‘Naira Marley didn’t even give me 1 room in all the houses he built’ – Lil Smart on why he exited Marlian Music
Popular Nigerian dancer and former member of Marlian Music, Lil Smart has opened up on why he exited from the music band.
According to Lil Smart in a video that has gone viral, he was heard saying that the music band did not appreciate him and did nothing for him. He however emphasized that although he still loves Naira Maley, he had to leave because he was still going to be disrespected if he hadn’t left.
“I was with Marlian Music, they weren’t appreciating me, they weren’t doing anything. I won’t say because I love Naira, let me not lie to you, I’ve got big love for Naira. I like Naira like say I like woman. But what I’m saying is that I wasn’t appreciated and if it continued that way, they were going to keep downgrading me. I left, I didn’t even go there for them to pay me though, but at least appreciation is good.”
Recounting how Marlian Music started, Lil Smart disclosed that they used to have just 1 duplex where all 15 of them used to stay together. However, when Naira Marley started having money and building houses, he never gave him a room to himself but was still sleeping on couches and squatting at people’s houses.
“I know how we started. Everybody started from one duplex, like the whole Marlian Music, we dey stay one duplex together, we be like 15 for one duplex, that’s how we started and now he is building estates, he is building houses and he can’t even say ‘Smart take one room and stay’. I slept on the chair, I squatted around for four years, I saw that and I left, that’s leading by example.”