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Naira Marley Biography, Career, Songs And More

Want to know more about the Issa goal crooner and originator, this article will explore all the info; you do not know about Naira Marley.

Naira Marley is a Nigerian Singer who is well known for his song ‘Issa Goal’. He was born in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria but later relocated to Peckham, South London when he was eleven years old.

Naira Marley Wiki

Naira Marley never had a dream of becoming an artist; it was just something that came to be as he says. He only wanted to help his MC friends in Peckham to manage their rap careers.

In the year 2014, Naira Marley started to discover his talent in singing when he was urged by his friends to sing in one of their recording sessions in the studio. He stated this in his very own words “I paid for my mates to go to the studio because I thought they had talent.

They 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.

Naira Marley decided to give music a go, doing a solo track which he titled ‘Marry Juana’ featuring Max Twigz, one half of the Cannabis Boyz which was an instant UK street jam. ‘Marry Juana’ was a fusion of dancehall rhythms and Naira Marley’s strong Nigerian accent. The jamb ‘Marry Juana’ was considered the first of its kind ‘Afrobashment’ tune.

The song was an Ode to weed and became a street anthem and also brought Naira Marley out as an artist to look out for in the UK underground scene.  The song had an attitude of grime and rap, melody and a dancehall appeal of its own.

This song became a turning point in his life. He also said that “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”.

Naira Marley Biography

Naira Marley has shown a wild versatility in his approach,  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 has this unique charisma, a mix of badman and prankster with his songs skipping between gang chat and jokes often in the space of a verse.

Naira Marley’s ‘Issa Goal’ is an uptempo dance track where he fused UK funky drum patterns with Party lyrics. He featured Olamide and Lil Kesh in the song.

He claimed that the song was a way of paying homage to the Super Eagles of Nigeria and a way to motivate the players to play well on the field and score many goals.  ‘Issa Goal’ caused waves worldwide from sound tracking as Arsenal warm-ups and the Emirates to being heard on Instagram videos of school kids dancing to it.

All these made him believe that he was an artist in the making. He also performed the song live at Just reloaded at Barbican on the 17th of March, 2018. ‘Issa Goal’ was sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Naira Marley Songs

  • Issa Goal featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh
  • Naija Issagoal (Remix) ft Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Slimcase, and Simi
  • Japa
  • Drummer Boy
  • +44
  • Flying Away
  • Marry Juana
  • Ko Si Werey
  • Magic
  • Back2Work
  • Praise and Worship
  • Stupid Dance
  • Like Chief Keef
  • Ermm
  • Outty
  • Rice & Beans
  • Dread Gang
  • Facetime
  • Birthday
  • Squadron

Naira Marley Real Name

He got his stage name from Bob Marley the Music Legend who he claimed was his inspiration. He even began grooming dreadlocks to show that he and Bob Marley had something in common. Naira Marley has also managed to keep his personal life, and real name out of the public eyes and his net worth is not estimated as of yet.

 

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