Naira Marley’s Songs No Longer Have Effects On The Street – Has He Finally Lost Relevance?
‘Issa Goal’ was the song that introduced him to the mainstream audience, ‘Japa’ was the one that convinced us that he was anything but a one-hit flash in the pan
Naira Marley used his unique druggy vocal texture and use of background melodies to make his sound easily acceptable especially when placed on a Rexxie beat, the man credited with supplying Zlatan with his hit formula.
However, his arrest by the EFCC was almost proving to be Naira Marley’s biggest moment before his ‘Public trial’ further aided his inglorious but celebratory street cred among his fans, popularly known as the ‘Marlians,’ who are as quick to slap the tag ‘Legend or Icon’ to his name as they are to attack anyone who takes a stand different from theirs.
The Nigerian pop scene has always had its fair share of ‘controversial figures but Naira Marley Own is one that we never get’s tired of.
Mixing street elements and slangs, profane spewing invective, and a confrontational public persona to earn a larger audience is one tactic that almost always works
That is why the likes of Olamide, Small Doctor enjoy a strong cult following, then add a sense of victimization to all of this and you find a Naira Marley, being viewed through the trappings of everything we believe a society like ours has shaped us to become.
His last major hit, “Coming” came almost a year ago and since, the “Koleyewon” rapper has struggled to make another, releasing one underwhelming wing after the other.
First, it was “Drug Test,” an unimpressive joint that was everything but a hit and he then followed that up with “First Time In America,” a lazy uptempo rendition of repetitive lines which tried t stay up to standard but later faded off without notice.
He then ended last year with “Kojosese,” another lazy track that fans tried to feel but couldn’t. The street is gradually loosing their faith in the Marlian President.
Last month, Naira Marley tried to have another bite of collaborative synergy between himself and Busiswa titled “Where You Dey Go” to gain relevance again and also remind his fans that there is still an artiste called “Naira Marley” but the track was as well dead on arrival.
The fact remains that Naira Marley is having his own rough patch in his career, and the way he manages it will determine how relevant he will be in the eyes of music lovers.
Not being as controversial as he used to be and also Releasing songs you know are below par will not just ruin your career, it will make people believe you have nothing more to offer.
So Guys, Naira Marleys Songs Have No Effect On The Street Again 👇