We bring you Naira Marley’s net worth. Most young Nigerians are curious to know how much Naira Marley earns, his sources of income, assets, endorsements, family and lifestyles.
Like other Nigerian musicians, Naira Marley makes most of his money from performances, endorsement deals, ambassadorial deals, and investment in music, collaborations, streams, video views and several other sources. Our criteria for ranking net worth is closely related to that of Forbes.
Who is Naira Marley?
Born 10th May, 1991, Azeez Adeshina Fashola professionally and popularly known as Naira Marley is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and an entrepreneur.
He was born in Agege, Lagos State. At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London where he had his formative years. Marley enrolled and graduated with a distinctin in business from Peckham Academy. He also studied business law at Christ the King Sixth Form College.
Originally, Naira Marley had ambitions of becoming an MC and a voice-over artist. His music career started off in 2014 where he began singing. His close friends encouraged him to take the music serious and pursue it.
Fast forward he released the Max Twigz-assisted track “Marry Juana” before releasing his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015.
In December 2017, he released his hit single “Issa Goal” which featured Lil Kesh & Olamide. The song was chosen as the theme and official song for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was a big push for him. He rose to prominence and made a lot of income from this deal.
Naira Marley released the Zlatan-assisted track “Am I A Yahoo Boy” on 3 May 2019, and was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that same day. He released “Soapy” on 27 June 2019, a few days after he was released from prison.
Naira Marley’s Net Worth 2021
He is estimated to be worth USD2 Million as of 2021.
Marley’s Source of Income and endorsements
How does Naira Marley make his money? As a professional and full time musician, Marley makes about 80% of his income from music and music business. He makes money from music business via the following avenues:
- Concerts (“Marlian Fest”)
- Record label business and management
- Spotify, YouTube and other online streams
- Paid subscriptions
- Performances and tours
- Local and international collaborations
- Endorsement deals
- Ambassadorial deals
- Album sales
- Music and record sales
- Song writing
Due to his controversial nature, his songs have had massive airplay majorly in the Nigeria which earns him royalties. He’s also had international recognition from countries such as Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, amongst others.
He’s had collaborations with top musicians from Africa such as Zlatan, Lil Kesh, amongst others. Collaborations is also a means by which Marley makes income.
Recognition, endorsements and accolades
Due to his massive performance in the music industry, he’s been greatly recognized in both local and international media. He was the official face for Adeniyi special bread.
Naira Marley’s Businesses
Aside doing active music, the musician also has taste for music business. He established his own record label called Marlian Records. He announced this during the 2019 “Marlian Fest” held at the Eko Hotels and Suites. Like other record labels, Marlian records invest in young and upcoming talents with promising future in the music industry. Marley makes proceeds from this venture. Notable artist under this record label are Lyta, MohBad, Fabian Blu, etc.
Naira Marley’s Assets
As a professional musician, Marley’s albums, songs and records are his major assets. He lives in a plush mansion in Nigeria. He is also known to love fashion and luxurious lifestyle. Naira Marley’s net worth has made it possible for him to live his kind of life.
Below is the list of awards won by Naira Marley.
Viewers’ Choice (Soapy) – Soundcity MVP Awards 2020
Song of the Year (Soapy) – Soundcity MVP Awards 2020
Best Pop (Soapy) – 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards.
Artist of the Year – 2019 City People Music Awards
Street Song of the Year (Soapy) – 2019 City People Music Awards.
Family and Lifestyle
Naira Marley is married to two women and has four children