Naira Marley Biography: Age, Net Worth, Awards, Controversies.

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Naira Marley biography

Azeez Adeshina Fashiola a.k.a Naira Marley is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter.He got his stage name from late Jamaican Singer Bob Marley. He sings in English, Yoruba, and Pidgin.

Early Life

Naira Marley was born in Agege Lagos State on the 10th of May 1991. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Fashiola. At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham South London, England.


Naira Marley studied at Porlock Hall and also studied at Walworth school where he finished his primary and secondary education and obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education.

He graduated from Peckham Academy with a distinction in business and also studied business law at Crossways College (Now known as Christ the King Sixth Form College).

Naira Marley

Music Career

Marley started his music career in the year 2014 after discovering his passion for music. He released his first track Max twigs “Marry Juana” before releasing his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015.

Naira Marley Rise to Fame

Marley rose to fame with his single “Issa Goal” featuring the likes of Olamide and Lil Kesh. This song also became the official theme song for the Super Eagles of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The remix was released on the 16th of June 2018 featuring some Nigerian top musicians like Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Slimcase, and Simi.

Naira Marley’s Networth

Naira marley has an estimated networth of $1.2million USD(i.e over #432,000,000).

Personal Life (Marriage)

Naira marley is married to two women and has four children at the moment.

Controversies Surrounding Naira Marley

On the 10th of May 2019 Marley was arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) along with his friends Zlatan Ibile, Abubakar Musa, Tiamiu Kayode, and Adewunmi Moses. This arrest was made after a video was released for his controversial single “Am I A Yahoo Boy”.

After the release of his friends, he was still held in custody on an 11 count of fraud filed by the EFCC. He appeared before the Federal High Court where he pleaded “Not Guilty” and had his bail hearing on the 30thof May 2019.

He was granted bail on the 14th of June 2019, where he was charged the sum of #2,000,000 Naira.

Record Label

During the Marlian Fest in 2019, Naira Marley announced the launch of his record label “Marlian Records” where he signed the likes of Zinoleesky, MohBad, Cblvck, and Fabian Blu as its first artistes. On the 11 of August, 2020 Marlian Records signed it’s first female artiste who goes by the name “ Tori Keeche” into their record label. Naira Marley also signed “Lyta” into Marlian Records this signing came as a result of a disagreement the male artiste had with the YBNL Nation record label.

Some Facts About Naira marley

  1. He is the President of the Controversial Fan club Marlians.
  2. He is a singer and a songwriter.
  3. He has an Instagram followers of over 3.9 million.
  4. His music is a blend of Afrobeats and Hip-hop.
  5. He sings in English, Yoruba and Pidgin.
  6. He is married with four children.

Here are some of his songs

  1. Issa Goal ft Olamide & Lil kesh.
  2. Soapy
  3. Am I A Yahoo Boy
  4. Tesumole
  5. Mafo

Here are his Social media Handles:

  • Facebook page- Naira marley
  • Twitter- @officialnairam1
  • Instagram- naira marley

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