This move is part of an effort to address concerns related to the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, and ensure that his rights are protected.
The House, specifically through its Committee on Justice, Youth, and Legislative Compliance, has also extended an invitation to Jiggy Adeoye, the manager of Mohbad.
The invitation to Mohbad’s manager is intended to facilitate an interactive session, taking a significant step towards securing proper compensation and royalties for the late music artist.
Mohbad, a former signee of Naira Marley’s record label, tragically passed away at the age of 27 under unclear circumstances on September 12.
The House’s decision to intervene in this matter was prompted by a motion sponsored by Representative Babajimi Benson (APC-Lagos).
Benson called for a review of the laws governing the entertainment industry and copyright, expressing concerns about the contracts and agreements that artists are often compelled to sign.
During the debate on this matter during the plenary session on September 26, lawmakers expressed their commitment to ensuring fair compensation and royalties for Mohbad’s musical works.
They also pledged to monitor the ongoing investigation into his death and the royalties owed to him.
In a letter dated October 26, signed by the clerk of the committee, Yusuf Ibrahim, the House officially summoned both Naira Marley and Mohbad’s manager.
This summons aims to gather insights into the situation and guide the committee in potential legislative actions. The letter was transmitted through the President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria.