Marlian Record Label Artists 2023
Naira Marley announced the opening of his record label on December 30 at the Marlian Fest at the Eko Hotel and Suite. He signed four up-and-coming musicians to the label he called Marlian Music Records, including Zinoleesky, Cblvck, Mohbad, and FabianBlu.
He has also signed more musicians to Marlian Music Records in addition to these four.
Marlian Record Label Members Name
- Naira Marley
- Fabian Blu
- C Blvck
- Emo Grae
- Tori Keech
About Marlian Record Label Artists
1) Naira Marley
AbdulAzeez Adeshina Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, is a British-Nigerian singer and composer. He was born on May 10, 1991. He is renowned for serving as the leader of his contentious “Marlians” fandom. He is the founder of Marlians Record label and is automatically a Marlian record label artist
At the age of 11, Fashola moved to Peckham, South London, England. He graduated with a distinction in Business from Peckham Academy. He also studied Business Law at Crossways College (now Christ the King Sixth Form College.
During the “Marlian Fest”, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites on 30 December 2019, Marley announced the launch of his record label Marlian Records and unveiled CBlvck, Zinoleesky, and Fabian Blu as signed acts.
His track “Issa Goal,” featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh, was released in December 2017 and used as the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup anthem.
On June 16, 2018, the official remix of “Issa Goal” was made available. Olamide, Lil Kesh, Falz, Simi, and Slimcase contributed vocals to the song.
Marley blends Afrobeats and hip-hop in his music while singing in English, Pidgin, and Yoruba. His dreadlocks and stage name are both homages to Jamaican artist Bob Marley, whom he really admires.
2) Fabian Blu
Another excellent Marlian Record label artist is FabianBlu. On the evening of December 1, the gifted musician, whose real name is Inim Fabian, was signed among other artists during the label’s unveiling.
Under the record company, he published the song “Sisi Nene,”
However, Fabian Blu had the following to say after Mohbad’s death:
”So, here it goes… I am not here to spite anyone, but I am just basically gonna voice this out and I don’t care what happens, I believe this is the best time to say this. I got signed to Marlians music with the hopes of leaving the trenches and providing for my family because that’s what’s needed for a talent like mine which is singing.
“Ever since I got signed to Marlians music, I was given a signing bonus fee (500,000) for just my first month in January 2020 and accommodation which I was to stay with Naira Marley likewise my label mates too. I got no promotion at all from Marlians music, the only time the Marlians music beckons to my call would be whenever I want to drop any music, so what they do is pay in terms of my production fee and maybe visualizer.
In terms of upkeep and maintenance, I got nothing from them and anytime I ask, I was called a liar and told I didn’t need money for anything. I’ve had to survive as an artist from begging from people. I have only dropped 5 songs in the space of 34 months and it’s not as if I am Lazy, I have a lot of songs I wanna give my fans out there. So Marlians music please do the needful.”
Perhaps the most successful Marlian record label artist is Zinoleesky.
Oniyide Azeez (born 21 April 1998),professionally known as Zinoleesky, is a Nigerian songwriter, singer and rapper.He came to limelight with the release of his debut album “Chrome Eccentric” comprising hit tracks “Ma Pariwo” and “Kilofeshe”
As he got closer to his youth, Zinoleesky realized he was passionate about music. His career in music began formally as a freestyle rapper, but he rose to fame in 2017 after his online videos became viral.
He reportedly received a record deal offer from Davido’s DMW label but declined it in favor of being an independent musician, according to several reports.He was signed to the “Marlian Records” record label on December 23, 2019, which is run and owned by Nigerian artist Naira Marley.
2020 saw the release of Zinoleesky’s debut studio album, “Chrome Eccentric,” a year after he signed with the Marlian Records label. The songs “Mapariwo” and “Kilofeshe” were among the six tracks on the album.
Ma Pariwo was ranked No. 14 on the Apple Music Chart and No. 12 on the YouTube Chart in September 2020.
A year after the release of his debut album, Zinoleesky remixed the popular song “Kilofeshe” with South African vocalist Busiswah and Maryorkun.
He published his debut EP record, “Grit and Lust,” December 2022. It includes songs like Call of Duty
4) C Blvck
C Blvck is a rapidly emerging Nigerian singer/songwriter and rapper who was born Olamilekan Kazeem Kudus on December 17, 1998. He is a native of Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lagos.
He is another Marlian record label artist who was signed the evening the label was launched. C Blvck, real name Olamilekan Kazeem Kudus, is a rising rapper, composer, and musician from Nigeria.
He has recorded numerous popular Nigerian songs as covers. Along with Naira Marley, he appeared on the Tingasa in Lamba EP. Other tracks by the great Marlian artist include Belinda, Opor Yeh, Shade, the Ologo Rainbow CD, and more.
H is notable for his hit track “Baby Kingsway”
Lyta, the stage name of Babatunde Rahim, is a Nigerian singer. After having a disagreement with the label’s owner Olamide, he got a record deal with YBNL Nation in 2018, however he departed the label in May 2019.In 2019, he issued his 5-track Id debut EP.
A native of Kwara State, Lyta grew up in Ajegunle and was a member of Ile Kewu, a music group at his local mosque.His record deal with YBNL Nation was made public on 3 February 2018.
In 2019, Lyta confirmed that he did not have any written contracts with YBNL Nation.
Lyta’s breakthrough single with YBNL Nation, “Time”, features vocals by Olamide and was released on 14 February 2018.
In 2019, Lyta left YBNL Nation due to contractual and personal issues.
After exiting YBNL, he signed with Doro Musik Gang and released the Killertunes produced track “Monalisa” on 12 July 2019.
The visuals for “Monalisa”, which was directed by Director K, amassed over 500,000 views within a month after its release.
A few weeks after the release of “Monalisa”, Davido reached out to Lyta about recording an official remix with him.Following their agreement, Davido and Lyta flew to Dakar for the remix and video shoot.
The remix of “Monalisa” was released on 30 August 2019.
Elias Light of Rolling Stone magazine described the song as a “handsome contradiction, with fierce expressions of yearning”.
The accompanying music video for the remix was directed by Director K. Lyta gained exposure following his collaboration with Davido on the remix.
In 2020, Lyta reportedly became a Marlian record label artist. However, Lyta debunked these rumors and said Naira Marley was just showing him love.
6) Emo Grae
Emo Grae became a Marlian record label artist on July 10, 2020.
He is noted for his song with BNXN titled “0903”. The talented artist, who was born in Lagos, operated independently until being signed. His close friends and coworkers have lauded him for being a gifted and diligent musician.
7) Tori Keeche
Tori Keeche is one of the earliest Marlian record label artist. She reportedly left the record label before the death of Mohbad, in September 2023. Her real name is Isiogu Chibundu Kennechukwu. She has released songs like “Yoga”, “Parte after parte”, “Badu Frequency”
Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, also known as MohBad, was a Nigerian rapper, singer, and composer from Lagos who lived from 8 June 1996 to 12 September 2023. Before leaving the label in 2022, he was formerly signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Records and was a Marlian record label artist.
His most well-known songs were “Ponmo, Feel Good” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” (You Will Always Be Remembered), both of which he co-wrote with Rexxie and which received three nominations for The Headies awards in 2022.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, MohBad launched his debut album, Light, as a follow-up to his widely popular single “Ponmo,” which featured Naira Marley and Lil Kesh.
MohBad received five nominations for the 2021 Beatz Awards. MohBad was one of the top 21 Afrobeat performers of 2021, according to Audiomack. In 2022, he issued Peace. His peak on the TurnTable charts was in the top 50 in 2021 and the top 100 in 2022.
Peace record also reached the top spot on the Nigerian Apple Music Chart.