Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley who is currently in detention after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and remanded by the court of law, has granted an interview where he said he is not a criminal and implied he is a responsible husband and father.
According to the 28-year old singer, he has two wives and is a father of four children. He however said, the laptop EFCC officials saw in his possession belonged to a friend of his in England and he never owned a computer.
“My name is Azeez Fashola. I am married to two wives and I have four kids. They are all British citizens staying in the United Kingdom. I studied in the United Kingdom, started studying at Porlock Hall, then I moved to Walworth School where I received my GCSE.
“My results for my GCSE are English (C), Maths (B) and Science (C). “I left Walworth School with my qualification and went further to study at Peckham Academy, where I got distinction in Business. Then, I went further to study at Crossways College where I finished my Business Law; but I had kids at that time, so I took a break and started making music till date.”
According to Naira Marley, he did not own a laptop but was given one to use temporarily to upload videos on YouTube. He said, “I started making music in 2014 individually (sic), but now I’m signed to Marathon, a United Kingdom-based record label. I had a deal with Coca-Cola for my song, Issa Goal, in which I featured Olamide and Lil Kesh. I also had deals with Nike to participate in the Nigerian sportswear (sic).
“I’m in possession of a MacBook laptop, which I borrowed from a friend named Yad Isril in England, because while returning to Nigeria, I knew I was going to need a laptop to upload my music videos on YouTube and also to keep my exclusive songs. I’m in possession of the laptop but I have no idea what is on it apart from my music videos.”
Naira Marley also said laptop had no password and could be accessed by anyone. He claimed to have met Isril in a secondary school in England. “He owns the butcher’s and an electronics shop in England. He is a British citizen, though his family is from Iraq. “I don’t have a personal laptop at the moment because I don’t need it. “My management team handles everything I need to do on the laptop. I only use my iPhone X for everything I do,” he said.