Mohbad | FG To Establish Creative Economic Commission – Senator Elisha Abbo
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Entertainment, who also doubled as the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Youth and Sports Development, Senator Elisha Abbo, has revealed one of his plans to remedy continuous issues around record labels and their signees, such issues which are alleged led to the death of IleriOluwa Aloba, known popularly as Mohbad.
Mohbad died controversially on the 12th of September, 2023 with several videos surfacing online revealing that the former Marlian Record Label signee was subjected to threats, humiliation, and intimidation for leaving the label.
Senator Abbo in the company of Nollywood actresses, Iyabo and Tonto Dikeh, on Thursday, visited the family of the late singer in Lagos.
While speaking on why he deemed it fit to visit the grieving family and what his committee will do to prevent future occurrence of similar situations, Abbo revealed that he will sponsor a bill to establish a “creative economic commission’, a body that will regulate the activities of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
The senator said, “There are millions of ‘Mohbad’ out there, living in fear, it shouldn’t be so. Upon resumption of the senate, and within the first five days, I will sponsor a bill for the establishment of the ‘Creative Economic Commission’ (CEC).
The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in Adamawa State described the entertainment industry as a multi-billion dollar industry with no government agency overseeing its activities.
He gave kudos to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for establishing the Ministry of creative economy, adding that the president understands the importance of the creative industry, hence the creation of such a ministry.
Elisha Abbo was speaking during a live tv program on TVC on Friday morning when he made the disclosure.