Lagos Royal Family Disowns Music Promoter Sam Larry, Calls for Investigation Into Mohbad’s Death.
The Elegushi Royal Family of Eti-Osa, Lagos State, has officially distanced itself from music promoter Samson Balogun, popularly known as Sam Larry. This comes in response to reports that erroneously linked him to the royal family.
In a statement released on Thursday by the Palace, the Elegushi Royal Family clarified that Samson Balogun is not a member of their esteemed family and does not hold any official role within the royal family or with the reigning monarch. The statement aims to address the misinformation circulating in the media regarding his alleged association with the royal family.
The official statement reads, “The Elegushi Royal Family of Eti-Osa wishes to put on record the misinformation on the media space involving Samson Erinfolami Balogun (AKA Sam Larry). Samson Balogun is not a member of the royal family and does not work for the royal family or king in any capacity. Like other celebrities, politicians, religious and community leaders, he visits the palace to pay homage to the king and seek royal blessings just like other members of the public.
The statement further expressed condolences to the family and friends of the late Ilerioluwa Aloba, famously known as MohBad, and echoed the calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise. The Royal Family emphasized the importance of unraveling any potential foul play in the case.
We ask our friends in the media to be mindful of the sensitivity of the issue and desist from spreading falsehood that may jeopardize the investigation,” the statement concluded.
Mohbad petition against Sam Larry who assaulted him at a video shoot with Zlatan resurfaces
It is worth noting that MohBad had previously filed a petition with the Nigeria Police on June 27, 2023, alleging harassment by Sammy Larry and his associates. Despite this complaint, the police did not take any immediate action in response to the incident.
The Elegushi Royal Family’s statement seeks to clarify the position of Sam Larry in relation to the royal family and underscores the need for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding MohBad’s distressing situation and eventual demise.