Fans were not having it when a Twitter user, @yettyclassy declared Nigerian singer, Naira Marley as a negative influence. Although a few agreed with her, some countered her statement explaining that most of the artistes sometimes have a negative influence.
“No matter how much we wanna deny it, Naira Marley is a negative influence,” She tweeted.
No matter how much we wanna deny it, Naira Marley is a negative influence.
— Brown Sugar (@yettyclassy) August 22, 2019
Someone also compared him to American rappers who sing similar lyrics as him but aren’t criticized for it.
Well, all musicians are on this table , cardi can’t make a track without saying pu***y or d*ck , most foreign artist sing about drugs , murder, fraud and extortion but yet people still listen so don’t make it seem like NM is the problem
— LAST BORN (@xxsussxx) August 22, 2019
We all used to pretend to be too moral in this part of the world, but in our closet we r something else…
Use Naira Marley at d right time and he’s a +ve influence fr d purpose
— OTN WEARS (@Mr_Babszy) August 22, 2019
He is; but the moment his music bangs; we forget he is and we all “Jo soapy”
— C4PT4IN (@CAPT_Vincentt) August 22, 2019
So are chocolate bars, power bikes, skinny jeans and Africa Magic… so lets all calm down!
— Buki Azaria (@BukiAzaria) August 22, 2019
Let’s say you’re right!
He isn’t the only one doing that, my Q now is why make him a scapegoat instead of cancelling everybody
— Born Sinner ♠️ #SIXTIMES (@hesshoman) August 22, 2019
Naira Marley became quite controversial after he openly defended fraud and was later arrested for alleged credit card fraud by EFCC. He was however released after a few weeks and released a song that promoted masturbation which some labeled immoral.