Naira Marley

Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, is a British-Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on 9th May 1994 in Agege, Lagos state, the southwest region of Nigeria.

At the age of 11 years old, Naira Marley moved to Peckham in England for his basic education. He studied at Porlock Hall before he attended Walworth School to obtain his General Certificate of Secondary Education.He graduated with a distinction in business from Peckham Academy.He also studied business law at Crossways College which is now known as Christ the King Sixth Form College in London. While growing up, Naira Marley said had plans of becoming an MC and a voice-over artist.

Naira Marley began singing in 2014, at the age of 20, after discovering his passion for music and was encouraged by his friends to pursue a career in music. He released his first song ""Marry Juana"" which featured Max Twigz.

He went ahead to release his debut EP album titled ‘Gotta Dance’ in 2015. He did not turn to main stream artist until 2017 when released another single, “Issa Goal”, where he featured Olamide and Lil Kesh. Issa Goal became the theme song for Nigeria’s national football team, Super Eagles, during the 2018 FIFA World cup.

December 2019, Naira Marley released his second EP Lord of Lamba which was a mixture of Afrobeats and hip-hop.The EP comprises 6 tracks, the EP housed top charting songs like Tesumole, Tingasa and Mafo.