Popularly known as Naira Marley, Afeez Fashola is one singer who has won the heart of many music lovers in Nigeria and across the continent. Before his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in May 2019 not many people knew things about the Marlian president (his huge fan base refers to themselves as Marlians), especially about his private life. While in the custody of the anti-corruption agency, the controversial singer revealed he has two wives and four children.
His revelation came as a big surprise to many people, especially those who before then saw the singer as a casanova, a nonchalant and carefree young man who is determined to ruin his life and drag as many young people as possible with him. With the revelation came a search into his personal life to know who he really is, how old he is, who his wives and children are, and all the information about them. Here, we are giving you all you need to know about Naira Marley’s immediate family.
Naira Marley Was Born In The 1990s
Marley was born Azeez Adeshina Fashola in the Agege area of Lagos State Nigeria on the 10th of May 1991, he is currently 29 years old. He left Nigeria for Peckham (South London) at the age of eleven. He started studying at Porlock Hall before moving over to Walworth School where he received his GCSE. He left Walworth to further his study at Peckham Academy. Obtaining a distinction in Business, Marley headed to Crossways College where he finished his Business Law studies.
He Became a Father Before He Turned 25
In his statement at the EFCC office, the singer revealed that at the time he finished his Business Law at Crossways College, he already had kids and had to take a break from school to start making music.
The singer made the decision to take music as a career in 2014, he then released the Max Twigz-assisted track “Marry Juana” as well as his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015. What this invariably means is that if the singer dropped his first tracks in 2015 at the age of 24 and he already had kids at the time, he was less than 25 years when he became a father. Marley currently has four children (two boys and two girls) from his two wives.
His First Child(ren) is a Set of Twins (Aisha and Simiat)
The singer is a proud father to a beautiful set of identical twin girls Aisha and Simiat Fashola. The twins were born in April 2015, although some sources claim they were born on the 21st of April, AnswersAfrica is yet to verify this.
Asides from beautiful photos of them shared on Instagram by the singer from time to time, and the fact that they live in the UK with their mother, there is no other information about them available to the public. The singer doesn’t mince words when gushing over his girls via his IG page; he is indeed a proud father.
There is currently an IG page for the twins marliantwinning with thousands of followers and one post of the twin girls shows them having some popsicles and talking over a phone. Their mom most likely is in the background filming them and laughing.
His First Son Farouq Fashola Is Just A Few Months Younger Than The Twins
The Marlian King’s first son Josiah Farouq Fashola was born on 29th October 2015, just six months after the twins were born. Jojo Marlian as he is fondly called is one of the two sons from one of Marley’s two wives. Naira Marley usually shares photos of him and his little guy bonding from time and time. In October 2020, the singer posted a video to celebrate Jojo as he turned 5 years old.
The little guy already has an Instagram page jojomarlian with over 30k followers and 26 posts. The page has videos and photos of him and his younger brother and his pets. His mom is most likely manages the page.
Fawaz Fashola Is Naira Marley’s Fourth Child
Fawaz is Naira Marley’s second son and last child at the moment. He was born 7th of April 2018. Fawaz and Jojo share the same mother and the two boys live with their mother in the UK.
Asides from the photo of him shared by his father on his IG page and by his older brother Jojo, there is nothing more about little Fawaz that is known publicly.
The Identities Of His Wives Remain A Mystery
The identities of the singer’s two wives have remained a mystery; their names, what they do, how, where, and when they met the singer, as well as where their marriage ceremonies took place have remained a mystery. Naira Marley doesn’t tag them to any of his posts and rarely shares their pictures taken with him or their kids online.
research, however, revealed that the two women live in the United Kingdom with their children and that they both have two kids each for the singer. One wife is a mother to his twin daughters and the other to his two boys. It’s not known who is the first or second wife.
One of the videos on jojomarlain’s page was made on his mom’s birthday. In the video made on the 23rd of March 2020, the young man is seen singing with his mother with the caption: Happy “Birthday Mum, Love you” and the face of the mystery woman was revealed.
Aisha and Simiat’s mother seems to also be the face behind the beautiful marlin’s IG Page as her female voice is always heard in the background of the video giggling and laughing but never seen.
The Family Spends Time Together
Despite have a family with two women, the singer takes time from his business to stay with each family separately and together. He doesn’t appear to be a father-absent in the lives of his wives and children. In February 2020, the Marlian king was spotted shopping with his whole family; although the faces of his wives were not seen in the video that surfaced online, his four kids were seen bonding together.
A photo from the shopping was later shared on jojomarlian’s IG page with the caption “Family First”. They are obviously a one big and happy family.