Controversial musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has officially floated ‘Marlian Records’.
The singer has also signed four new artistes, Zinoleesky, Mohbad, Cblack, and Fabian to his music imprint.
The ‘Marlian’ president presented the four artistes on stage for the first time during his show, ‘Marlians Fest’ which held at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos on Monday.
During his first performance, he announced his new record label, Marlian Records. He said, “I want to use the platform to announce my new record label called Marlian Records and it’s for you all (points to his fans, the Marlians). Any of you that has talent can come through.”
After the announcement, he gave his new acts an opportunity to perform at the sold-out show.
He also hinted fans about his record label but made it official when he posted it on his social media handles on Thursday.
Interestingly, all four acts are not greenhorns in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
Mohbad, an indigenous rapper, was the lead singer of Bankz Nation Entertainment. He was famous for his latest single ‘Jaabo’.
C Blvck and Naira Marley on the other hand recorded two songs together, ‘Ogologo” and ‘Tingbasa’.
Zinoleesky recently released a song titled ‘Joromi’ after the success of his well-accepted collaboration with Zlatan on a song titled ‘Money’.
Meanwhile, Naira Marley who failed to appear in court over an alleged car theft has reportedly opted for out-of-court settlement after being given a last chance to appear in court.
A Chief Magistrate judge, Tajudeen Elias, had given Naira Marley, till January 14, 2020, to appear in court, else a warrant will be issued for his arrest.
The singer and his co-defendants – Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and Kunle Obere, 22 – are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault, and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley.
Naira Marley came into the spotlight after he released ‘Issa Goal’ ft. Olamide and Lil Kesh in 2017. His controversial hit ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ released early 2019 however, earned him critical acclaim.
Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter: @jaynejones