When Naira Marley thrust himself into the mainstream last year with his impressive run of hits songs; “Illuminati”, “Am I A Yahoo Boy”, “Opotoyi (Marlians)” and “Soapy”, we knew the game was about to be changed. While we were all entranced by the back to back hits, he was busy cementing his position as the president of the Marlians, who are currently revolutionising stan culture in afropop. Last week, he dropped his first single since his 2019 EP, Lord Of Lamba, and to keep us interested has now released the video for “Aye”.
Danielle Mbonu made her directorial debut with the new video, which starts off with shots of Naira Marley driving around in a convertible ride, living lavish. We also see shots of skaters and dancers mirroring the lyrics Naira performs in Yoruba, “Aye Yi O Le(Life Isn’t Hard)/ Aye Lo Mu Aye Le(People Make Life Hard)”. At the end of the video, Rexxie’s street-hop beat is right at home in the party scene, where we see street-hop tastemakers such as Rexxie himself, Davido, Snoop Savage, Pocolee and others enjoying their drinks, and partying with no worries like the song instructs us to.
Watch the video for Naira Marley’s “Aye” below.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Naira Marley
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