By Odyemi Odumade
The House of Representatives has issued a summon to the controversial singer Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley.
The House, through its Committee on Justice, Youths, and Legislative Compliance, has also extended an invitation to Jiggy Adeoye the manager of the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as Mohbad, for an interactive scheduled for next week Tuesday.
The primary aim of this move is to ensure the rightful compensation and royalties for the late singer, Mohbad, who was previously signed to Naira Marley’s record label.
Mohbad’s untimely demise at the age of 27 under mysterious circumstances on September 12 has raised concerns about the handling of his musical work and royalties.
The House of Representatives decided to intervene in this matter following the adoption of a motion put forward by a member from Lagos State, Babajimi Benson.
The motion called for a comprehensive review of the laws governing the entertainment industry, including copyright laws, and highlighted concerns regarding the contractual agreements that artists are often required to sign.
During the subsequent debate on the issue at plenary held on September 26, lawmakers reassured Mohbad’s family of their commitment to ensuring proper compensation and royalties for his musical works.
The House also resolved to closely monitor the investigation into his untimely death and the royalties owed him.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Safiya Wada