Naira Marley Biography: Age, Marlian, Wife, Father, Real Name, Record Label & Net Worth

Basic Information

Stage Name: Naira Marley
Real Name: Azeez Adeshina Fashola
Occupation: Singer-Songwriter, Record producer
Date Of Birth/Age: 10 May 1991
Place of Birth:  Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married (to two wives)
Education: Christ the King Sixth Form College

Naira Marley Biography

Naira Marley is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He was born in the Agege area of Lagos, and has several siblings.

At the age of 11, the songster moved to Peckham in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a distinction in business (Peckham Academy). He has since acquired British citizenship.

Growing up, Naira Marley reportedly wanted to be a voice-over artiste or a master of ceremonies. But he developed a strong passion for music along the line. Encouraged by those who had listened to him sing, he decided to face music – a decision he has no regret over.

The singer has released several songs since then, most of them controversial.

In 2019, he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over suspicion. He was charged to court and released on bail. He had thereafter released a song titled “Am I A Yahoo Boy.” Several other songs have followed, of course.


Naira Marley will be 30 on 10 May 2020

Real Name

Naira Marley’s real – or legal name – is Azeez Adeshina Fashola


Marlian is the name of Naira Marley’s fan base – a massive, boisterous collective. It is usually said that a true Marlian never graduates but drops out of the university halfway. Apparently that’s only a joke among the collective, as there are graduates among its members.

The Marlian nation does not only encapsulate fans of the controversial singer but other celebs who share the singer’s ideology or openly admire him.

Just recently, the singer Busiswa identified as a Marlian during her trip to Lagos, taking a picture with Naira Marley and label signee Zinoleesky to accentuate her new association.


During the controversy following his arrest for fraud by the EFCC, Naira Marley had revealed that he has two wives and four children. He, however, failed to give details about them – like their names and when he married them.

Interestingly, one of Naira Marley’s wives bore him two sons and the other bore him two daughters.

Naira Marley’s daughters Aishat and Simiat are twins. They were born 21 April 2015.

The first son Farouq Fashola was born on 30 October 2015. He will be 6 years in October.  The second son, who goes by the name Fawaz Fashola and who happens to be the last child of the family, was born 7 April 2018.

Naira Marley’s two wives keep love profiles, so not much is known about them.


Naira Marley’s father is known as Mr Fashola. He is not as famous as his soon, so information about him is pretty scanty. He reportedly attended the court hearing in 2019 when his son was charged for fraud.

Record Label

Naira Marley is one of the record label owners in the country. In 2019, during his performance at Marlian Fest, the songster had paused halfway and announced the formation of a record label called Marlian Music.

At the time, he had said the label was for them (his fans), and any of them with talent can join the label.

Following the formation of the record label, he had signed Zinoleesky, MohBad, Fabian Blu and C-Blvck. Zinoleesky is reportedly no longer at Marlian Music. The songster had a stint with Davido’s DMW. He was kicked out of DMWover allegations he assaulted a lady

Net Worth

Financially, Naira Marley isn’t doing badly. The controversial singer reportedly has a net worth of about 300 million.

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