Nigerian singer, Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has announced an online event to mark his ‘Marlian Day’.
The president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”, made this announcement in a statement released on Monday.
According to the statement, the e-concert themed ‘Gidi Fest’, is the first of its kind for the artiste during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The statement read: “Marlian Day celebrates our liberty and our resilience through the daily challenges we face in Nigeria and most recently during the COVID-19 crisis,” the statement read.
“Most especially the heroic front line workers making personal sacrifices daily on behalf of Nigeria and humanity.
“Naira Marley shows an early indication of the festival’s London-Lagos connection and there is a natural synergy between his fans, Marlians and The Gidi Tribe.
“They are the new African generation who refuse to take no for an answer and are challenging the status quo to uplift themselves and push forward.
“His adaptability, controversial lyrics, and autonomy has made him one of the most sought-after artists in Africa.”