Video-sharing platform, YouTube names Naira Marley as the most viewed artiste in Nigeria of the year 2019

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Naira Marley

YouTube on Wednesday, named controversial singer Afeez Fashola better referred to as Naira Marley the foremost viewed artiste in Nigeria.

This was disclosed during YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch at the Google Incubator Hub in Lagos.

Other artistes on the highest ten list are wizkid, Burna boy, Davido, Olamide , Chris Brown, Teni, Mercy Chinwo, Zlatan and Chris Brown who happens to be the sole international music star.

The 25-year-old singer, who was the sole Nigerian artiste present at the event, spoke on his musical career and his strong fan base.

“I hear differing types of music: Slow Jams, Fuji, Christian and Muslim songs, Indian songs like those in Bollywood,” he said.

Speaking on what inspires him, the “ Soapy” crooner said “A lot of things inspire me: a touch of the drums, a touch little bit of Fuji, a touch little bit of proper Yoruba songs.”

Naira Marley who arguably has the strongest fan base among his contemporaries came into limelight after he was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2019.

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