Naira Marley Biography

Azeez Fashola, professionally known as Naira Marley was born on 9 May, in 1994. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Marley went to Peckham Academy where he graduated with a distinction in business. Marley is married and has four children.

Naira Marley

Naira Marley
Naira Marley

Birth Name Azeez Fashola
Birth Date / Age 9 May 1994 (age 26)
Zodiac sign Pisces
Birth Place Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria
Residence Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship American
Gender Male
Other Names
  • Naira Marley
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) n/a
Children 4 children
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • actor
Net Worth $90,000
Musical Career
  • Afrobeats
  • hip hop
  • Vocals
Years Active 2014 – present
  • Marlian Records
Associated acts
  • Mrs. Fashola. (Mother)
  • Mr. Fashola. (Father)
  • n/a
  • Bob Marley (Artist)
Physical Stats
Height n/a
Weight n/a
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Religion Christian
  • Yoruba
  • English
  • Porlock Hall
  • Walworth School
Alma Mater
  • Peckham Academy
  • Christ the King Sixth Form College
Educational Qualifications
  • Distinction In Business
  • Business Law
Telephone/Mobile No n/a
  • n/a
Social Media Handles
Social Fb: nairamarleymusic
Twt: officialnairam1
IG: nairamarley
YouTube: Naira Marley

Early life and education

Naira Marley was born in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria. In 2005, at the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London, England. Afeez started his education at Porlock Hall, before moving to Walworth School where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education. Naira Marley went to Peckham Academy where he graduated with a distinction in business.

He went further to study at Christ the King Sixth Form College formerly known, then, as Crossways College, where he completed his
business law.

Musical career

Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley) In an interview,  revealed that from a young age, he had always wanted to be an MC and a voice-over artist. However, as life turned out he discovered his acumen for music in 2014.

His first major singing experience was a result of his friends urging him to fill a space left on a song. Fashola had been hesitant from the start because he was unsure of how he would do. But he decided to just flow with the beat and he ended up delivering a well-received verse.

Due to the positive feedback from those who heard the song, he gained the confidence to jump on another track tittled "Marry Juana", released in 2014, featuring Max Twigz. Twigz is a part of the Cannabis Boyz and they both released "No Manners" together as well.

Following another success with the releases, Marley went on to release Gotta Dance EP in February 2015. However, most of these early successes went unnoticed in the Nigerian music circle since he was unknown. It was not until 2017 that Naira Marley entered the Nigerian music industry.

Personal life

Azeez “Naira Marley” Fashola is married and has four children by two different women, popularly called Baby Mamas in the Nigerian entertainment
circle. He has a set of twins (a boy and girl) by one of the women, who remain anonymous.


  • Like Cheif Keef (2014)
  • Facetime (2014)
  • Praise and Worship (2015)
  • Stupid Dance (2015)
  • Dread Gang (2015)
  • Outty (2015)
  • Ermm (2015)
  • Birthday (2015)
  • Squadron (2015)
  • +44 (2015)
  • Stupid Dance (2015)
  • Issa Goal (2017)
  • Naija Issa Goal (2017)
  • Flying Away (2017)
  • Money on the Road (2017)
  • Omode Meta (2018)
  • Japa (2018)
  • Drummer Boy (2018)
  • Opotoyi (2019)
  • Soapy (2019)
  • Mafo (2019)
  • Tesumole (2019)
  • Ko Si Werey
  • O Por (2019)
  • PXTA (2019)
  • Isheyen (2019)
  • Tingasa (2019)
  • Oja (Challenge version) (2019)
  • Yanyanyan (2019)
  • Puta (2019)
  • Back2Work (2019)
  • Illuminati (2019)
  • Why (2019)