The Meaning of Marlian in Nigeria

An average Nigeria who spends time on social media must have come across the name ‘Marlian’. Not like the word in itself is new but as far as Nigeria is concerned, the word has been on the increase to mean something different, more importantly, since the rise of popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

So what is the meaning of the name ‘Marlian’? Who does it refer to and what does it represent? Find out and more in this post.

The Meaning of Marlian in Nigeria

Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley) Biography & Net Worth

A Marlian refers to a staunch follower of controversial musician and singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley. A Marlian shares the ideology and beliefs of Naira Marley and is expected not to care or give a hoot about pleasing the public but must stick to their guns and must be controversial.

Already, the word ‘Marlian’ is fast becoming a movement of the people who share Naira Marley’s philosophies and beliefs. Marlians are also known as ‘No Belt Gangs’ (NBG)

Although there are claims that the original ‘Marlian’ means a gift from God but it definitely means something different with Naira Marley and his followers. So if you are a Marlian, it means you are a follower of Naira Marley and believe in his beliefs, philosophies, and views.

You are a Marlian if you:

  • Are a huge follower of Naira Marley.
  • If you do Indian Hemp (also known as Marijuana) – Igbolabi, meaning ‘we gave birth to weed’ (referring to you as a child, from a parent’s perspective.
  • You don’t have an issue with drugs.
  • Are not only a follower of Naira Marley but as share his philosophies.
  • Don’t care about what people think or say so long it makes you happy.
  • Believe that cybercrimes or ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ aren’t ‘all that bad’.
  • Don’t have an issue with being controversial.
  • Love being controversial or love controversial lifestyles.
  • Don’t wear a belt. (Marlians are also known as ‘No Belt Gangs’ (NBG))
  • Believe you shouldn’t graduate from the university; you have to drop out (for undergraduates).
  • Don’t wear pants (for females) and boxers (for males).

Click here to read Naira Marley’s Biography, Controversies, and Net Worth.

The Truth about Naira Marley & Marlians

Naira Marley does not necessarily encourage some of the vices that Marlians stand for or represent in his songs. While it can’t be argued that he is controversial, his staunch followers have hidden under the aegis of the ‘movement’ to push certain agenda not preached by Marley.

We would love to hear your comment below about what you think Marlians represent!


  • marlians,mafia this means group of criminal association.

  • Any human being who refers to himself or herself as a marlian needs to have his or head examined!

    Stupid mofos that are not in any way beneficial to the society.

  • Thunder fire any useless pesin that call himself Marlian.

  • Honestly, Naira Marley and any so-called Marlian should be arrested. What he preaches is dangerous. I have three daughters and they can’t stop claiming they are MARLIANS!

    Raising kids in Nigeria is so difficult now.

  • Perry marley{MARLIAN} says:

    Wow can’t stop loving dat word {MARLIANS}MARLIANS STEP FORWARD PLS D Rest should fuck off………OYA MAKE UNA INSULT UNA GRANDFATHER!

    • May God have mercy on this generation! And may God punish Naira Marley and his so called followers! If y’all don’t repent and go back to what is Right, God will bring His judgment in all of you for misleading the young ones.

  • Good day all. I think it is important we know more about marlian group.
    1. What is the beliefs of marlians
    2. How can we identify them?
    3. What is there dress code?
    4. Of what benefits is the group to the society? And to the members themselves?
    I want Perry to throw more light into this issue. Any onehow has more detail should pls funiched with more info in

  • Marlian come forward the rest fuvk off💕💦💦🔞

  • Emmanuel.o says:

    There is hell fire ooh if you don’t surrender your life to Christ and do what is right you will have yourself to blame.
    If you don’t know, know now there are men and women who are on their way to hell and want to drag along you better say no to evil and the devil and follow what is right do not allow them to blindfold you with this worldly things beware marlians.
    Do not indulge in what will make the beast of darkness drag you into hell it is forever and ever no marlians no being will save you cos it only in this world you have opportunity to do things that will take you to heaven or hell……again beware marlians.

  • Leoman L07 says:

    The Truth is better i just wana be happy that’s all i want #Kush mood…Soon Naira we got smoke together

  • Sorry i noted something up there
    Marlian is a life we can decide to choose
    To me been a marlian is the best thing
    So if u aren’t a marlian with reason pls fuck off
    And yahoo is the best job for a student like me
    My grand father suffering will not be in vain

  • Proudly a marlian💁
    #No MannerS👌

  • People need to worry about your own soul. Live and let live. Place in so called hell for the judgemental too. Raise your kids right, it is not other people’s job.

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