Naira Marley, born as Azeez Fashola, is a popular Nigerian Musician and songwriter who has been able to accumulate a lot of attention to himself in the Nigerian entertainment space in recent times. He was born and raised in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria, before moving to England at the age of 11. He took music more serious after his song “Issa Goal” went viral and made him a household name in the community of Nigerian music lovers.
Naira Marley Net Worth 2020 And Biography
- Real Name : Azeez Fashola
- Popularly Known As: Naira Marley
- Place Of Birth: Agege, Lagos State
- Occupation : Musician
- Nationality: Nigeria and England
- Net Worth : $600,000 dollars (estimated).
Naira Marley Biography
Azeez was born in Agege, Lagos State, but moved to England as a young 11-year-old chap. He completed his education at the United Kingdom before returning to Nigeria. The only thing known about his date of birth (and age) is that he was born on May 10. The musician is yet to make known the precise year that he was born.
Nevertheless, he picked his stage name due to his love for the reggae legend, Bob Marley. He was motivated vehemently by the Jamaican singer, and today, Azeez’s appearance is a replica of Bob Marley’s (including his hair).
Naira Marley Music Career
The singer made it known that he wasn’t planning on becoming a singer, but was only looking at being an MC as well as a voice over artiste. Nevertheless, he discovered he can go into music, and he released a song titled “Marry Juana” in the United Kingdom. When he discovered his music talent, he made the decision to make a living from music, and he started singing songs, particularly in his native language.
For his first solo track, he worked with Max Twigz, to make the song a famous one in the UK. The track was a combination of dance hall rhythms and strong African accent. Its uniqueness played a role in making it a popular one. That song changed a lot of things about Azeez. It gave him more confidence in his career as a musician. It, in fact, marked the turning point for his career.
He made his music silently for some time until he released “Issa Goal”. He worked with the duo of Olamide and Lil Kesh for its remix, and it became a viral one that became the favorite song in the Nigerian street. Despite that the discovery of his talents in music started as a joke, he eventually discovered that he is doing well as far as musical rhythms and lyrics are concerned.
He started recording in music studios with confidence, as he began to unleash his potential and gain more popularity as his fan base grew. He has an association with the likes of Zlatan Ibile and Lil Kesh, and they have been trying to get better at what they opted for.
Here is a list of his songs:
- Marry Juana
- Am I a yahoo boy Feat. Zlatan Ibile
- Drummer Boy
- Issa Goal Feat. Olamide & Lil Kesh
- Dread Gang
- Illuminati Feat. Zlatan Ibile
- Hang Wit Me
- Money on the Road
- Praise and Worship
- Flying Away
- Like Chief Keef
- Rice & Beans
Naira Marley Net Worth
Although the musician is still kinda new in the Nigerian entertainment space, he is growing at a fast rate, and is making lots of money. It has been said that he is worth up to 600,000 thousand USA Dollars. He makes money from show bookings and sales of music. He has lots of fans who loves his music and lifestyle, and they won’t mind paying for his shows and any music he releases.
So, imagine a new musician that can already boast about having a net worth that is in millions of Naira. Definitely, not many Now the question still remain what upcoming guys can boast of something similar.
Since he has the money, he can buy big cars which he drives around. He usually flaunt his exotic cars online to show he is comfortable as far as material wealth is concerned.
Naira Marley Family
The musician is a father of twins. Until recently, no one knows his mother. However, photos of his mum started trending in town following his issues with EFCC. His mum was first known to public when she cried over her son’s issues with the EFCC in court. While his mother has been known, we are yet to know who his father is. Perhaps, soon, the musician will post a picture of his dad and tell his fans more about the man.
There are tons of things about the musician. One thing we should add is that he has shown a wild versatility in his approach to the art. He usually sings wildly without hindrances. He, as well as the likes of Olamide, Zlatan Ibile, Lil Kesh, etc, usually sing in their traditional language, and expressed themselves without mincing words. So, it is not surprising that many times, the authorities prevents their songs from being aired by radio stations.
He showcases his talent on the internet, and platforms like YouTube has helped him become pretty big. His songs do get tons of views on the platform, and Azeez do manifest a unique charisma when he sings (which is something his fans obviously loves about him).
Indeed, he has proven himself in the Nigeria music space, and has amassed tons of fans and supporters in recent times, helping him increase his net worth. He is very active on social media, particularly on instagram. If you are his fan, you can interact with him there and ask him whatever question it is that you want to ask him. If you want to know some other things about him, you might use the medium to ask him, and if he noticed your question, might give a response.
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