Naira Marley attempts to appropriate activist image with the mournful ‘Why’

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Barely two months ago, Naira Marley was prominent on everybody’s radar because of his unfortunate and ill thought out affiliation with Fraudsters in Nigeria, actions that landed him in the black book of Nigeria’s financial crimes agency, EFCC. Since his brief incarceration, it’s been nothing but radio silence from him which along with his detention. That came to an end yesterday in form of a whiney single titled Why, released perhaps in a bid to appropriate the imagery of an activist and vent his frustrations.
The Oluwajbeats track which must have been pre recorded before his stint in prison finds the London based musician questioning the intentions of those around him on a soundscape of snares and soft keys that contradict the mournful tone of the song and Naira Marley’s displaced flow. Earlier this year, Naira Marley detailed his plans for his life throughout the year on the Lil Kesh shared single, Royal Rumble which in comparison to his life now, can be tagged as wishful thinking.
Listen to Why here.


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