Monday, December 11, 2023

“I Could’ve Been A Footballer, I Used To Play For Arsenal” – Naira Marley

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Naira Marley, a singer, songwriter, and record producer has revealed that he could have been a footballer and not a musician.

The artiste recounted how he used to play for the Arsenal youth, Millwall, and Charlton teams while growing up in London, England, adding that he could have been a footballer instead.

Naira claimed that his upbringing led him to adopt Nigerian culture wherever he could. He was describing his early years in the UK before moving back to his country.

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In a Lagos interview with Cool FM Nigeria, the artist talked about how his father influenced the development of his Yoruba language when he was a young child.

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He said, “What made it easy for me (to blend with Nigerian street music) is that I grew up in South-East London, Peckham to be precise. That is like small Lagos, you know what I mean?

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“And all my life in England, my dad banned speaking English in the house. So, we had to speak Yoruba and all these Yoruba stuff. I still listen to Fuji. We eat African foods. Even though I’m in England, it was like I’m still in Nigeria. Yeah, it was easy for me. When I came back (to Nigeria), people didn’t really know I came from London.

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