Naira Marley is of the richest musicians in Nigeria, But have you ever wondered what is Naira Marley net worth in Nigeria currency? Find out here.
In this article, you would get to know more about the net worth of Naira Marley, his Biography, EFCC Arrest and music career, while also finding out how much is Naira Marley net worth in 2021.
Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, was born on the 9th of May 1994 in the Agege area of Lagos state.
Naira Marley is a popular, controversial Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He moved to Peckham in South London at the young age of 11.
He attended Porlock Hall before he moved to Walworth School, where he got his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
From there went to Peckham, where he graduated with a distinction in business. Naira Marley also went further to study business law at Christ the King Sixth Form College, which was formerly known as Crossway College.
According to Naira Marley himself, he had always been interested in music.
Still, he never wanted to be a music artist. Rather, his ambition was to be an MC and a Voice artiste.
In 2014 however, he discovered his passion for music and was encouraged to go for it.
His first track, “Marry Juana,” which featured Max Twigz, was released in 2014.
This was quickly followed by a debut EP in 2015 titled “Gotta Dance.” It wasn’t until 2017,
though, that Naira Marley shot to fame on the waves of the single “Issa Goal.”
It featured popular Nigerian artists like Olamide, Lil Kesh. It was produced for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Naira Marley eventually remixed the song in 2018 with support from Coca-cola and featured even more artists on the track. His biggest hit came in May 2019, when he released “Am I a Yahoo Boy” with Zlatan.
It immediately became a street anthem as it reflected the thoughts of a society in which fraud, popularly called “yahoo” was rampant.
Here’s a list of Naira Marley’s songs
- Gotta Dance (EP, 2015)
- Issa Goal (Single, 2017)
- Am I A Yahoo Boy (Single, 2019)
- Soapy (Single, 2019)
- Puta (Single, 2019)
- Mafo (Single, 2019)
- Tesumole (Single, 2019)
- Lord of Lamba (EP, 2019)
Naira Marley set to release debut album GTTB in 2021
President of the Marlians, Naira Marley has announced that he will be releasing his debut album titled GTTB come 2021.
The Mafo singer took to his Twitter account this evening to make the announcement, saying the album will be released around March/April 2021.
He also asked his fans to guess the meaning of the album acronym GTTB.
So I’m dropping my Album GTTB 2021 March/April. Who can guess what GTTB stands for? #Marlians
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) December 31, 2020
EFCC Arrest Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile
The song caught even further attention when Naira Marley, Zlatan, and others were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
While Zlatan and others were released in a few days, Naira Marley was retained and arraigned before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on the charge of possessing a strange credit card. He pleaded “Not Guilty” and was granted bail.
Naira capitalized on this widespread visibility and released some singles, they include Soapy, which was released on the 27th of June, 2019, It became an instant hit and even won the 2020 Soundcity MVP Viewers Choice Awards.
This further increased Naira Marley’s fame and, of course, net worth, after which, he released his second EP on the 18th of December 2019.
The EP, titled “Lord of Lamba,” is a mix of Afrobeat and Hip Hop. The EP has six tracks and features several artists, such as Mayorkun and Young John.
Naira Marley Net Worth 2021
Naira Marley net worth in 2021 is estimated at $800,000 dollars, making him one of the Top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria, taking into account his music sales, streaming rights, performances. He made this on the back of his fame, as he has released countless hit songs back to back.
Who is the richest between Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile?
Even though Zlatan Ibile and Naira Marley are close friends, the disparity in their source of income cannot be overemphasized, as Zlatan’s net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars, while Naira Marley net worth is estimated at $800,000 dollars. which means Zlatan Ibile is $1.3 million dollars richer than Naira Marley.