All hell broke loose after some fans of Naira Marley, Nigerian street singer, resorted to jumping the fence to avoid purchasing tickets at the recently held ‘Marlian Fest’.

Marley, whose recent career strides have been trailed by series of controversies, on Monday night, staged his much-anticipated Lagos show at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island.

But what was supposed to be a night of chills and thrills deteriorated into a crackdown after a group of fans started climbing the fence to gain entrance into the premises without tickets.

In the clips and pictures shared on social media, security operatives can be seen arresting some fans believed to have committed the offense while parading some others into a nearby van.

A user also drew the attention of the singer to the treatment some of his fans were going through.

“Please @officialnairam1#MarlianFest #MarlianFestOutfit @officialnairam1 please they are really harassing us here please help retweet Marlians we are locked up in the black vehicle here since please @officialnairam1 say something here please am a truly Marlians God no go shame you,” the user wrote accompanied by a video.

Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola, has amassed a deluge of diehard fans comprising of both old and young who parade themselves as ‘Marlians’.

He has also been in a legal battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ever since he was arrested for his controversial 2019 track and social media comments alleged to have upheld cybercrime.

In addition to the 11-count charges of “conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards, and fraud” on him, the EFCC had said it retrieved more evidence against the singer after a forensic probe on his belongings.

The 25-year-old singer rode to stardom on the back of the controversy and was recently alleged to have been involved in car theft.

He recently released the much-anticipated visuals to ‘Tesumole’, a track off his recent EP entitled Lord of Lamba.

Meanwhile, here is what some Nigerians had to say:



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