Road To The #NorthoriousPodcast (EP. 1): Naira Marley The Scapegoat For Cybercrime & International Record Deals

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On the first episode of the Northorious Podcast, Ruffee, Razaq, Nuelnonny, and their guest, JennieDan discuss Naira Marley’s stance on cybercrime and his fate with the EFCC. 

They also share their thoughts on international deals with a focus on Tiwa Savage’s new deal with Universal Music Group (UMG), and a short analysis of Boogey and PayBac’s collaborative album titled “Alternate Ending”. 

The podcast was recorded on Sunday and a lot has changed with regards to Naira Marley and Zlatan’s case with the EFCC. As at the time of this recording, the anti-graft agency hadn’t released Zlatan and others. 

Following the turn of events, the EFCC has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against the embattled musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.

Other issues discussed are – The Police raid on nightclubs in Abuja and a general background of the idea the birthed the podcast. 

Listen below.

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About The Northorious Podcast

The Northorious podcast was created by some innovative minds from Northern Nigeria with the sole aim of showcasing the region’s talent – of the best that is said and thought to use Matthew Arnold’s words; demystifying stereotypical notions and misconceptions held about the region and its people, as well as reasserting what has been left out of mainstream discourses. In a sentence, it is meant to put the region on the radar of both contemporary pulse and thought.

Though some of its key founders are not indigenous to the region, they have spent their whole lives experiencing its socioeconomic and political upheavals and have gained credible experiences to lend a voice to its transcending realities. 

One of the cardinal projections of the podcast is to disambiguate the misconstrued notions portrayed about the region and its people. It is from this perspective that views, opinions, findings across disciplines including, but not restricted to music, sports, politics, fashion/ entertainment and lifestyle will be expatiated and shared with new and varied insights. 
It is believed that by so doing; a positive consciousness will be stimulated about the region and Nigerians from other regions and people across the globe will come to celebrate the sociopolitical and ethno-religious pluralism of the North as a binding force for achieving rainbow unity and progress, not as an appendage for crisis or apocalyptic violence. 

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