What is Naira Marley Net Worth? This is one of the most searched question on the internet with fans and lovers of music willing to know more about the Nigerian singer tagged ‘Marlians President’.
Naira Marley has become one of the biggest artists in the industry and this article will reveal all the in-depth secret about his music career, net worth, endorsement, biography and controversies.
All you have to do is grab a seat as we unravel the secret behind the success of a talented singer who has become an icon in the industry.
Who is Naira Marley
Azeez Adeshina Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley is a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born on the 10th of May 1991 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Often referred to as ‘Marlians President’ by his fans and lovers, Naira Marley has taken the music industry to another new dimension with his hit singles, controversies and social media drama.
Naira Marley was boen in Agege, a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. However, he moved out of the country at a tender age of 11.
Naira Marley moved to Peckham, South London, England at the age of 11 where he had all his education and started off his music career.
Naira Marley Education Background and Qualifications
Having moved to England aged 11, Naira Marley started his education at Porlock Hall, before moving to Walworth School where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Naira Marley then proceeded to Peckham Academy where he graduated with a distinction in business.
He went further to study at Crossways College, now Christ the King Sixth Form College, where he completed his business law.
Naira Marley has always had the passion of being in the entertainment industry at his tender age but surprisingly he didn’t start as a singer.
The multiple award-winning singer started off as an MC and voice over artist before discovering that he has a passion for music and began singing.
Naira Marley’s big break in Nigeria music industry came in 2014 when he was encouraged by some of his friends, a move that led to the release of his first track, “Marry Juana” featuring Max Twigz.
Naira Marley showed fans that he’s up for the big stage when he released “Issa Goal”, featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh in 2017, a song that went on to become the theme song for the Nigerian National Team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Through consistency and hard work, Naira Marley has been able build a reputable fan base who are popularly known as the ‘Marlians’
Naira Marley sings in English, Pidgin, and Yoruba, focusing solely on Afrobeats and hip-hop.
Wondering how Naira Marley was able forge his name? His name “Naira Marley” was influenced by his admiration for the late Jamaican singer, Bob Marley, while his dreadlocks is a tribute to Bob Marley.
Naira Marley Songs
Naira Marley has been dishing out hit tracks ever since he came on board, he has also been collaborating with top stars like Olamide, Davido, Reminisce and lots more.
Below are list of some of his songs:
Issa Goal featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh
Naija Issagoal (Remix) ft Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Slimcase, and Simi
Lord of Lamba (EP 2019)
Ko Si Werey
Rice & Beans
Praise and Worship
Like Chief Keef
Awards and Nominations
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).
Naira Marley album
Naira Marley have fans a joyous news they’ve been expecting when he announced that he will be releasing his debut album.
The ‘Soapy’ crooner took to his official Twitter account to share the great news with fans noting that it will be released in April or March 2021.
Naira Marley stated that the album will be titled ‘GTTB’ urging them to guess the meaning of the acronym.
The album was eventually released on the scheduled date and it was well received by music fans across the globe.
Naira Marley Record Label
In the wee hours of December 30, 2019, Naira Marley commenced his performance at the maiden edition of his headlining show, ‘Marlian Fest.’ During the first set of his performance, he announced his new record label, Marlian Records.
He said, “I want to use the platform to announce my new record label called Marlian Records and it’s for you all (points to his fans, the Marlians). Any of you that has talent can come through.”
List of Artists Signed Under Marlians Record
It’s not easy being Naira Marley as the talented singer has been caught in many controversies ever since he became an a-list artists.
EFCC ARREST NAIRA MARLEY AND ZLATAN IBILE
Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile made headlines some years back when they were arrested by anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over an alleged involvement in cyber crime.
This move came after Naira Marley released “Am I A Yahoo Boy”, featuring Zlatan Ibile, a song that was released on 3rd May 2019.
In the song, Marley doesn’t claim to be a yahoo boy, but the lyrics are provocative:
“Government is a thief, bloggers are armed robber, all my friends are yahoo, music is my source of pride.”
The video for the hit single also depicts Marley being slammed onto a car by police and handcuffed.
This got some fans asking about Naira Marley Net Worth and his source of income.
Naira Marley was arraigned before the federal high court l, Ikoyi, Lagos on the charges of possessing a strange debit card, he pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ and was granted bail.
He took full advantage of the arrest by dishing out hit track ‘Soapy’ on the 27th of June, 2019 which he used to describe life at the prison.
The song was well accepted by fans and Naira Marley continued his dominance by releasing an EP titled ‘Lord Of Lamba’, a move that increased his net worth, fame and also status in the music industry.
Naira Marley Arrested and arraigned for Defying Covid-19 Protocols
Naira Marley raised eyebrows during the Covid-19 lockdown when he was arrested and arraigned for violating COVID-19 Regulation, 2020 made by Presidential Order pursuant to Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. 02, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The trial Magistrate, Idayat Akanni awarded N200,000 fine to Marley and directed him to tender an apology to the Federal Government, an order he comply with.
Naira Marley Drama With Mohbad
Despite being one of the most talented artists in his music label, Naira Marley was caught in a controversial scene with Mohbad.
Mohbad accused Naira Marley of plotting to get him killed after the NDLEA nabbed the singer for alleged possession of hard drugs.
Naira Marley denied the claim. Though things went quite between both parties, it was not too long before Mohbad left the record label for a greener pasture.
Naira Marley Cars
The controversial singer has not been shy in showing off his expensive cars on social media. Naira Marley has been making good use of his money by getting himself cars worth millions of naira.
Below are list of Naira Marley exotic cars:
2014 Bentley Continental GT (worth ₦50 million)
Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon (worth ₦24 million)
Porsche Panamera (worth ₦16 million)
Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic.
Naira Marley House
On Thursday July 9, 2020, Naira Marley took to his Instagram account to show off the new house he has gotten himself in the Lekki axis of Lagos State. The house was his fifth.
As if that was not enough, 2023 started on a bright note for the talented singer. Naira Marley took to his official social media platforms to share pictures of his new crib.
Naira Marley Net Worth 2023
As of 2022, Naira Marley net worth is estimated to be roughly $2 million dollars but that has increased in 2021 due to his hard work, dedication and consistency.
Naira Marley net worth in 2023 is estimated at $5 million dollars, making him one of the Top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria. His music sales, streaming rights and performance in the music industry were put into consideration.
Who is the richest between Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile
The friendship between Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile is one that cannot be comprehend but the difference in their net worth cannot be overlooked.
Zlatan Ibile’s net worth is estimated at $6 million dollars while Naira Marley net worth is $5 million dollars. This means Zlatan Ibile is richer than Naira Marley.