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Birthday Arrest: Nigerians React To Naira Marley’s Arrest

Japa crooner, Naira Marley (Afeez Fashola), has been the centre of media attention for weeks after he bashed fellow singer Simi after she and her husband, Adekunle Gold for publicly speaking against Advanced Fee Fraud (Yahoo.)

Simi called on all Yahoo boys to stop listening and promoting the songs of Nigerian artistes because of the shame they have brought to Nigeria.

This callout angered Naira Marley, an artiste who sings the praises of Yahoo boys in his songs, causing him to post an Instagram video with the caption, “If u know about slavery u go know say yahoo no b crime” and also said that she snubbed him at an event using his infamous line, “Am I A Yahoo Boy?”


His response sparked a conversation on social media attracting the attention of Instagrammer Tunde Ednut who first called him to caution and then apologised for speaking against him.

Simi, on her own part said, “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.”

Since then, Naira Marley has become the poster boy for Nigerians who see nothing wrong with his statement. Only three days ago, he referred to Ruggedman as a “going down” artiste after the rapper said on Hip TV’s street programme, “Naira Marley is a fraudster and we are not supporting him.”


A few hours that Davido slammed him and described Ruggedman as a “legend.”

Just when it looked like he was putting everything in the backburner to celebrate his birthday today, the “Marry Juana” singer got what would be ranked as one of the biggest surprises of his life in recent times after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) came knocking.

Since then, Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the news:

Some are making a joke out of the situation:

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