Naira Marley talked about his fluency in Yoruba despite growing in the UK
Azeez Fashola, a Nigerian singer better known by his stage name Naira Marley, has revealed that growing up, his father forbade him from speaking English.
In an interview with Cool FM, he stated that his father was adamant about him speaking Yoruba in order to keep him connected to his roots and local dialect.
His father reared him in London, emphasizing the significance of preserving his Yoruba cultural background and language, according to him.
Marley’s impeccable Yoruba-speaking abilities, which he skilfully incorporates into his songs, are a result of his father’s strict upbringing.
Notably, he released a song called “Aye,” which was entirely in Yoruba, demonstrating his devotion to promoting his cultural identity through artistic expression.