In a Facebook post, Ejimofor said he drove the singer for two days and got to know him personally.
The account of a remarkable 2019 encounter between native Nigerian, Mazi Ejimofor Opara, and the controversial musician, Naira Marley, has been generously shared with us. Photo Credit: Mazi Ejimofor Opara
The spotlight has firmly turned towards internationally known Naira Marley in recent times, with a wave of criticism washing over him following the tragic passing of singer Mohbad. The late artist was once a part of Marley’s music label, Marlian Records.
Ejimofor said Naira Marley had a hideous appearance
Attaching a photo he took with the singer, Ejimofor described him as a slow poison. He added that Marley’s songs shouldn’t even make the playlist of sane minds and claimed the singer had a hideous appearance. He wrote:
“I met Naira Marley for the first in December 2019. I chauffeurred him personally and experienced him closely for two straight days.
“If I were asked to define him in two words I would simply say, “slow poison”. Dude, in my estimation, deserved a place in the rehab. If we didn’t find ourselves at this time in musical history where lyrical lewdness is the fad, I don’t think his songs deserve any place on the Playlist of the sane-minded. His appearance is hideous — if you talk so much about this my Gen Z folks would accuse you of profiling.
“But, if you asked me, I would tell you that there is a lot about and in the way we look or present ourselves. The next class of musical brigands soon to be discovered by the Nigerian public would be Burna Boy and, you many not agree with me, Davido. This may sound prophetic but I bet it will surely manifest unless they quit “hard dru.gs” and “juvenile hideous fraternities”.
“I wouldn’t say more. Where are my Marlians?”
Mazi Ejimofor Opara’s post stirs reactions
Ude Uzochukwu said:
“But I love the title “First time in America”. As for other features of his person, I cannot say because I haven’t met him but for you, the testimonies are primary source so I cannot counter.
“All the same, I pray the proliferation of hard dr.ugs is seriously look into.”
Obika James Abuchi said:
“The guy is ev!l, his end has come.”
Okonkwo Samuel said:
“I need a simple answer to this my question, what’s this guy sin please? Because I hate joining issue I have no crew about, what did he do, was he the one that killed Mhobad?”
Mbadugha Valentine said:
“Marlians !!!! His music caused harm to the society than good. Many young people changed the way they think, act and dress just because of one man.”
Ikechukwu Ikechukwu said:
“I don’t play his song,,,my brother you need to visit a doctor after staying with him.”