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Naira Marley Is NDLEA’s Latest Ambassador In War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) Campaign

Naira Marley joins the NDLEA in its effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Naira Marley, the singer of popular Nigerian pop songs like “Soapy” and “Mafo,” has recently made more news. The well-known performer has been named the newest War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) campaign ambassador by the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Naira Marley’s appointment as the WADA campaign ambassador comes from his influential platform and massive fan base, which he plans to utilize to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. With his involvement, the NDLEA hopes to reach a wider audience and make a significant impact in curbing this pressing issue in Nigeria.

Naira Marley Is Ndlea’s Latest Ambassador In War Against Drug Abuse (Wada) Campaign, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

Naira Marley, born Azeez Adeshina Fashola, has previously engaged in conflict with Nigerian government authorities. The same day he released his 2019 hit song, “Am I A Yahoo Boy,” the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission detained him. A few days after leaving jail, he published his famous song “Soapy,” which discussed convicts’ sexual tendencies. These controversial songs, along with Naira Marley’s public persona, have sparked debates about freedom of expression and the influence of music on society. Despite the controversies surrounding him, Naira Marley has amassed a large and dedicated fan base who appreciate his unique style and unapologetic approach to his art.

Naira Marley Is Ndlea’s Latest Ambassador In War Against Drug Abuse (Wada) Campaign, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

Naira Marley, however, complies with the law as of August 17, 2023. In order to show his support for the advocacy campaign for the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), the musician was welcomed by the NDLEA chairman. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) confirmed this development on his X profile page. This news was also published on the NDLEA’s official X page. The spokesperson stated that Naira Marley’s collaboration with the NDLEA is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of drug abuse among Nigerian youth. The agency hopes his involvement will encourage more individuals to join the fight against drug abuse and contribute to a drug-free society.

Naira Marley Is Ndlea’s Latest Ambassador In War Against Drug Abuse (Wada) Campaign, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024

The organization announced that Naira Marley will shortly release a new song supporting the WADA campaign. The musician also created a video asking his followers and Nigerians, in general, to stop abusing drugs and other substances.

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