Nigerian artist Abiola Akinbiyi, popularly known as Bella Shmurda, posted a tweet that appears to be aimed at Naira Marley, urging him to surrender to the police.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, Bella Shmurda tweeted, “Sha lo report ara eh!!!” which translates to “Go and report yourself!!.” This tweet led to widespread speculation that it was directed at Naira Marley, the CEO of Marlians Music.
Shmurda’s tweet came shortly after Marley released an official statement on his Instagram page, vehemently denying any involvement in the death of his former signee, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as Mohbad. In his statement, Marley expressed his shock at the accusations against him and defended his character.
Sha lo report ara eh!!!
— Yxng Alhaji 💐 (@BellaShmurda) September 26, 2023
Marley’s statement read in part, “In the last few days there has been a lot of onslaught on my personal reputation globally over the death of all my former signing all manner of stories have been moving against me in respect of his untimely death. I have not only been in shock over the death of the deceased whom I consider to be my brother a member of our music family but over the various lies spread and threats against me. I would like to clearly state that I have never fought or attacked him for the avoidance of doubt I have never instructed any friend, or known associates to attack bully or harass him. And with regard to our label, none of our artists ever fought or mistreated Mohbad”.
Marley also added that he would be returning to Nigeria to assist in the ongoing investigation into Mohbad’s death, and cooperating with the police in every way he can.
However, Mohbad’s close friend Shmurda was not having it with his statement and instructed him to report himself to the police. This comes after Shmurda clamoured for Marley’s arrest, alongside his associate Sam Larry.