Enveloped in a whirlwind of online adulation, a Nigerian man is being metaphorically crowned a prophet. This follows the resurgence of a Facebook post from 2020 where he forewarned against the controversial songs of popular artist, Naira Marley.
Speculations harbor an accusatory tone towards Naira Marley in relation to the recent and tragic demise of fellow artist, Mohbad. However, it’s important to note that, as of now, these remain unconfirmed by any authorized entities.
Navigating against the current of public discourse, the said man resurfaces his erstwhile disparaging post about the Marlian Record label prodigy, Naira Marley, amidst the mourning period for Mohbad.
John Obidi, the intellectual engine behind Headstart Africa, has sparked a significant online dialogue. This comes as a ripple effect of his decision to revive a Facebook post in which he critically addressed Naira Marley, first shared in the year 2020.
In the said post, John advised people to delete all Naira’s songs from their phones.
His advice was his solution to people who complained that they had no space on their phones for the Telegram app.
Resharing his 2020 Facebook post, John wrote:
“In 2020, I had a burden in my heart to warn people about Naira Marley’s music. I advised then that it would be wise to delete his music from personal devices.”
Obidi’s Warning Back in 2020
Obidi’s original Facebook post, dating back to 2020, explicitly warned against the potential societal effects of Naira Marley’s music. Obidi, a respected figure in the realm of social media consultancy, cautioned his followers about the negative impact such music could have, particularly on younger listeners.
The Resurfacing and Reception of the Post
With the recent events surrounding Mohbad’s alleged demise and Naira Marley’s purported connection, Obidi’s prediction appears prophetic to many. The resurfaced post has caused considerable debate on social media, eliciting a range of emotions, from surprise and skepticism to concern and affirmation.
Netizens’ Response to Obidi’s Post
Many netizens commended Obidi for his foresight, acknowledging the apparent connection between his past warning and current events. There was a considerable amount of discourse on the deleted Facebook post, with some users expressing their regret for not heeding his advice.
However, others remained skeptical, questioning the correlation between Naira Marley’s music and the unfortunate events surrounding Mohbad. They asked for evidence that directly links the artist’s music to the rapper’s untimely demise.
The Current Controversy
The speculation surrounding Naira Marley’s involvement in Mohbad’s alleged death has stirred robust conversation in the Nigerian online sphere. Naira has yet to respond to these allegations officially. As the controversy continues to unfold, many are waiting to see how the situation will eventually resolve.
John Obidi’s Facebook warning about Naira Marley’s music has added an unexpected twist to the unfolding narrative. Indeed, it will be interesting to see how this aspect of the story influences the public’s perception of Naira Marley and his music. “Unfortunately, the few who can see the future may have to be numb to the misunderstanding of the multitude.
“Moses had it worse. Can’t complain.”
People react to John Obidi’s post
Confidence Carson Obiazikwor said:
“I don’t know why it took Nigerians this long to realize the bad influence of Naira Marley on society.
“I have never liked that guy’s way of life, no, not even once.”
Doc Paul Oluwarantimi said:
“You’re not just excellence Daddy J.O, but you’re spiritual too.
“Thank God I know you Daddy.”
Alexander Nwobodo said:
“The man who saw the future.”
Omolola Olayemi said:
“I’ve always asked this.
“Do people listen to lyrics at all?
“Even if I try to overlook the lyrics, how about his personality?
“Of what good, please?”
Joy Adeyeye said:
“Daddy J.O, the seer.
“Unfortunately, some didn’t delete it then.
“Even with the state of things, some people are still taking sides with him.”
Chiaruka Joyce Unoke said:
“When these things were said, people called it “lame excuses to be more serious than though”.
“And now it’s playing out one day at a time.”
Francis Imariabe Junior said:
“My Daddy J.O John Obidi the Prophet. We know you are going to see into our future when you come to Benin by November.
“We anticipate your coming.”