Naira Marley happens to be one of the controversial faces in the Nigerian Music industry. The Marlian Records boss boasts a staggering net worth estimated to be $2 million.
Naira Marley, who released songs like ‘Issa Goal’ was arrested by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, EFCC for involvement in cybercrime. He was arrested after his “Am I a Yahoo Boy” song collaboration with another Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile. His popularity grew after his arrest and every young street guy who is addicted to songs from the Naira Marley considered himself a ‘Marlian’.
Subsequently, Naira Marley became one of the most sought musicians in Nigeria and virtually all the songs he recorded or featured in after his arrest received tons of views, airplay and streams. Songs like ‘Soapy’, ‘Mafo’, ‘Koleyewon’, ‘Pxta’ are some of the fans’ favourites.
Like many Nigerian celebrities, Naira Marley isn’t afraid of showing off his assets and automobiles on the internet. Every die-hard and hardcore Naira Marley fan sees himself as a “Marlian”, and many are looking for ways to become a Marlian.
If you want to read about the biography and find out the real net worth of Naira Marley, then this article is for you.
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Naira Marley Profile
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Full Name||Azeez Fashola|
|Date of Birth||May 10, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Education||Christ the King Sixth Form College|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, music executive|
Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley was born on the 10th day of May 1991 in Agege, Lagos State to the family of Mr and Mrs Fashola. At the age of 11, he relocated with his parents to England, where he was enrolled in Porlock Hall and later in Walworth school where he obtained a certificate in secondary education.
Naira Marley is also a graduate of Peckham Academy, an academy he obtained a degree in business. He furthered his education at Christ the King Sixth Form College (formerly Crossways College) where he had a degree in business law. See this post to see more on Naira Marley’s biography and early life.
Naira Marley who fuses pidgin with Yoruba in his Afrobeats and hip-hop tracks began singing in 2014. In 2015, he released his debut EP titled “Gotta Dance”.
You may be curious to know how Naira Marley got his stage name. He got his stage name from Late Reggae legend, Bob Marley who happens to be his role model. His reason also for keeping dreadlocks is to honour the late Jamaican music icon.
Moving in, Naira Marley also collaborated with indigenous rappers Lil Kesh and Olamide to release the song “Issa goal” which served as the theme song for the Super Eagles of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Sequel to the release of the track “Am I A Yahoo Boy” which caused a lot of stir in the music industry, Naira Marley was apprehended by the EFCC on the same day. After his release from police custody, Naira Marley released his hit single “Soapy” which was on MTV Base on the top ten charts and was frequently got airplay on several radio and TV stations. The song earned him the Viewers’ choice Award in 2020.
In 2019, Naira Marley released his second EP which he tagged “Lord of Lamba”. The Extended Play (EP) has 6 songs and it features music artists like Mayorkun.
In late 2019, Naira Marley launched his record label at the “Marlian Fest” which he organized in December. At the concert, he unveiled four new artists who were MohBad, C-Blvck, Fabian Blu and Zinoleesky as the first set of artists to be signed to the label.
Naira Marley Songs
Let’s take a look at some of Naira Marley’s songs which have earned him a lot of recognition and accolades.
- Chi Chi.
- Puta (Pxta).
- Kosi Werey ft Olamide.
- Issa Goal.
- Am I A Yahoo Boy.
- Bad influence.
- Opotoyi (Marlians).
- Dido lobo.
- As E Dey Go.
- Idi Oremi (Opotoyi 2).
- Coming Ft Busiswa.
Over the years, Naira Marley has been caught in the web of several controversies. This started with his arrest by the EFCC for his involvement in internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo. He was arrested along with his friend and fellow musician, Zlatan Ibile who was later released with Rahman Jago and other suspects.
However, Naira Marley was still retained due to overwhelming evidence that was presented to the court regarding his fraudulent activities. Naira Marley glorifies internet fraud in some of his songs and is one of the richest yahoo boys in Nigeria.
Naira Marley was again detained by the Nigerian Police for flouting the lockdown order of the Nigerian Head of State, President Muhammadu Buhari in the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic. He went on to organize a music concert which was against government rules regarding movement during the lockdown.
Again, he tweeted that a girl with a massive behind (buttocks) is better than one with a Master’s Degree. This caused a lot of stir online and popular police officer, Dolapo Badmus labelled him a Bad Influence.
Awards and Nominations
Naira Marley, despite being surrounded by so many controversies, is also a fan favourite and has recorded several hit songs that have fetched several awards, these awards are listed below.
- Nominated for the Song of the Year award with the song “Soapy”.
- Nominated for the City People Music Awards – for Artiste of the Year, Male Category.
- Won the Soundcity MVP Awards, Viewers’ Choice with the song “soapy”.
- Best Pop – Nominated.
- City People Music Awards – Street Song of the Year (“Soapy” Nominated).
Naira Marley is reported to be the proud owner of five expensive magnificent edifices in Lekki, Lagos alone. An interesting fact is that these houses are worth hundreds of millions of naira.
Naira has in his possession fleets of flashy and expensive cars which he flaunts on a regular basis on his social media handles. He owns a Mercedes Benz G-wagon which is valued at N24 million, he also owns a Bentley, a 2014 model which is valued at a staggering sum of N50 million, also included in the list of his exotic rides is a Porsche Panamera which he bought at the sum of N16 million.
Naira Marley’s Net Worth
Naira Marley who has two wives and four children has achieved great success in his music career. He currently sits on a mouthwatering net worth of $2 million which makes him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.