Full Biography And Net Worth Of Naira Marley
Naira Marley is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and dancer popular for some controversial songs and actions. He is however loved by millions of Nigerians and has a really strong fan base. The biography of Naira Marley promises to be an interesting read.
Birth and early life
The biography of Naira Marley begins from his birth and spans to his venture into the Nigerian music industry. He was born, Azeez Adesina Fashola, on the 10th of May 1991 in Agege, Lagos State in Nigeria. He, however, moved to Peckham, South London, England. He studied at Porlock Hall, and also attended Walworth School, where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Naira Marley enrolled in Peckham Academy after his secondary education and graduated with a distinction in business. He also went ahead to study business law at Crossways College, which is present-day Christ the King Sixth Form College.
Naira Marley is married to two women, whose names are not known, and has four children.
The biography of Naira Marley is not without his net worth. He is estimated to be worth about $700,000 which is equivalent to 255 million Naira. He owns five houses across Lekki and owns a fleet of exotic cars one of which is a 2019 Bentley Continental,
During Naira Marley’s childhood, he had plans of being an MC and a voice-over artist. He started singing in 2014 after his friends encouraged him to enter into music. He took the advice and entered into music. He released his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015. Prior to that, he released “Marry Juana” assisted by Max Twigz.
In December 2017, Naira Marley released “Issa Goal” an Olamide and Lil Kesh assisted single. It eventually became the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The official remix of “Issa Goal” was released on 16 June 2018 and artists like Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi, and Slimcase lent their vocals.
On the 3rd of May 2019, he released “Am I A Yahoo Boy”, which had assistance from Zlatan and was unfortunately arrested the next day, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. After his release, on the 27 June 2019, which was a few days after his release from prison, he released his song Soapy.
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On the 18th of December 2019, Naira Marley released his second EP, Lord of Lamba. The EP, is a mixture of hip-hop and Afrobeats. It has six tracks and Naira Marley featured artists like Mayorkun, Cblvck, and Young John. It was produced by Killertunes, Rexxie, and Studio Magic.
Naira Marley announced the launch of his record label Marlian Records, on the 30th December 2019, at the Marlian Fest, that held at the Eko Hotels and Suites. He signed CBlvck, Zinoleesky, MohBad, and Fabian Blu to his label, and on the 10th of July 2019, announced the signing of a new act, Emo Grae, through his Instagram account. The announcement was made alongside a new single and visual titled 0903 featuring Buju.
Lyta also joined the Marlian label. He was formerly a signee of Olamide’s record label, YBNL.
Naira Marley’s first EP Gotta Dance was released in 2015. His second was Lord of Lamba released in 2019.
Some of Naira Marleys singles include:
Kosi We’re featuring Olamide in 2016. In 2017, he released Issa Goal, followed by Japa in 2018. He released quite a number of songs in 2019 which includes Am I A Yahoo Boy, Bad influence, Opotoyi (Marlians), Why, Soapy, Pxta, Back2work, Mafo, Tesumole, and Tingasa. In 2020, he released the following songs Aye, Dido Lobo, Mofoti, and As E Dey Go.
Naira Marleys style is more towards hip-hop and Afrobeats.
It would be quite difficult to dissociate controversies from the biography of Naira Marley. He has had his fair share of controversial situations.
Naira Marley was arrested alongside Zlatan, Tiamiu Kayode, Adewunmi Moses, and Abubakar Musa, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on the 10th of May 2019, after he released his song, Am I A Yahoo Boy. Zlatan was released five days later but Naira Marley was held because of incriminating evidence against him.
He was eventually charged to court, on 16 May 2019, with eleven counts of fraud before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. On the 14th of June 2019, he was a granted ₦2,000,000 bail.
While Naira Marley was in jail, he released 4 Nights In Ekohtiebo on the 19th of May 2019. It was a track expressing his feelings about his friends and foes in the music industry. He released the song Why on the day of his bail hearing. It accompanied a picture of him in handcuffs. Few days after he was released from prison, he released his song, Soapy. Soapy was a song about the sexual habits of inmates in prison.
He returned to court in the month of October 2019, to face his charges, and the case was eventually adjourned to the 27th of February 2020 after being testified against by an EFCC official.
Naira Marley was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force, for flouting lockdown orders. He traveled to Abuja when the nation was on lockdown, and performed in a concert at Jabi Mall, Abuja on the 13th of June 2020. For the offence, he was arraigned before a mobile court in Abuja.
Awards and nominations
In 2019, Naira Marleys song, Soapy, was nominated by the City People Music Awards in the Street Song of the Year. He was nominated in the Artiste of the Year (Male) category.
In 2020, his song, Soapy, was nominated in two categories and won one of the categories. His song Soapy won the Viewers Choice and was nominated for Song of The Year. He was also nominated for the Best Pop.
The biography of Naira Marley is an interesting one. Despite his background of fine education, he bodies his style of music well. He coined his name from Bob Marley and has his dreads as a sort of homage to Bob.