Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley, has reportedly revealed that he is married to two women and has four kids who are all British citizens.
According to PUNCH, Marley said this in his statement on oath which he gave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), while in custody.
In the suit filed before the federal high court in Lagos, the EFCC is using section 33 (2) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act to prosecute the upcoming singer.
The artiste, however, insisted that he is not a criminal and has no idea what the commission found on his laptop.
“My name is Azeez Fashola. I am married to two wives and I have four kids. They are all British citizens staying in the United Kingdom,” the 28-year-old singer wrote.
“I studied in the United Kingdom, started studying at Porlock Hall, then I moved to Walworth School where I received my GCSE.
“My results for my GCSE are English (C), Maths (B) and Science (C).
“I left Walworth School with my qualification and went further to study at Peckham Academy, where I got distinction in Business.
“Then, I went further to study at Crossways College where I finished my Business Law; but I had kids at that time, so I took a break and started making music till date.”
Marley also said he had no idea what was on the laptop since it was given to him by one of his friends to upload videos on YouTube.
“I started making music in 2014 individually (sic), but now I’m signed to Marathon, a United Kingdom-based record label,” he said.
“I had a deal with Coca-Cola for my song, Issa Goal, in which I featured Olamide and Lil Kesh.
“I also had deals with Nike to participate in the Nigerian sportswear (sic).
“I’m in possession of a MacBook laptop, which I borrowed from a friend named Yad Isril in England, because while returning to Nigeria, I knew I was going to need a laptop to upload my music videos on YouTube and also to keep my exclusive songs.
“I’m in possession of the laptop but I have no idea what is on it apart from my music videos.
“He owns the butcher’s and an electronics shop in England. He is a British citizen, though his family is from Iraq.
“I don’t have a personal laptop at the moment because I don’t need it.
“My management team handles everything I need to do on the laptop. I only use my iPhone X for everything I do,”
Prior to his arraignment, the judge adjourned until May 30 for the hearing of his bail application, adding that he should be remanded till the next hearing.
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