Naira Marley is a very wealthy man.
Amidst the death of popular Nigerian singer Mohbad, speculations surrounding social media has it that Aside from Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy, the three poster boys of the Afrobeat movement, which is now a global movement, it was said that no other Nigerian musician comes close to Naira Marley in terms of cash.
He is unbelievably liquid.
In Lekki alone, he owns more than 100 properties, which he rents out.
In Ajah, he is one of the biggest landlords there, as he owns hectares of land, which he has yet to develop.
The reason he is that rich is not because he sings better than his colleagues.
He does not join his colleagues who spend most of their time abroad doing music tours for Nigerians living abroad.
He is an Idan and does not have that time.
His songs are lewd, so they are targeted at a niche, so not many people listen to him, by the way.
The reason why it is so is because it was said that he allegedly runs a drug empire, so he uses his boys to sell illegal drugs.
Zino, one of the boys signed under him, was said to be one of the Mules that pushed drugs for him.
Before this bruhahaha started, a lot of young boys in the street loved him.
They want to be him so badly.
They want to associate with and identify with him.
That is why he has a group of deranged delusional followers who call themselves Marlians.
At the peak of the general election in Nigeria, Naira Marley came to say that he had 2 billion naira in cash in the bank to give to any of the presidential candidates, and he was not joking.
He meant it.
Since 2020, Azeez Fashola,known as Naira Maley, has not used commercial flights.
He does not join the rest of us plebes and commoners to wait for our flight at the airport.
He chartered private jets weekly, and on average
You need $5,000–$10,000 to charter a private jet for an hour trip in Nigeria.
Because of how unbelievable a liquid he is, Naira Marley believed that nothing would happen to him.
He has this philosophy that once you have money in Nigeria, you are protected by the state and a sacred cow.