He recently disclosed that he would lead a protest after several young men and women narrated their SARS experiences, but came out today to ask his fans, Marlians, to stand down.
According to Naira Marley, the protest will not hold because there are several changes being made at the moment so it is best to give the police a week to see if things will improve.
He added that if there are no positive changes eventually, he would immediately lead the mass protest alongside fellow angry Nigerians.
His words, “We won’t be protesting anymore because there’s a lot of changes being made right now. As a Marlian we will give them a week to see the changes and if there’s no changes we will start a mass protest. #togetherwecan.”
The Nigeria Police Force had tweeted this earlier, “@officialnairam1 The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform Nigerian youths that their voices and complaints on the issues of unprofessional conducts by some SARS operatives have been heared very loudly and clearly.”
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Azeez Fashola (born 9 May 1994), known professionally as Naira Marley, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”.
Naira Marley was born in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria. At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London, England. He 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 Crossways College, now Christ the King Sixth Form College, where he completed his business law.
On 16 June 2018, a remix of Naira Marley’s “Issa Goal” was released and was sponsored by Coca-Cola, featuring, Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi and Slimcase. Naira Marley sings in English, Pidgin and Yoruba, focusing solely on Afrobeats and hip-hop. His name “Naira Marley” was influenced by his admiration for the late Jamaican singer, Bob Marley, while his dreadlocks is a tribute to Bob Marley.
During the “Marlian Fest” which was held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos on 30 December 2019, Naira Marley announced his new record label “Marlian Records” with the signing of four artists, Cblvck, Zinoleesky, MohBad and Fabian Blu.
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