The House of Representatives has summoned singer Azeez Fashola known as Naira Marley, The Nation report.
This is against the backdrop of concerns surrounding the works of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad and to ensure that his rights are upheld.
The House, through its Committee on Justice, Youth and Legislative Compliance, also invited Jiggy Adeoye, Mohbad’s manager.
In the now-viral letter sighted by our source, dated October 26, signed by the Committee’s Clerk, Yusuf Ibrahim, the House formally summoned Naira Marley.
The House, through its Committee, also invited Mohbad’s legal team.
This was to provide insights into the situation and guide the committee on potential legislative action.
The letter was routed through the President of the Performing Musicians Associations of Nigeria.
Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley’s record label, passed away 21 under unclear circumstances on Thursday, September 12.
The Lagos State Government ordered a coroner’s inquest into the death of the singer.
The House’s decision to intervene in the matter was prompted by a motion sponsored by Rep. Babajimi Benson (APC-Lagos).
Benson urged a review of the laws pertaining to the entertainment industry and copyright, expressing concerns about the contracts and agreements that artists were often compelled to sign.
During the debate on the matter at the plenary, the lawmakers expressed their commitment to ensuring proper compensation and royalties for Mohbad’s musical works.
The lawmakers also pledged to monitor the ongoing investigation into his death and the royalties accruing to him.