BIRTH NAME : Azeez Fashola
STAGE NAME : Naira Marley or Nairamarley
NET WORTH : He has an estimated net worth of $50,000 dollars
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born March 21
PLACE OF BIRTH: Agege, Lagos State
STATE OF ORIGIN :
OCCUPATION : Nigerian indigenous rapper , singer and song writer
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
STYLE RATING: 4.8%
INSTAGRAM : IssaGoal (@nairamarley)
TWITTER ACCOUNT: Naira Marley (@nairamarley)
Naira Marley or Nairamarley is one of the most celebrated Nigerian indigenous rapper today who is currently giving other rappers a run for their money. I know must of you have been trying to research more about the “Issa goal” crooner and originator but unfortunately his biography is not on the multitude online. We are going to be discussing his biography right now and if you have been wanting to know more about him then this is your best opportunity.
Naira Marley is a Nigerian Singer who has been doing his music career low key for many years but he rose to prominence after his highly enjoyed song titled ‘Issa Goal’ and he had to feature Olamide Badoo and YAGI boss Lil Kesh on the remix of the song.
Early Life, Career and Biography
Nigerian Singer and rapper, Naira Marley was born in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria but later moved to Peckham, South London when he was only eleven (11) years old. Naira Marley’s real name is Azeez Fashola. His biography reveals that he got his stage name from Bob Marley the Music Legend who he claimed was his music inspiration. He also rocks dreadlocks to show that he and Bob Marley had something in common.
The gifted rapper had never planned to be an artist. His childhood ambition was to become an MC and voice over artiste but as time went on he realized that he have a music talent. It got to a point when he moved to Peckham from Lagos aged 11 and kept his strong Nigerian accent. He also made a decision at some point to help his MC friends in Peckham to manage their rap careers but later found out that he ios talented when it comes to siting on beats.
He started unleashing his potentials in the year 2014 , Naira Marley discovered his singing talent when he was urged by his friends to sing in one of their recording sessions in the studio which was just a joke. According to him “I paid for my mates to go to the studio because I thought they had talent\’. This happened because he undermined himself because he never believed there is a chance for him in the hip hop world.
When he started paying for studio sessions for him self, he gradually started visiting the studio every time . They successfully did some records, and somehow there was space on track, so they were like, ‘jump on it’ I was like ‘are you sure? In my accent?'(his Nigerian accent). But I jumped on it anyway”. To Naira Marley’s and everyone’s astonishment, his verses became the bars that were rated the most by the crew.
After noticing his talent and prospect in his music career , he then decided fully to pursue his music career and this time there is no going back. After some time, he did a solo track which he titled ‘Marry Juana’ featuring Max Twigz, one half of the Cannabis Boyz which was an instant UK street jam. The song tiled ‘Marry Juana’ was a fusion of dancehall rhythms and Naira Marley’s strong Nigerian accent. The song was widely considered the first of its kind ‘Afrobashment’ tune and it enjoyed massive airwaves and was played in many homes because they loved it.
The song was an Ode to we*d and became a street anthem and also brought Naira Marley out as an artist to look out for in the UK underground scene and placed his name of the map as one of the fast rising rappers in Nigeria. The song had an attitude of grime and rap, melody and a dancehall appeal of its own. According to his biography, this song ,marked the turning point of his career and destiny.
According to the rapper who is currently enjoying the best moments of his career “No one was doing this before I started. There was no Kojo Funds, no Mostack. I did set the afro-whatever. And Now everyone’s on it, and it sounds proper”.
The eccentric rapper named Naira Marley has shown a wild versatility in his approach of music, moving from the 120bpm afro-house of tracks such as ‘Cele’ to ‘Money on the Road.’ ‘Money on the Road’ was the melodic fusion of afro melodies and street hustler lyrics that got Naira Marley million of views. He manifest a unique charisma, a mix of badman thing and prankster with his songs skipping between ga*g chat and jokes often in the space of a verse.
He also spawned out one of the World cup song of the year titled ‘Issa Goal’. He featured Olamide and Lil Kesh in the song where he fused UK funky drum patterns with Party lyrics. According to the rapper, the song was a way of paying homage to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and a way to motivate the players to do well in the game. The song ‘Issa Goal’ caused massive waves worldwide from sound tracking as Arsenal warm-ups and the Emirates to being heard on Instagram videos of school kids dancing to it. This was a great sign that the artiste is really doing well and he has come to stay in the Nigeria music industry.
About how he got the name Naira Marley , he revealed that Bob-Marley was his inspiration when it comes to how his code name name came about. It is worth noting that he has this close resemblance with the former king of Reggae. Naira Marley earns from several angle and they include show bookings, music sales, and more. We are not forgetting the fact that His hit song titled Issa Goal was one of the biggest club bangers in October 2018.
Naira Marley Songs
- Issa Goal featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh
- Naija Issagoal (Remix) ft Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Slimcase, and Simi
- Drummer Boy
- Marry Juana
- Ko Si Werey
- Rice & Beans
- Dread Gang
- Praise and Worship
- Stupid Dance
- Flying Away
- Like Chief Keef