In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career, net worth and assets of Naira Marley.
Azeez Adeshina Fashola (born 10 May 1991), known professionally as Naira Marley, is a Nigerian singer. He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”.
Naira Marley was born on the 9th of May 1994 to his mother and father Mr/Mrs. Fashola inAgege, Lagos State in the southwestern part of Nigeria, In 2005 when He moved to Peckham, South London, England.
Naira Marley has married to two women and has four children.
He studied at Porlock Hall before attending Walworth School, where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Naira Marley later graduated with a distinction in business from Peckham Academy.
He also studied business law at Crossways College which is now Christ the King Sixth Form College in London
While growing up, Naira Marley had plans of becoming an MC and a voice-over artist.
He began singing in 2014 after discovering his passion for music and was encouraged by close-knit friends to pursue his music career.
He released the Max Twigz-assisted track “Marry Juana” before releasing his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015.
In December 2017, he released the Olamide and Lil Kesh-assisted single “Issa Goal”, which became the theme song for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The official remix of “Issa Goal” was released on 16 June 2018; it features vocals by Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi and Slimcase.
Naira Marley sings in English, Pidgin and Yoruba; his music is a blend of Afrobeats and hip-hop. He derived his stage name from Jamaican singer Bob Marley, whom he admires; his dreadlocks are also a tribute to the singer.
Naira Marley released the Zlatan-assisted track “Am I A Yahoo Boy” on 3 May 2019, and was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that same day.
He released “Soapy” on 27 June 2019, a few days after he was released from prison.
On 11 January 2020, he won Viewers’ Choice for “Soapy” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards.
On 18 December 2019, Naira Marley released his second EP Lord of Lamba which was a mixture of Afrobeats and hip-hop.
The EP comprises 6 tracks and features guest artists such as CBlvck, Young John and Mayorkun. Its production was handled by Killertunes, Rexxie and Studio Magic.
During the “Marlian Fest”, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on 30 December 2019, Naira Marley announced the launch of his record label Marlian Records and unveiled CBlvck, Zinoleesky, MohBad and Fabian Blu as signed acts.
On 10 July 2020, Naira Marley took to his Instagram Page to unveil another act under his label, named: Emo Grae with a new single and visual titled 0903 featuring Buju.
On 21 June 2021, the renowned and award-winning musician announced in a post he made on his verified Instagram handle that he will be dropping a new album.
According to him, the album is tagged ‘God’s Timing Is The Best’ and he will be releasing it after releasing the official video for his ‘COMING’ track.
Naira Marley is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
Naira Marley is reported to own a number of exotic cars due to his affluent social media lifestyle, one of the latest being a 2019 Bentley Continental currently the Crown jewel in his fleet.