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Here is the full biography of Naira Marley and all you need to know about him. Are you in search of Naira Marley’s profile, life history, biography, net worth, family and lots more, then this post is for you.

Naira Marley is a popular Nigerian singer, well known for his hit track, “Issa Goal”, he is also well known for his advocacy for Internet Fraud.

Personal Details and Profile of Naira Marley

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  • Full Name: Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley
  • Date of Birth: May 10th 1991 (28 years)
  • Place of Birth: Agege, Lagos state
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Singer
  • Labels: Malian Records

Naira Marley Early Life

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Naira Marley was born in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria but later moved to Peckham, South London when he was only 11-years-old.

According to him, as a young lad, he never planned to become an artist, though he had the childhood ambition of becoming an MC and Voice Over artiste.

It got to a point when he moved to Peckham from Lagos aged 11 and kept his strong Nigerian accent.

Naira Marley Career (2014 to date)

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The singer made a decision at some point to help his MC friends in Peckham to manage their rap careers but later found out that he is talented when it comes to singing, this was the point in which he began to explore music.

He started unleashing his potentials in the year 2014 , Naira Marley discovered his singing talent when he was urged by his friends to sing in one of their recording sessions in the studio which was just a joke.

After noticing his talent and prospect in his music career , he then decided fully to pursue his music career and this time there is no going back.

He went on to release one of the World cup song of the year titled Issa Goal. He featured Olamide and Lil Kesh in the song where he fused UK funky drum patterns with Party lyrics.

About how he got the name Naira Marley revealed that Bob-Marley was his inspiration when it comes to how his code name name came about. It is worth noting that he has this close resemblance with the former king of Reggae., as he also keep dreads.

Naira Marley Wife and Children

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As far as I know, Naira Marley is not married, and that was evident this week when he appeared in court, as just his mother, sister and brothers appeared in court.

The Nigeria born singer, Naira Marley is though a proud   father of twins. Pictured above is the singer and his twin daughters. Their name remains unknown, while we are yet to know their mother.

Naira Marley EFCC Arrest 2019

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Naira Marley landed in hot water with the Nigerian Anti-Graft Agency, the EFCC after the release of his sensational hit song, “Am I A Yahoo Boy?” Lyrics of the controversial song is given below:

[Intro]

See me see trouble (Marlians)
See me see trouble, aii
I have a question
Am I a yahoo boy?
Ibile
Yo Rexxie pon this one
Kapaichumarimarichopaco
Jomo

[Hook – Naira Marley]

See me see trouble
Am I a yahoo boy?
E ra mi egba mi o
Shey mo jo omo yahoo
Emi o mo Sars
Sars t’emi mo is Sarz on the beat
Olopa kole mu wa, Tani sars fe mulo ni bi

[Verse 1 – Naira Marley]

Won fe shey mi bi Fela
Won fe shey mi bi Mandela
Won fe shey mi bi President Kennedy
Won fe shey mi bi MKO Abiola

Eyin blogger blogger
Shey mo jo omo yahoo
Shey won ko yahoo si mi lori ni
Am I a yahoo boy
Emi hotmail mo fine gan
Am not a yahoo boy
But contact me
Naira Marley at yahoo dot com

Government na barawo (Ibile)
Bloggers na armed robbers
Imam dey gbadun
Pastor na enjoyment

[Verse 2 – Zlatan]

Ah!!
Oya Yahoo Yahoo
K’oloun ma je ka Damu
Maga to Sanwo mi se
Karin wa ko ma daru (ibile)
Yahoo yahoo
K’oloun ma je ka Damu
Maga to fun mi lowo steady se
Karin wa ko ma daru
Oya
Tori mo’n fresh, mo’n dan
Won ni mo ti’n shey yahoo
Yahoo lawon ore mi se
Shebi music lemi fi n gawu

Eyan abracadabra
Iyen aburo nakamora eh eh
Eni to wa laye yi ti o se Oloun se elo wa wa

[Hook – Naira Marley]

See me see trouble
Am I a yahoo boy?
E ra mi egba mi o
Shey mo jo omo yahoo
Emi o mo Sars
Sars t’emi mo is Sarz on the beat
Olokpa kole mu wa Tani sars fe mulo ni bi

Oya yahoo yahoo
K’oloun ma je ka Damu
Maga to Sanwo mi se
Karin wa ko ma daru ibile

Yahoo yahoo
K’oloun ma je ka Damu
Maga to fun mi lowo steady se
Karin wa ko ma daru

See me see trouble
See me see trouble
Am I a yahoo boy?
Yo Rexxie pon this one
Spyrit mix

Azeez Fashola ‘Naira Marley’ was arrested by the EFCC on the 10th of May 2019 (which happened to be his birthday), in relation to internet fraud.

He was arrested along side Zlatan Ibile, Rahmon Jago, blogger Biesloaded and one other.

When the other four were released, Naira Marley remained in detention and was later charged to court on 11 count.

Speaking on the development EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said;

“There is overwhelming evidence against Naira Marley; so we can’t afford to release him on administrative bail like Zlatan and the three others.

“That Zlatan has been released does not mean they have been discharged and acquitted. Naira Marley is still in our custody and will be charged to court soon and we will make the charges known in an official statement soon.”

Naira Marley Charged to court

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.

The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.

The charges read in part,

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired amongst yourselves to use Access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2) of the Same Act.

“That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud possessed, counterfeit card 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne Tatar and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

Naira Marley Net Worth 2020

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It is really though to know the net worth of Nigerian singers, we don’t have media houses like Forbes in this country.

Our singers are used to flaunting wealth on social media, but don’t let that fool you they might not be actually as rich as they seem.

What we learnt from Naira Marley’s recent arrest by the EFCC is that he lives in a rented apartment, and also allegedly borrowed the laptop he uses to upload his songs.

Here is the net worth of Naira Marley, who is a Nigerian musician and originally named as Azeez Adeshina Fashola.

The popular singer was born on 10 May 1989, and is well known for his music, and run with law enforcement agencies.

Azeez Adeshina Fashola aka Naira Marley left Nigeria at the age of 11 to Peckham in the United Kingdom. He was popular among his age mate then as an African boy.

According to his biography, Naira Marley rose to fame in 2018 with the remix of Issa Goal which features Olamide and lil kesh.

What is Naira Marley Net Worth?

Naira Marley was arrested by the EFCC on the 10th of May 2019 (which happened to be his birthday), in relation to internet fraud.

After his arrest, his popularity grew in the country, and many people wanted to know more about him.

This has led to large queries about his actual net worth.

Like I have always said, it is really a though job to know the net worth of Nigerian singers, we don’t have media houses like Forbes in this country.

Our singers are used to flaunting wealth on social media, but don’t let that fool you they might not be actually as rich as they seem.

According to reports, the address the EFCC raided when they arrested him on the 10th of May, 2019, is a rented apartment.

You never can also tell the number of cars the singer also has. We can’t judge that based on the pictures he takes, or videos he makes.

Recently, Hushpuppi was busted to have been posing in front of someone else’s car.

During our search for the net worth of Naira Marley, we stumbled on a site that gave us a figure.

Bionetworth claims that the singer is worth $50,000, but how they arrived at that figure remains unknown.

Well, its only a matter of time before we can actually tell what Naira Marley actually worth’s.

Naira Marley Cars, house and luxurious lifestyle

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Just like numerous Nigerian singers, Naira Marley also loves to live large. Though according to our research, the singer doesn’t own a house.

According to reports, the address the EFCC raided when they arrested him on the 10th of May, 2019, is a rented apartment.

We are sure though that if he doesn’t have a house yet, he is working towards one.

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In terms of cars, the singer owns a lot of exotic cars, and you can see that from the photos above.

Naira Marley Songs, discography and album

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His album LOL (Lord of Lamba), released in late 2019 houses 6-tracks with guest appearances from Young John, Mayorkun and C Blvck. He also has an Extended Play, titled Gotta Dance which has seven tracks in it

Checkout the list of Naira Marley songs below;

  • Issa Goal featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh
  • Naija Issagoal (Remix) ft Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Slimcase, and Simi
  • Japa
  • Drummer Boy
  • Marry Juana
  • Ko Si Werey
  • Magic
  • Rice & Beans
  • Dread Gang
  • Facetime
  • Birthday
  • Back2Work
  • Praise and Worship
  • Stupid Dance
  • +44
  • Flying Away
  • Like Chief Keef
  • Ermm
  • Outty
  • Squadron
  • Am I a Yahoo boy
  • Soapy
  • Oja

Naira Marley Awards and Nominations

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Controversial musician, Naira Marley on Saturday took home his first major award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards, held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria.

The award ceremony was hosted by South Africa’s finest media personality Bonang Matheba.

The Marlian President beat Tiwa Savage (49-99), Chinko Ekun (Able God), Prince Kaybee (Banomoya), Shatta Wale (My Level), Burna Boy (On The Low), Rayvanny (Tetema), Zlatan (Zanku – Legwork) to clinch the award for Viewers’ Choice for his viral song Soapy.

“Soapy” is Naira Marley’s sixth single of 2019 and it was released just days after his release from prison after the order of the Ikoyi high court. This song after its release created a lot of controversies as people were divided on their opinions about the message in the song.

See the list of his award wins and nominations below;

  • 2020 – Soundcity MVP Awards Viewers’ Choice (“Soapy” Won)
  • 2020 – Song of the Year (“Soapy” Nominated)
  • 2020 – Best Pop (Himself Nominated)
  • 2019 – City People Music Awards – Artiste of the Year, Male Category (Himself Nominated)
  • 2019 – City People Music Awards – Street Song of the Year (“Soapy” Nominated).

There you have it on this post “Naira Marley biography and life history” I hope you found this piece helpful.

About Ayeni Tolulope

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