Nigerian Afrobeat and Hip-Hop artist, Naira Marley, has released his debut project titled God’s Timing’s the Best on May 30th, 2022. This release coincided with Marlian Day, a day declared by Naira to celebrate liberty and the resilience of Marlians – Naira’s fans – amidst the challenging times being faced globally.
The Marlian Music frontrunner has assembled a roster of exceptional talent including South African poet and songwriter Busiswa, Jamaica’s Jada Kingdom, French rap star MHD, and fellow Marlian Music artists Zinoleesky and Mohbad to craft a 14-track classic set featuring production by Rexxie, AYK, Niphkeys, Diquenza and Leo Beats. The project’s production and sound has been strategically crafted to speak to the Afro-Caribbean global diaspora, taking cues from Yoruba, Angolan, Dutch and French sounds, cultures and dialects.
“God’s Timing’s the Best, has nothing to do with the tracklist but everything to do with me. I feel like everything in my life has led up to this moment. Relocating back home, my career, my label, my highs and lows. It’s all God’s perfect timing.” – Naira Marley
Naira has captured the hearts of many across the globe, organically developing a cult-like following. He inspires his audience to unapologetically be themselves, and uses his platform to spotlight the underrepresented, unspoken for and marginalized, and through his music, he aims to bring joy to those communities. GTTB reflects Naira’s autonomous attitude, and his outspokenness which is akin to a Kendrick Lamar; his vibrance and bold character like a Kodak Black; his connection to the streets like a Giggs; and his rebellious and subversive style like a Slowthai.
God’s Timing’s the Best is out now on all DSPs.
Happy (Ft Mayorkun)
O’dun (Ft Zinoleesky)
No Panties (Ft Jada Kingdom)
Melanin (Ft Lil Kesh)
Drink Alcohol Like It’s Water (Ft Chivv & Diquenza)
Excuse Moi (Ft MHD)
Owo (Ft Mohbad)
First Time In America
Coming (Ft Busiswa)