Naira Marley reveals tracklisting and cover artwork for his upcoming album, ‘God’s Timing’s The Best’, releasing on May 30th.
With over 12 million combined social media followers and 300 million streams across DSPs and YouTube, Lagos-via-Peckham superstar Naira Marley is Nigeria’s most notorious Afrobeats and Hip-Hop artist who has single-handedly created one of the largest cult followings in the world – a community affectionately termed the “Marlians”.
The pioneer of AfroBashment, Naira's 2014 debut track "Marry Juana" was the first to fuse the slang and accent of his birth city of Lagos with the floor-filling rhythms of Jamaican Bashment – all delivered with the charismatic road swagger of his adopted hometown of Peckham, South London.
The last two years have proven the President of the Marlian Nation is on the road to stardom.
He’s given electrifying performances at WizKid’s StarBoy Fest @ London’s O2 Arena, formed his own immensely successful Marlian Music label, headlined his massive Marlian Fests drawing in upwards of 30,000 fans, skyrocketed from 100k to 6 million Instagram followers, and released a series of local chart-topping hits including "Am I A Yahoo Boy" — the infamous satirical track about fraud that saw Naira jailed by the Nigerian government in 2019.
Gearing up to release his long-awaited debut album ‘God’s Timing’s The Best’ on May 30th (“Marlian Day”), Naira has assembled a roster of exceptional talent including South African poet and songwriter Busiswa, Jamaica’s Jada Kingdom, French rap star MHD, and Marlian Music artists Zinoleesky and Mohbad to craft a 14-track classic set featuring production by Rexxie, AYK, Niphkeys, Diquenza, and Leo Beats.
Inspired by the success of his first US tour in December 2021, "First Time In America" gives the Marlians a taste of what to expect from his dynamic debut album and continues his ascent across the globe.
On the explosive standout “Coming”, which has surpassed 20 million streams globally, Marley joined forces with South African singer Busiswa.
Kicking off 2022, Marley debuted the visual for his festive Detty December jam, "Kojosese", following a viral TikTok challenge that saw 20 million views.
Marley's sound has eschewed the saccharine commerciality of the Nigerian AfroPop mainstream, proving that hit records can still be unpredictable, wild affairs.
Get ready for Naira's upcoming debut album, ‘God’s Timing’s The Best’, that will tap into different dance sounds from across the globe.
‘God’s Timing’s The Best’ Tracklisting:
- Jo Dada
- Happy featuring Mayorkun
- O’dun featuring Zinoleesky
- No Panties featuring Jada Kingdom
- Montego Bay
- Melanin featuring Lil Kesh
- Drink Alcohol Like It’s Water featuring Chivv & Diquenza
- Excuse Moi featuring MHD
- Modinat Kai
- Owo featuring Mohbad
- First Time In America
- Coming featuring Busiswa