It is no longer news that Nigerian rave artiste, Naira Marley influenced the music airwaves in 2019. His controversial emergence instigated the infamous sect identified as Marlians.
The Marlian movement is coined from Marley’s pseudonym following the release of his hit single ‘Soapy‘ in 2019. The progenitor of the sect, Marley mentioned some bewildering characteristics of becoming a member of the clan. Via his lewd lyrics, he has promoted sexual and promiscuous lifestyle.
Equally important, Naira Marley’s nonchalant, confrontational and anti-establishment ideologies have enthralled numerous youths in the society. Under the ‘No Mannaz’ mantra, a Marlian is not allowed to wear a belt; either the trouser falls off or not. A man must possess a nonchalant attitude towards the norm.
In recent reports, a Nigerian parent has narrated how female students of a school were suspended for forming a Marlian cult.
According to reports, a student was caught with her underwear in her school bag. Upon investigation, it was discovered that she wasn’t wearing any underwear, even though she left home wearing pants. When asked, she confessed to being a member of a Marlian cult in school.
She further revealed that part of their cult’s rules is to go pantless on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
After being punished, the student named other students who belong to the cult and they were all suspended. One of those suspended is the daughter of a deaconess and an elder in the church.
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The post has since instigated a debate on social media.