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[News] Concert Headlined by Naira Marley has been shut down. See Why

A Dublin concert headlined by controversial rapper, Naira Marley was shut down by the police last night after a gang of youths were spotted fleeing the scene.
The incident unfolded at Lost Lane just off Grafton Street before Naira Marley took to the stage to perform. According to reports, about 30 young men were seen running out
of the premises in the early hours of
Sunday morning. The scene remained closed to the public and police in Dublin have since confirmed
that a number of weapons have been
seized and a man in his 20s arrested in connection with the incident.
An eye witness who was at the
concert said, “an African artist
‘Naira Marley’ was headlining a
show at Lost Lane yesterday with
some other upcoming acts. We
came for the event which started
around 10:30pm. People were
waiting for the artist to perform
when all of a sudden gardai came
to the venue, drove everyone out
and shut it down.
“Afterwards Garda (Dublin Police)
came in tens and filled everywhere.
Everyone was still surprised and
curious as to what was going on
because no gang attacked or
anything. They [the crowd] filled the
street around the venue confused
as to where to go and some [were]
angry at the organisers asking for
refund.”
In a statement, Dublin police confirmed that investigations are ongoing. A spokesman said: “Gardai are investigating an incident where a large number of male youths
congregated outside a premises on Adam Court, Dublin 2 at approximately 1am on 7 July 2019. A number of offensive weapons were located after the youths departed and were seized by Gardaí. One male in his early 20s was arrested and was charged in relation to this offence. Investigations are ongoing.”

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[News] Kaffy shuns Naira Marley for his trending soapy dance steps

Nigerian dance queen, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, popularly known as Kaffy has condemned Naira Marley’s new dance “Soapy”
The Guinness World Record dancer would not be the first to condemn the dance as many other celebrities have considered it to be very unacceptable and should have never been displayed to the public.
Kaffy took to her Instagram page to
express her disappointment in Naira Marley for bringing such a dance. She explained that she has never seen such an immoral dance in her years of dancing.
She feels the dance should not be
encouraged and considers it very
offensive. She also urged other dancers to speak up for what is right so that the Nigerian youths are not misled.
“This is a No . #myopinion As dancers, we should also speak for what is right we shouldn’t encourage this for the sake of trend. Esp when it’s not even censored away from kids, as an adult sef it’s offensive. #rubbish”

[News] I am not a yahoo boy, yahoo boys owe me money because I went to jail for their sake – Nara Marley

Embattled singer, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley who was released from Ikoyi prison last Friday, has said internet fraudster aka Yahoo boys owe him money for ”going to prison on their behalf.”
Naira Marley was arrested on May 10th by EFCC operatives and arraigned in court for crimes bordering on Internet fraud. He was granted bail on May 30th and then released on June 14th after the bail conditions had been perfected and verified by the court.
In a live video session on Instagram, the embattled singer said he went to prison because of Yahoo boys and for that, that they owe him money.
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[News] Naira Marley finally leaves EFCC custody

Nigerian pop singer, Naira Marley has finally regained freedom the clutches of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), 14 days after he was granted bail of 2 Million Naira with two sureties.
The hip hop singer was seen in a video on Instagram on Friday the 14th of June where he was walking out of the prison in the company of his mother and other members
of his crew.
The singer had been granted a 2 million Naira bail earlier and two sureties with Landed properties but he remained in jail for 14 days after. Well the good news is Naira Marley is no longer in police custody

[News] Naira Marley’s management states reasons why Naira Marley is still in jail

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley’s
management has released a statement, revealing why the embattled singer is still
in prison days after he’d been granted
bail.
The singer’s management who reacted to
claims of the singer still being in prison over his inability to find a Level 10 civil
servant, stated that the sureties were
ready the day he was granted bail and all they are waiting is for operatives of the EFCC to confirm the addresses of the sureties.
Their statement reads:-

[News] EFCC to investigate the credit cards found in Naira Marley’s custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has written Visa Inc. and
Mastercard Inc. to furnish it with details on credit cards used by musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.
The commission said the cards recovered from the artiste during his arrest were used for alleged identity theft and credit card fraud. According to court documents obtained by Punch, the EFCC’s letters to Visa
and Mastercard – titled, ‘Investigation
Activities’ – was dated May 13, 2019, three days after it arrested Naira Marley.
The letters were signed by the Zonal Head, EFCC, Lagos, Dein Whyte. “The commission is investigating a case of identity theft and electronic cards-related fraud in which the listed card information was recovered during the investigation,” EFCC’s letter to Visa and Mastercard partly read.
In the letter to Visa, the commission asked the company to provide information about the last five transactions on each of three Visa cards recovered from Naira Marley. The first card with number 4921819410257431 was issued by Lloyds Bank Plc and bears the name Timea Fedorne Tatar. The second card
with number 4539782440624281 was issued by Barclays Bank Plc and bears the name Nicole Louise Maylon, while the third card with number 4757147207869807 was issued
by Santander UK Plc and bears the name
Sharon Broad.
Likewise, in the EFCC’s letter to Mastercard,
the commission asked the company to
furnish it with information about the last five transactions on a Mastercard card recovered from the musician. The card with number 5354631405139323 was issued by Prepay Technologies Ltd and bears the name Linh H.
Mendez Rojas.
Naira Marley was arrested on May 10 at 9 Gbangbala Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos,
together with Omomniyi Temidayo (aka Zlatan Ibile) and three others for alleged advance fee fraud. Following his arrest, the anti-graft agency filed an 11-count against Naira
Marley. The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.
The artist was later arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on May 20, 2019. Following his arraignment, Justice Oweibo ordered that
Naira Marley be remanded in the prison custody until May 30 to take the bail Application filed by the defendant’s counsel, Taiwo Oreagba.

[News] Confusion as Naira Marley’s management reannounces Naira Marley’s bail date.

Representatives of Naira Marley have
issued a statement urging the singer’s fans to be calm as he will be out finally from custody tomorrow, 31st of May, 2019.
It would be recalled the singer made his second appearance at the Federal high court in Ikoyi earlier today to witness the court’s verdict on his bail appeal.
He was however granted bail but would have to pay the sum of two million naira as well as meet other bail conditions before he is finally released. He has since then been
returned to prison till his bail conditions are
met.
This move seem not to satisfy the singer’s fans, casuing their fury as they feel since he has been granted bail, he should be allowed to go home immediately.
Before rash actions are taken, the singer’s representative have now quickly moved to
release a statement urging the fans to be calm as Naira would be released tomorrow after his bail conditons are met.

[News] I am not a yahoo boy – Naira marley cries from jail as he begs for bail

Embattled musician, Azeez Fashola,
popularly known as Naira Marley who is currently in detention has granted an
interview saying he has two wives and four children who are all British citizens.
He said he is not a criminal and has no idea what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission found on his laptop. Naira Marley, 28, said apart from storing his
songs and music videos, he had never
done anything illegal with his laptop.
He said this in his statement on oath which he made while in EFCC custody, which was obtained exclusively by Punch where he said; “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.

[News] Naira Marley looking helpless as he appears in court, his mother breaks down in tears on seeing him.

Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley has pleaded not guilty to the 11 count charge preferred against him by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission.
After the charges were read to him in the presence of Justice Nicholas Oweibo, he pleaded ‘ not guilty’.
Justice Oweibo however slated the 30th of
May for the hearing of bail application. Until then Naira Marley will be remanded in EFCC custody.
More to come.

[News] Naira Marley to be arraigned in court on Monday

singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira
Marley , will be arraigned in court on
Monday to face 11 charges bordering on fraud against him for alleged credit card fraud. The musician effectively risks seven years
in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2)
which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access
device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person;
resulting in a loss or gain commits an
offence and shall be liable on conviction to
imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.
In the charge sheet released by EFCC, it was indicated that the singer signed and collected the original copy ahead of his arraignment.
The artiste was arrested last Friday along with four others including his friend and singer, Zlatan Ibile who has since been released on administrative bail.

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[News] Its a sad moment for the music industry as Naira Marley is to bag 7 years in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has preferred 11 charges
bordering on fraud against upcoming
musician, Azeez Fashola , aka Naira Marley ,
for alleged credit card fraud.
The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access
device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an
offence and shall be liable on conviction to
imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.
The charges with suit number FHC/
L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.
Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar. The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and
the Cyber Crimes Act.
The charges read in part, “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and
Raze (still at large), on or about the 11th
day of December 2018, within the
jurisdiction of this honourable court,
conspired amongst yourselves to use
access card 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offence
contrary to Section 27(1)(b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 and punishable under Section 33(2)
of the Same Act. “That you, Azeez
Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley, and Raze (still at large), on or about the 10th
day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of
this honourable court, with intent to defraud possessed counterfeit card
4921819410257431 issued to Timea
FedorneTatar and you thereby committed
an offence contrary to and punishable
under Section 33(9) of Cyber Crimes
(Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”
The artiste has been enmeshed in
controversy in the last one month following his decision to openly support online fraud commonly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo’. He was arrested last Friday along with four others including his bosom friend, Zlatan Ibile

[News] Naira Marley is not the owner of the laptop, he borrowed it – Naira Marley’s management complicate issues

Naira Marley’ s management has released its official statement concerning the singer’s arrest due to internet fraud and the laptop found at his apartment by EFCC. Naira Marley, who was arrested alongside industry colleague, Zlatan on the 10th of May
is still in jail even after Zlatan got released. The management released a statement on the 16th of May stating that Naira Marley has turned his back on criminal activities and is in no way in support of cybercrime. Although the statement did admit the singer went out of the line with his recent social media outburst, but they’re asking that he shouldn’t be prosecuted for such a mistake.
Concerning the incriminating evidence found on his laptop, the statement released by the management revealed that the laptop does not belong to Naira Marley.

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[News] 5 days later, Zlatan and others regain freedom as Naira Marley is still in EFCC custody

After 5-days in EFCC custody, fast rising Nigerian rapper, Zlatan has regained freedom following his arrest alongside fellow rapper Naira Marley and three others over their alleged involvement with cybercrime on Friday 10th March.
Zlatan was released this evening alongside his personal assistant, Rahman Jago and his houseboy, leaving only Naira Marley in detention.
LIB gathers that Naira Marley remains in custody owing to the fact that certain incriminating items found on his phone and laptop. At the moment, EFCC is yet to give full
details of Zlatan’s release and Naira
Marley’s continued detention.

[News] EFCC arrests Naira Marley, Zlatan and three others. See photos & statement

Read the press statement from EFCC
following the arrest of singer Naira Marley, rapper, Zlatan and four others.
The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal
office, arrested two fast-rising
Nigerian musicians – Afeez Fashola
(aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi
Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in
connection with alleged case of
internet fraud and money
laundering. Intelligence report had
also linked them to cybercrime
offences.
They were arrested along with:
Tiamiu Abdulrahman Kayode,
Adewunmi Adeyanju Moses and
Abubakar Musa.
Their arrest followed an early
morning raid on Friday, May 10,
2019 at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate,
Lekki, Lagos.
At the point of arrest, the
Commission found and recovered a
number of items, including laptops,
from the suspects.
They have so far volunteered useful
information about their involvement
in the alleged criminal activities,
even as investigations continue.

[News] I have nothing against Naira Marley – Simi explains as Naira Marley replies with shocking question

X3M recording artiste, Simi has reacted to Naira Marley’s statement about her supposedly snubbing him at the recently held Homecoming.
This issue, which has been going on for
weeks now was recently addressed by Simi on Friday the 26th of April in an interview where she said she does not
have any issue with Naira Marley. She
admitted that while they’re not friends, they’re also not enemies, and further admitted that she saw him at the event, but he also saw her and didn’t approach her. She
said;
“To be honest with you, I have zero issues with Naira Marley, I don’t have anything against him, he is not my enemy. We are not
friends, we are not enemies. I saw him coming, we did not make eyes contacts, he did not talk to me, I did not talk to him. It is
funny because he didn’t do anything to me, he did not directly disrespect me…he is not the first person that would say what he is saying. “I’m not a stupid person, I’m not going to
antagonize you because I’m not dumb. I like to mind my business. Probably he saw something and said something else. But he never spoke to me, he didn’t approach me
and I saw that and I said whatever makes you happy. And for me I’m a big picture person, I
look at the big picture and if you are not in the picture, I’m not going to stress myself,”

Naira Marley had been directly and indirectly dragging Simi on social media after their
one-sided encounter at the Homecoming
concert on the 21st of April 2019, which started from their opposing opinion about
internet fraud. While Simi had expressed
total disdain for the criminal act, Naira
Marley had supported and even told people
to glorify whatever they’re doing, plus asking
Nigerians to pray for Yahoo boys.
This obvious clash of opinion contributed to Naira Marley’s recent attack on Simi; from calling her out during his Live video to mentioning her name in posts and responding to posts about her. Naira Marley also called Simi out after this video, saying she’s guilty, of what crime is yet to be
known.

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[News] Ruggedy baba sends message to Naira Marley for supporting Yahoo

Over the weekend, upcoming artiste,
Nairamarley, took to his Instagram page to state that internet fraud aka Yahoo Yahoo is not a crime. The singer in his post, wrote;
”If you know about slavery, you go know say Yahoo no be crime”.
Rapper and #ENDSARS campaign advocate, Ruggedman, has joined other Nigerians to condemn the singer for his statement.
In a post shared on hisInstagram page, Ruggedman asked the young singer not to mislead his followers. According to Ruggedman, he has friends who are fraudsters and he doesn’t judge them, but they must be ready to face the consequences when they are caught.
@nairamarley My brother, I love
your music and all but you need to
get one thing clear and do not
mislead people. Especially kids on
social media. You can do Yahoo all
you want, but do not disrespect the
part of the black race that were sold
into slavery by trying to use it to
justify cyber crime. The people who
bought slaves died ages ago. If you
want to fight that, then start a
cause/movement against the British
and America. Who ever owned
slaves, but stealing the hard earned
money of other people isnt about
slavery.
You say the Nigerian leaders are
looting trillions outta this country,
why arent you hacking their
accounts and giving back to the
people Robin Hood style? I swear I
go hail you for that one. But bro
respect the black race and dont try
to use it to justify cyber crime. E no
follow. If it wasnt a crime popo
wont be busting boys for it.
Thousands of qualified Nigerians
cant get jobs outside Nigeria
because of “yahoo”. Their families
are suffering.
Young Nigerians are suspect
everywhere they go because of
“yahoo”. If you want to do it, enjoy.
Nobody is stopping you.
But remember that if you do the
crime, if you are caught you do the
time.
I got friends that are into it, I dont
judge.
I got friends who are in jail as we
speak for doing it, I dont judge.
All man dey hustle. God bless all
our hustles and let’s hold our
leaders accountable.
#NigeriaMustBeGreatAgain#Nigeriai
sForUsAllNotForAParticularT
ribeOrGroup

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@nairamarley My brother, I love your music and all but you need to get one thing clear and do not mislead people. Especially kids on social media. You can do Yahoo all you want, but do not disrespect the part of the black race that were sold into slavery by trying to use it to justify cyber crime. The people who bought slaves died ages ago. If you want to fight that, then start a cause/movement against the British and America. Who ever owned slaves, but stealing the hard earned money of other people isnt about slavery. You say the Nigerian leaders are looting trillions outta this country, why arent you hacking their accounts and giving back to the people Robin Hood style? I swear I go hail you for that one. But bro respect the black race and dont try to use it to justify cyber crime. E no follow. If it wasnt a crime popo wont be busting boys for it. Thousands of qualified Nigerians cant get jobs outside Nigeria because of "yahoo". Their families are suffering. Young Nigerians are suspect everywhere they go because of "yahoo". If you want to do it, enjoy. Nobody is stopping you. But remember that if you do the crime, if you are caught you do the time. I got friends that are into it, I dont judge. I got friends who are in jail as we speak for doing it, I dont judge. All man dey hustle. God bless all our hustles and let's hold our leaders accountable. #NigeriaMustBeGreatAgain #NigeriaisForUsAllNotForAParticularTribeOrGroup

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