Azeez Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians“.
Naira Marley is considered to be the best newcomer in the industry after Wizkid.
He worked up the charts and later earned the name, Marlian from his fans.
He is a hard worker who is considered to have won the year 2019 with continuously releasing smash hit singles and topped different musical channels in television and radio.
|Real name||Azeez Fashola|
|Date of birth||10 May 1991|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Music and Endorsement|
|Net worth||₦255 million|
He is in a polygamous relationship and a family man.
Here is how he rose to fame.
Naira Marley Age
Nairs Marley was born on the 10th of May in 1994. He is 26-years-old
Naira Marley Early Life
Naira Marley was born in Agege, Lagos State in Nigeria.
His parents are Mr and Mrs Fashola.
He was named Azeez Fashola at birth but his stage name soon took over. At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London, England
Naira Marley has kept his personal life private and not much is not about his sibling, but it is believed that he was born in a family where he has many brothers and sisters.
Naira Marley Education
Niara Marley studied at Porlock Hall before attending Walworth School in the UK, where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
Naira Marley furthered his studies at Peckham Academy and graduated with a distinction for Business. He continued his studies and enrolled for business law at Crossways College now known as the Christ the King Sixth Form College.
Naira Marley Family
Naira Marley is married to two wives and has four children.
Naira Marley is a private person who does not share anything publicly about his love life but he has shared that he has two wives who are Americans.
Naira Marley Career
Naira Marley sings in English, Pidgin and Yoruba. His music is a blend of Afrobeats and hip-hop.
He came up with his stage name through his admiration of the Jamaican legend, Bob Marley and he also started growing his locks as his idol, Bob Marley had.
Naira Marley started his career in 2014. He used to dream of becoming an MC and a voice-over artist until he was dared by his friends to take a shot at singing and rapping.
He released his debut single Marry Juana which was co-produced by Max Twigz. This followed by his debut Extended Play (EP) Gotta Dance which was released in 2015.
Naira Marley continued his musical journey and his fan base started growing globally.
In December 2017, he collaborated with the legendary Olamide and released Issa Goal. It was co-produced by Lil Kesh and the song became the theme song for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He continued his journey and owned 2018 when he released the remix of “Issa Goal” which was released on the 16th of June in 2018. He featured the vocals of Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi and Slimcase.
Concluding 2018, Naira Marley teamed up with the Afrobeat newcomer, Zlatan and released a song Am I A Yahoo Boy.
Naira Marley Awards & Nominations
Naira Marley is a renowned musician and growing his fan base as he releases new work.
He has worked with different artists and through his contributions and he has been recognised for the following awards.
2019 – City People Music Awards for Artist of the Year (Nominated)
2019 – City People Music Awards for Street Song of the Year for Soapy (Nominated)
2020 – Soundcity MVP Awards for Viewers’ Choice for Soapy (Won)
Naira Marley EFCC Arrest
Naira Marley was caught up in a scandal with The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and was arrested alongside his friend Zlatan, Tiamiu Kayode, Adewunmi Moses and Abubakar Musa on the 10th of May in 2019.
The arrest was made a day after Naira Marley released the video for his controversial single “Am I A Yahoo Boy”.
His friends were released three days after their arrest, but Naira Marley remained in custody due to overwhelming evidence against him.
In May 2019, Naira Marley was charged by the EFCC with 11 counts of fraud. He later appeared before the Federal High Court and pleaded “not guilty” and he had his bail hearing on the 30th of May in 2019.
Naira Marley was granted bail on the 14th of June in 2019 and was set to be released on a ₦2,000,000 bail.
Naira Marley released the single “4 Nights In Ekohtiebo” while still in prison. In it, he talks about his industry friends, foes and other people who have admired him.
Naira Marley Business
In 2018, Naira Marley saw an opportunity following the exponential growth of his fan base and he started a cultural event, Marlian Fest – which is an annual festival that takes place in Lagos and he performs for his fans.
Naira Marley Net Worth
Through his fast-growing 6 years of activity in the music industry, Naira Marley is estimated to be worth over $1.2 million and is regarded as one of the most influential upcoming musicians in Nigeria.
Naira Marley Cars
Having worked his way up, Naira Marley has most certainly awarded himself with some of the coolest rides. His posting on social media have left many green with envy.
The Nigerian artist also believes that everything can and will fall into place as long as God is put first.
Flouting lockdown order
He was detained by the Nigerian Police Force for contravening the lockdown order imposed on Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. On 13 June 2020, he performed at a concert in Abuja despite the interstate travel ban and social distancing rules aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
He was arraigned by the FCT Administration before a mobile court in Abuja over the concert.
Valentine’s Concert In Cameroun
On Saturday 13 February 2021, a report surfaced online that highly anticipated Valentine’s Concert by Naira Marley in Cameroun has been canceled by government authority in the country. According to some digging findings by online media platform, the concert was already postponed twice by the organizer to another venue but was later cancelled by the authority in the country due to jealousy on the part of Cameroonian entertainers who are displeased with the traction Nigerian music and musicians have in the country.
Naira Marley continues with his momentum as an entertainer through his communication with Marlian’s through his twitter account He continues being an amazing father and the best artist he can be.’