List of All Artists Signed By Marlian Records (Updated)


Nowadays, it’s difficult to be signed by a record label, and many young musicians fail because no one will help them develop and support their musical careers.

Thankfully, Naira Marley, the CEO of Marlian Music, has made it possible for budding artists to sign with his record label.

But with the recent controversy surrounding the passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, one of its former artists, the status of the record company is still unknown as accusatory fingers were pointed at Naira Marley, among others.

The explanations are plausible. Prior to his abrupt exit from Marlian Records in 2022, MohBad was previously signed to Naira Marley’s label.

Artists Signed to Marlian Music Record Label

Below are artists currently signed to Marlian Records:

1. Naira Marley

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, is the founder of the Marlian Records label. He doubles as the CEO and artist in Marlian Records. He announced the founding of the record label on December 30, 2019, during his Marlian Fest concert at Eko Hotel and Suite, Lagos State. On the same night, he announced that he had signed four artists – Zinoleesky, Cblack, Mohbad, and Fabian Blu – to the record label.

2. Zinoleesky

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

Oniyide Azeez, popularly known as Zinoleesky, was one of the four artists that first signed with Marlian Music in December 2019. He is also the fastest rising artist in the label. Zinoleesky, 27, grew in popularity after he released smash hit songs such as ‘Mapariwo’, ‘Kilofeshe’, ‘Naira Marley’, and ‘Gone Far’. In one of his interviews, he revealed that Naira Marley himself offered him to join Marlian Music, and he accepted the offer ‘immediately’.

3. Lyta

Babatunde Rahim, popularly known as Lyta, is a Nigerian singer who signed with Marlian Records in 2020 after he left YBNL (Rapper Olamide’s record label) in 2018 under controversial circumstances.

4. Emo Grae

Emo Grae is a singer-songwriter who has released songs like “0903” and “Gone.” Emo Grae joined Marlians Records in 2020.

5. CBlack

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

CBlack, whose real name is Olamilekan Kazeem Kudus, was signed to Marlian Music the same night with Zinoleesky, in December 2019. He featured on ‘Tingasa’ off Naira Marley’s Lamba EP. Still signed to Marlian Music, CBlack has released songs such as ‘Belinda’, ‘Opor Yeh’, and ‘Shade’. In November 2022, Mohbad name-dropped him, alongside Zinoleesky and Naira Marley, in his diss track for Marlian Records.

6. Fabian Blu

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

Inim Fabian, also known as Fabian Blu, hails from Akwa Ibom State. He was among the four members that got signed to Marlian Music in 2019. Some months after his signing, Fabian Blu, 25, called out Marlian Music on social media for not promoting him as much as they were promoting his label mate Zinoleesky.

Whether he exited the label or not is unknown to the public because neither Fabian nor Marlian Music confirmed any contract termination. ‘Sisi Nene’ remains Fabian’s most popular song till date.

Artists Signed By Marlian Records
L-R: Fabian Blu, Naira Marley, Zinoleesky, and CBlack signing contracts

7. Tori Keeche

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

On August 23, 2020, Tori Keeche was announced as the first female artist signed to Marlian Music. Shortly after being unveiled, her first official single titled ‘Yoga’, featuring Naira Marley, was released.

8. Vusic

Artists Signed By Marlian Records

Naira Marley took to his official social media handles on June 6, 2023 to announce the signing of his latest artist Vusic. He did the unveiling via a video which he posted on his social media platforms on Tuesday.

9. Mohbad

Before he died, Mohbad left Marlian Records. The artiste accused the record label of refusing to pay him his royalties from monetized intellectual content and advances as mutually agreed since 2019. Here is everything to know about their dispute and why he left the label.

READ MORE: Why Mohbad left Marlian Records – Everything to know

FAQ About Marlian Records

What Is Marlian Records ?

Marlian Records is a Nigerian record label owned by popular Nigerian street-hop artist Naira Marley. It was established in December 2019 and, over the years, has grown to become a home to several other artists.

Since its founding, Marlian Records, also known as Marlian Music, has continued to sign artists and some members have left the label. Former members of the label include Lyta and Mohbad, who left the label recently.


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