Today we’re going to make a comparison between Nairamarley and his friend Zlatan Ibile who is the best, richest and who has the biggest fan base.
Who Is Naira Marley?
Azeez Adeshina Fashola, 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 studied at Porlock Hall before attending Walworth School, where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education. Naira Marley graduated with a distinction in business from Peckham Academy. He also studied business law at Crossways College (now Christ the King Sixth Form College).
While growing up, Naira Marley had plans of becoming an MC and a voice-over artist. He began singing in 2014 after discovering his passion for music and was encouraged by close-knit friends to pursue his music career. He released the Max Twigz-assisted track “Marry Juana” before releasing his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015.
In December 2017, he released the Olamide and Lil Kesh-assisted single “Issa Goal“, which became the theme song for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The official remix of “Issa Goal” was released on 16 June 2018; it features vocals by Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi and Slimcase.
Naira Marley sings in English, Pidgin and Yoruba; his music is a blend of Afrobeats and hip-hop. He derived his stage name from Jamaican singer Bob Marley, whom he admires; his dreadlocks is also a tribute to the singer.
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. On 11 January 2020, he won Viewers’ Choice for “Soapy” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards.
On 18 December 2019, Naira Marley released his second EP Lord of Lamba which was a mixture of Afrobeats and hip-hop. The EP comprises 6 tracks and features guest artists such as CBlvck, Young John and Mayorkun. Its production was handled by Killertunes, Rexxie and Studio Magic.
During the “Marlian Fest“, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on 30 December 2019, Naira Marley announced the launch of his record label Marlian Records and unveiled CBlvck, Zinoleesky, MohBad, and Fabian Blu as signed acts.
On 10 July 2020, Naira Marley took to his Instagram Page to unveil another act under his label, named: Emo Grae with a new single and visual titled 0903 featuring Buju.
Lyta, a former signee of YBNL, Olamide’s record label, is one of Marlian Music Artists.
Who Is Zlatan Ibile?
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, known professionally as Zlatan Ibile, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, musician, and dancer.
In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled “Zanku“, with a new dance routine of the same name.
He was born and raised in Ilorin but has family roots in Ekiti State. In 2011, he graduated with a national diploma in business administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Zlatan decided to pursue a career in music after graduating from secondary school. When he was 19 years old, he won the Airtel-sponsored “One Mic Campus Tour” music competition, which was held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He gained recognition in the Nigerian music industry after releasing the Olamide-assisted track “My Body” in 2017.
Zlatan gained further exposure following his collaboration with Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh on the 2018 hit single “Able God”.
Shortly afterward, he dropped “Zanku”, a song that was accompanied by a dance routine of the same name.
Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released the Davido-assisted track “Osanle”.
In early 2019, he released “Glory” before being featured on Burna Boy’s “Killin Dem”, a track from the latter’s fourth studio album African Giant. Shortly afterward, he was featured on Ceeza Milli’s “Flenjo” and Naira Marley’s “Am I a Yahoo Boy”.
On 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.
On January 1, 2020, Zlatan took to his Instagram page to announce the launch of his record label ‘Zanku Records‘ without no artists unveiled. Down to February 25, he celebrated his birthday while he announced the numbers and names of acts he signed.
He listed three artists named: Papisnoop, Oberz and Jamopyper, he also announced the official signing of a Videographer/Cinematographer named Visionary Pictures, his Manager ‘Manager Jiggy‘, his Music Producer ‘Rexxie‘ and a PR Consultant ‘Biesloaded‘. He made this announcement with a picture of him and seven other people via his Instagram page.
In May 2019, the EFCC arrested Zlatan and a few others in connection with an alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. A few days later, he was released on administrative bail.
It’s a known fact, that both songwriters Zlatan ibile and Naira Marley are among the hottest entertainers in the Nigerian music industry. They’re both known for their crazy dance steps. They’re both rich with a huge fan base.
But we believe one is greater and richer than the other. But the question now is, WHO?
Be the Judge.
Between Naira Marley And Zlatan Ibile Who Is Better, Richer & Whose Fanbase Is Bigger?
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