Controversial Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley’s name is practically synonymous with trouble as the singer is in fresh trouble as Child Right Advocates in Lagos State had risen against him.
According to them, the manner at which the Children are being corrupted by the artiste is worrisome.
They maintained that the artist may need to face sanction if not tread with caution, especially as innocent children are being polluted with his different campaigns.
“Currently, there is a real madness going on among the Nigerian Youths all over the country now. The followers of a musician called Naira Marely are spreading like wildfire. All concerned stakeholders especially parents, please, be careful and get conscious of this trend and movement. Many high school students and undergraduates are the chief followers of this guy. They call themselves Marlians.
“Watch over your children and wards. The self acclaimed female Marlians don’t wear underwears including bra. Males among them wear trousers to half of their buttocks and use no belt any longer.They said.
“Marlians don’t have manners and don’t give a damn”. They smoke India hemp and other banned substances freely, without caution.
“Monitor your children and wards. The manners and anthems are getting beyond our thoughts and are very ferocious. It’s high time we got hold of it before our future is taken away from us.
As parents, we owe our children that duty of care and moral directional guides in the way of the Lord”, A Child advocate, Mrs Racheal lamented.
The coordinator of Child protection Network in Shomolu, Lagos, Comrade Toyin Okalawon, said,
“there will be a move to counter the negative influence of the musician on the youths and children. We will also reach out to him to be cautious because he’s a role model. We cannot fold our arms watching him polluting the children in our society.”
A man identified as Adebiyi Olajide-Mackson allegedly claimed his daughter was suspended in her school alongside other female students for being members of the cult.
He wrote on Facebook:
“Another deadly virus in the society, being a Marlian!!! Did Naira Marley initiate anyone into a cult?
I am just coming from my daughter’s school right now. Their principal called me around 9 am this morning to report to school over an emergency. I panicked and drove over only to be told that my 15-year-old daughter and most of the girls from her class and other senior secondary classes are to be suspended for being members of a female secret cult. They were about 25-30 girls all kneeling down with their hands up.
I was shocked and I asked for further explanation’s and the headteacher said that a teacher who was disciplining late comers found out that one of the girls had her pant inside her school bag and on further investigation, it was discovered that she wasn’t wearing any on her waist.
When she was flogged and interrogated further to know why and how she was not wearing her pant, she confessed that she was a member of the Marlians cult in school and that part of their rules was that they must not wear pant to school on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. I was shocked. The headteacher told me that she was flogged some more until she mentioned all their members from SS1 – SS3 and unfortunately, my daughter who is a born again child of Zion was involved. Laila, the devil has succeeded and my daughter has entered cult.
I was handed her letter of 2 weeks suspension and shame nearly killed me. The daughter of an elder and deaconess, I battled hard to hold my tears, I had to bring her home right and God in heaven knows that I will beat that Marlians cult out of her today and her father will finish the work when he comes home this night.
I won’t spare her else the devil wins. The bible was clear on the issue of sparing the rod. I have never subscribed to flogging but I have just given up. I checked her vagina and her hymen is still intact so I don’t understand why she has to leave the house wearing pant only to remove it on getting to school cos Initially I was afraid that she may have been violated or maybe having sex with the cult members or something like that.
I honestly don’t understand why this girl has decided to disgrace our family like this. Worse is that children of some of our church member also attend the same school and witness the show of shame.
I banned Naira Marley song or cloths in my house little did I know that his cult has also gone into schools to defile our young ones. I rather die than have a child of mine become a reproach to the kingdom of God.