Naira Marley Explains How He Got Into Music

Naira Marley Explains How He Got Into Music


Naira Marley during an interview called 'The Truth' with Olisa Adibua on Thursday, the 11th of March 2020, gave deeper insights into his life, most specifically, his past life and how he got to where he is today.

The Nigerian rapper revealed how he started making music in the first place.

"I had just made my first big money (in England).” When asked about the amount, Marley said, "250K (250,000 pounds)."

He then went on to say, "I didn't plan to, I didn't even mean to go into the studio. My plan was people freestyling around me were so talented. My plan was to invest in them. So eventually, we went into the studio, we had so much time and they made lots of records, you know.

“But we had too much time on our hands, I made just one song. By the time we left the studio; imagine we had 10 songs, but it was my song that everybody was singing, so I was just baffled, you know. People kept forcing me to send them the song...

“Everyone around me already knew the lyrics. So, one day we were chilling when one of my friends with a camera told me to shoot a video (for the song) with the camera. We shot the video unplanned and it had like four million views in three weeks. Basically, that's how I got into music and I can't stop."

When the interviewer inquired about the means of initially getting the 250,000 pounds in the United Kingdom, whether his methods were legal or illegal, the artiste simply laughed off the question, not really giving a direct answer. He only stated that he was just making money.

When asked how he used to get into trouble back in England, Marley replied, "Trouble being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Olisa Adibua also made sure to ask Marley the reason he returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom and the singer replied, "I came to shoot a video in Nigeria... ‘Issa Goal’. I shot the video and I went back... The next time, I just came for like three weeks, but that was when that EFCC situation happened..."

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