mohbad’s death.
“Generally, the Nigerian music industry is a game of dirty power, gang rivalry, and shady deals. Most popular Nigerian musicians are cultists. Through their music, dressing, videos, lingo, and fraternal phrases, they are easy to identify. And what do they do? Of course, they don’t kill mosquitoes or keep peace—it’s a cycle of chaos. RIP Mohbad.”