Naira Marley, the renowned Nigerian pop singer responsible for hits like “Soapy” and “Mafo,” has taken a significant step in his career.
He has been appointed as the latest ambassador for the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) campaign by the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
This move aims to utilize his influential platform and vast fan base to raise awareness about the perils of drug and alcohol abuse in Nigeria.
By leveraging his popularity, the NDLEA aims to reach a wider audience and make substantial progress in addressing this pressing societal concern.
Naira Marley’s Impactful Role and Controversies
Born Azeez Adeshina Fashola, Naira Marley has a history of engaging with Nigerian authorities.
Upon releasing his hit track “Am I A Yahoo Boy” in 2019, he was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the same day.
Shortly after his release from jail, he unveiled “Soapy,” a song discussing the sexual behavior of convicts.
These provocative compositions, along with Naira Marley’s public image, have sparked debates about the limits of artistic expression and music’s influence on society.
Despite the controversies, he has garnered a dedicated fan base drawn to his distinctive style and unapologetic artistic approach.
A New Phase: Naira Marley Supports NDLEA
As of August 17, 2023, Naira Marley is now in compliance with the law.
He has taken a stand in support of the War Against Drug Abuse campaign and was warmly received by the chairman of NDLEA.
The spokesperson for the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) confirmed this development on their official profile.
The agency’s official page also carried the news.
It was announced that Naira Marley’s partnership with NDLEA is aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of drug abuse, particularly among the youth of Nigeria.
The agency is hopeful that his involvement will inspire more individuals to actively combat drug abuse and contribute to a drug-free society.
A Musical Message and Pledge to Combat Drug Abuse
Naira Marley’s commitment to the cause goes beyond his ambassadorial role.
He plans to release a new song dedicated to supporting the WADA campaign, emphasizing his dedication to raising awareness about drug abuse.
In a video message, he urges both his followers and fellow Nigerians to refrain from the abuse of drugs and other harmful substances.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn