Marlians President, Naira Marley explained how he never planed to do music after he made over N100 Million Naira in the UK.
Nigerian controversial singer appeared on ‘The Truth” hosted by media legend, Olisa Adibua, accompanied alongside Zinoleesky, Mohbad, and C-Blvck; three of the four signed to his imprint, Marlian Records. Naira Marley spoke about his time in England before he ventured into music, the EFCC case, his new clothing line, and his plans for the future. ‘
According to him, he made his first big cash in the UK which was about 250,000 pounds and revealed that his initial plan was to invest in artistes but ended up in the studio making music with them. Since he made a video for the track which garnered over 4 million views in four weeks, Marley was fully initiated to the music industry as an artiste. He said; “I had just made my first big money (in England). 250K (250,000 pounds).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 music 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 asked on whether he made the money legally or illegally, he said;” I was just making money (laughs).”
Watch the full interview section below.