No one would have believed that Naira Marley’s rants about Yahoo (internet fraud) not being a crime and his subsequent single Am I a Yahoo Boy would set off a chain of misfortune.
Naira Marley, most especially, appeared to have so much fun upsetting Nigerians with the controversial statements he made. As a matter of fact, he engaged in a social media battle with veteran rapper Ruggedman over a difference of opinion.
Many social media users have berated the Peckham-based Nigerian rapper for his ‘asinine’ takes, condemning him together with his music for glorifying fraud. Currently, he’s being held by EFCC.
However, let’s endeavor to take a step back and try to appreciate Naira Marley’s art. It’s difficult but there’s no crime in accepting that he has given us jams. Denying that would only mean that we’re biased in our judgment.
Although we don’t support any of Naira Marley’s comments, we hope things turn out well for him during his trying times.
We have compiled a list of hit songs the singer/rapper has since released.
This was the song that introduced Naira Marley to the limelight. He collaborated with streets titans Olamide and Lil Kesh and the song became so big that it was used as the official song for the Nigerian Super Eagles in the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
7. Marry Juana – Naira Marley
Before Naira Marley gained prominence, especially in the Nigerian music scene, he released a song Marry Juana featuring Max Twiggs. The song gave him some fame in the UK.
6. Flying Away – Naira Marley
Flying Away was his first single of 2018. The song further cemented his place as one of the hottest street artists both in Nigeria and the UK.
5. Magic – Naira Marley
Naira Marley released Magic in 2016 which saw garner more attention in the UK music scene. He brags about his ability to do different magic tricks.
4. Ko Si Werey – Naira Marley feat Olamide
Uniting with the king of the streets, Naira Marley churned out a banger Ko Si Werey. The song helped to register his name in the minds of some music lovers.