Naira Marley Biography | All To Know About The Soapy Star
His real name is Azeez Adeshina Fashola. He was born on 10th May 1991, and his stage name is Naira Marley.
He is a very popular songwriter and singer of Nigerian origin, and his fans love to call themselves Marlians.
Naira Marley has so many songs to his name, and his popularity has grown tremendously over the years.
He is one of the artists to be reckoned with in Nigeria today, and his popularity even transcends the shores of Nigeria.
Naira Marley was born on 10th May 1991, as stated earlier. He was born in Lagos State, Agege, to be precise.
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He relocated to Peckham, South London, in England when he was 11 years old and then had his education at Peckham Academy.
He later proceeded to Crossways College to study business law; the institution has now been renamed Christ the King Sixth Form College.
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It was after his foreign education that he proceeded to Nigeria to make music.
Naira Marley initially planned to become a Master of Ceremony (MC) and voice-over artist before leaving Nigeria at the tender age of 11.
His musical career started in 2014 following the discovery of his passion for music.
His close friends equally encouraged him to venture into music. His first track was titled “Marry Juana”; he got Max Twigz on the track.
Then he released his debut album titled “Gotta Dance” in 2015. He later did a combo with Lil-Kesh and Olamide in December 2017 titled “Issa Goal.”
This song became popular and played endlessly for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Later on 16th June 2018, he released a song’s remix featuring Slimcase, Simi, Falz, Lil Kesh, and Olamide.
Other hit songs later released by Naira Marley are:
- Lord of Lamba
- Am I A Yahoo Boy
All three songs were released in 2019. “Am I A Yahoo Boy” was released on the same day he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Soapy,” on the other hand, was released on the same day Naira Marley was released some days after he was released from prison.
“Soapy” even won him Viewer’s Choice award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards.
His music genre blends both hip-hop and afrobeat. Bob Marley, the Jamaican singer, inspired his stage name; Naira Marley equally kept a dreadlock in tribute to Bob Marley.
Naira Marley launched his Record Label named Marlian Records on 30th December 2019 during the Marlian Fest held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
He equally signed acts like:
- Fabian Blu
He later signed another act named Emo Grae on 10th July 2020.
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Another signee from YBNL crossed over to Marlian Music, another brand belonging to Naira Marley.
He is married with five children.
Naira Marley’s Net worth
His net worth is 255 million, making him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria today. His money comes from both his songs and endorsements.