Naira Marley is a name many people in Nigeria will not forget in a hurry whenever the country’s entertainment industry is mentioned. Probably his controversies with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) might have contributed to his wide popularity but his music career has truly done the job of taking his name to every nook and cranny of Nigeria and to other parts of the world. This fast rising Nigerian Musician and songwriter, whose real name is Azeez Fashola is a household name in the entertainment industry in Nigeria and beyond. So who is Naira Marley?
Naira marley was born and raised in Agege area of Lagos State Nigeria. He relocated to Peckham, England at the age of 11 where he completed his education. That was also where he began nurturing his dream to become a great entertainer first as a voice over artiste, then as MC.
Naira Marley has dual citizenship. He is Nigerian and at the same time a British citizen. He was born in Nigeria but relocated to the United Kingdom at the age of 11. He never had the aspiration to become a musician but an hypeman/MC until he later discovered his talent in music.
Naira Marley is a versatile singer with a powerful song genre of hip hop, bringing about a new melody. He came to limelight after the relase of his hit track “Issa Goal” in collaboration with Olamide and Lil Kesh . The song was officially meant to support the Super Eagles at the Fifa world cup in Russia.
Age and Education
Naira marley’s real age is still unknown though his birthday is normal secret at all, just like the birthday of other celebrities. His birthday is on May 10 and his numerous fans know this so he gets thousands of birthday wishes on that day.
How he got the stage name “Naira Marley”
We already told you that Naira Marley’s real name is Azeez Fashola. He adopted his Stage Name “Naira Marley” as a result of motivation And Musical inspiration from the reggae legend, Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer and songwriter who is considered as one of the pioneers of reggae and among the best ever to grace the reggae music. Naira Marley has said in several interviews that he was inspired to get his stage name them by Bob Marley, a music legend he adores.
If you check his appearance with his hair style and dreadlocks you will see it is just the same as that of the music legend Bob Marley. his hairstyle is a sign to show that he truly loves his model Bob Marley.
How he started his music career
According to Naira Marley, he never planned or imagined to be a singer. His mind was focused on being an MC and a voice over artiste until he discovered he had music talent.
Naira Marley claimed he use to pay for his friends studio tracks till he tried his luck one day and saw the potential he got.
That was when he did a solo track “Marry Juana” featuring Max Twigz and of course the song became an instant UK street jam.
“I paid for my mates to go studio ’cos I thought they had talent,” Naira Marley had said.
“They recorded something and there was space on the track – and they were like, ‘Jump on it man!’ I was like, Bro you sure? ‘.
“But I jumped on it anyway.”
To Naira’s surprise as much as anyone’s, his verses – delivered in his inimitable Nigerian flow – became the bars that the crew rated the most.
He decided to give it a trial, this time on a solo track. The result was ‘Marry Juana’, an instant UK street classic.
The year 2014 became the point of inflection he needed when he started to unleash his potential. Since then Naira Marley has joined with Zlatan Ibile, Lil Kesh, Teni and other young artists to improve their net worth.
Following the discovery of his music talent, Marley decided to make a living from music and he has since never gone back.
His solo track entitled ‘Marry Juana’ featuring Max Twigz, one half of the Cannabis Boyz, became one of the UK’s street jams.
‘Marry Juana’ was a fusion of dancehall rhythms with strong Nigerian accent. It was considered the first of its kind ‘Afrobashment’ tune and it enjoyed massive airwaves.
The release of the track marked the turning point for his career. The song had an attitude of grime and rap, melody and a dancehall appeal of its own.
In one of his interviews, the rapper said “No one was doing this before I started. There was no Kojo Funds, no Mostack. I did set the afro-whatever. And Now everyone’s on it, and it sounds proper”.
Naira Marley’s Net Worth
Naira Marley is new in Nigerian Music Industry and still growing. His total financial net worth is calculated to be around $600,000 thousand USA Dollars.
Naira Marley majes his money from show bookings and sales of music. Of course, Naira Marley’s net worth has continues to grow as his popularity soars and more people are loving his music.
Naira Marley’s net worth estimated as N216 Million Naira (Six Hundred million Naira). Very few Nigeria upcoming artist worth this much. This amount continues to increase with his growing popularity and fan base.
Naira Marley’s Cars and houses
Naira marley is huge when it comes to how many exotic cars he drives and owns, and houses he owns. He has several exotic cars which came from his growing success.
Naira Marley Wives and Children
The Nigeria born singer, Naira marley has two wives and four children. He is the father of twins, two cute girls born to him by one of his wives.
Naira Marley Songs:
Here’s is a list of Naira Marley’s songs most of which are hit tracks loved by fans;
Am I a yahoo boy Feat. Zlatan Ibile
Issa Goal Feat. Olamide & Lil Kesh
Illuminati Feat. Zlatan Ibile
Money on the Road
Hang Wit Me
Praise and Worship
Like Chief Keef
Rice & Beans
About some of his songs
Naira Marley is an eccentric rapper who has shown a wild versatility in his approach to music, moving from the 120bpm afro-house of tracks such as ‘Cele’ to ‘Money on the Road.’
‘Money on the Road’ was the melodic fusion of afro melodies and street hustler lyrics that got him million of views.
He manifests a unique charisma, a mix of badman thing and prankster with his songs skipping between ga*g chat and jokes often in the space of a verse.
Naira Marley’s popularity confirms his rising profile in the music industry. He has proven himself in the Nigeria music industry as such that his net worth is ever on the increase. He is truly a household name in Nigeria.
BIRTH NAME : Azeez Fashola
STAGE NAME : Naira Marley or Nairamarley
NET WORTH : He has an estimated net worth of $600,000 dollars
DATE OF BIRTH : Born May 10
PLACE OF BIRTH: Agege, Lagos State
STATE OF ORIGIN : Lagos state
OCCUPATION : Music
NATIONALITY: Nigerian and British
STYLE RATING: 4.8%
INSTAGRAM : IssaGoal (@nairamarley)
TWITTER ACCOUNT: Naira Marley (@nairamarley)