Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley)

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

Naira Marley Ft. Zlatan- Am I A Yahoo Boy (Lyrics, Audio & Video) 

He is well known for his hit track, “Issa Goal”, and his advocacy for Internet Fraud.

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 at age 11 and kept his strong Nigerian accent.

Also See: Naira Marley's Mother Cries Uncontrollably As EFCC Hands Him Over To Nigerian Prison Officials

he 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 when he was urged by friends to sing during one of their recording sessions in the studio.

After noticing his talent and prospect in his music career, he then decided to fully pursue his music career.

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

Naira Marley said he got his nickname because he was strongly inspired by Bob-Marley. It is worth noting that he has this close resemblance with the former king of Reggae and he also keep dreads just like the late Marley.

Also See: Court Orders Remand of Naira Marley in Prison 

He was arrested along side his friends, Zlatan Ibile, Rahmon Jago, Blogger Biesloaded and one other person by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on the 10th of May 2019 (which happened to be his birthday), in relation to internet fraud.

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

He was arraigned on May 20 2019 and remanded in prison custody pending the determination of bail. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against him for alleged credit card fraud.

His net worth cannot be determined. However after his recent arrest by the EFCC, it was reported that the apartment he lives in is rented and he also allegedly borrowed the laptop he uses to upload his songs.

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


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