Nigerian-born UK-raised Marlian music boss Naira Marley has linked up with fellow Nigerian Afrobeat artist and labelmate Zinoleesky for his latest single “o dun” available to stream now on all digital platforms. CLICK HERE to listen to the leading single – translated as ‘something sweet’ in Yoruba and produced by REXXIE (Burna Boy, Davido, Sarkodie) – lifted from Marley’s long-awaited debut album God’s Timings The Best coming soon. The accompanying video sees Naira wearing a bright shining Africa chain teasing his fans with the release of his upcoming album while honoring the Marlians with another taste of his raunchy and uncensored lyrics that are loved by all.
The British-Nigerian singer and songwriter Naira Marley has quickly established a distinct sound and voice, secured millions of streams on his music, averages at least one million views per music video becoming the most streamed Nigerian artist on YouTube (2019-2020), and has developed a cult-like fanbase who refer to themselves as ‘Marlians’ a clear sign that he is on the path to becoming one of the biggest artists out of Nigeria to make a global impact.
About Naira Marley
There’s no other artist in the world like Naira Marley. The pioneer of AfroBashment, Naira’s 2014 debut track “Marry Juana” was the first to fuse the slang and accent of his birth city of Lagos with the floor-filling rhythms of Jamaican Bashment – all delivered with the charismatic road swagger of his adopted hometown of Peckham, South London.
Gearing up to release his long-awaited debut album God’s Timings The Best, the last two years have proven Naira is on the road to stardom. He’s given electrifying performances at StarBoy Fest @ London’s O2 Arena, headlined his own massive Marlian Fests drawing in upwards of 30,000 fans, skyrocketed from 100k to 6 million Instagram followers and released a series of local chart-topping hits including “Am I A Yahoo Boy” — the infamous satirical track about fraud that saw Naira jailed by the Nigerian government in 2019.
Inspired by the success of his first US tour in December 2021, Marley’s “First Time in America” gives his fans a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album and highlights the experiences Naira’s had and yet to have across the globe. That same year he also joined forces with South African singer Busiswa for the explosive “Coming,”, which has surpassed 20 million streams globally. Kicking off 2022, Marley dropped the visual for his festive Detty December jam, “Kojosese“, following a viral TikTok challenge that saw 20million views. Marley’s sound has eschewed the saccharine commerciality of the Nigerian AfroPop mainstream, proving that hit records can still be unpredictable, wild affairs. Get ready for Naira’s upcoming debut album that will tap into different dance sounds from across the globe.