Following an encounter with some street boys, controversial rapper Naira Marley recently attracted the attention of many in the online community.
The rapper proudly displayed a bundle of N500 bills in footage spotted online. He said that, unfortunately, only one of those assembled in front of Naira Marley’s gate would be fortunate enough to get their hands on the money. The Soapy crooner threw the money as far as he could, prompting the boys outside his gate to compete to locate it.
Internet users condemned the act, calling it “Derogatory,” and argued that there were better methods to distribute the money than forcing the children to run after the flying note and possibly risk getting hurt.
Azeez Adeshina Fashola, better known by his stage name Naira Marley, is one of Nigeria’s most accomplished and well-known singers, rappers, and songwriters. He rose to fame after releasing the song “Is a Goal,” which featured Lil Kesh, Olamide Baddo, the CEO of one of the country’s top record labels, and some outstanding rappers. He is the CEO of the Malians Music record company, which has one of the biggest fan bases in Africa known as “Malians” and has some up-and-coming artists like Lyta, Fabian Blu, Zinoleesky, Mohbad, and Clack among its ranks.
Even though fans still appreciate the majority of his hits to date and even his most recent collaboration with Rexxie, wizkid, and Skiibii, his fall-out with one of his signees, Mohbad, had cast an unfavorable light on his direction.