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How To Get Signed To Zanku Records

How To Join Zanku Record Label

It is not a new incidence for music artistes to float their own labels. Several Nigerian music stars have successfully launched their record label shortly after departing from the company that groomed them. Some of the Nigerian music artistes that created their own record label after leaving their previous label include Wizkid, D’Banj, Harrysong, Davido, Wande Coal, and Ice Prince Zamani just to mention a few.

Bolanle crooner, Zlatan Ibile was previously signed to Alleluia Boys Entertainment but has now left the outfit to set up his own record label. Zlatan had a memorable year as he churned out club bangers and collaborated with other music artistes like Burna Boy, Davido, Chinko Ekun, and Naira Marley to produce hit songs.

On January 1st, 2020, Zlatan announced the establishment of his entertainment company/record label, ‘Zanku Records’. Zlatan’s move to create his own music group was done shortly after Naira Marley launched his own record label, Marlian Music.

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Initially, he didn’t unveil any signing except for his pet, “Astalavi The Dog”. On Zlatan’s 25th birthday (dated February 11, 2020), the artiste subtly hinted that his label has 7 artistes along with his music manager, music producer, PR consultant, and video director.  However, we can authoritatively confirm that Zanku Records has three artistes namely, Papisnoop, JamoPyper and Oberz.

Despite having four artistes on its roster, Zanku Records seem to be on the lookout for music artistes to sign. In this post, you will learn how to join Zanku Records.

READ MORE: How To Join Marlian Records

How To Join Zanku Records

How Can I Get Signed To Zanku Records

In this section, we will provide you with what you need to do to get signed to Zanku Records.

1. Make Good Songs

The secret to making it to the limelight as a musician is by crafting good songs.  Most musicians claim to be highly talented in making songs, but their songs are wack and unsuitable for public consumption. To make a hit song in Nigeria, you must get a catchy phrase as the song title, get a good sound engineer or music producer to make the song.

The song must be properly mixed and mastered after you must have done your recording. You should not be complacent in making one song, make more songs and collaborate with other music artistes. Doing this will immensely grow your music career.

2. Promote Your Songs

After making a good song, many artistes kill the song by keeping it on their phones, playing it on their sound system or sharing it with their friends only. Promoting your songs help you win more fans, it also gives you connections to record label executives, managers and personalities in the music industry.

Without a doubt, music promotion is expensive. Many artistes do not have the funds to promote their songs on radio stations, television stations, online websites and digital music platforms. If you lack funds to promote your music, you can consider selling your music on digital music platforms like iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Spotify, Spinlet, Apple Music, Shazam etc. Some entertainment and news websites may charge you some fee to upload and promote your music on their website.

If you have a reasonable budget, you can consider hiring a PR agency or consultant to help you promote your music. Thanks to social media, any music artiste can freely promote their songs online. Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok and Twitter are helpful for online promotion. Moreover, you can also consider creating a YouTube channel to upload your music videos.

3. Feature Zanku Records Artistes

How To Get Signed To Zanku Records

You can get the attention of Zlatan if you feature or collaborate with any of the artistes in Zanku Records. Supposing you want to make an Afropop single, you can collaborate with Oberz or JamoPyper. If you are conversant with the aforementioned artistes, you can talk to them to recommend you to their CEO to sign.

You may not get signed immediately, but eventually, you will get signed if Zlatan likes your sound or if there’s an available slot in the label for you to fit in.

4. Contact Zlatan Ibile

Lastly, another thing that you should do to join Zanku records is to contact Zlatan, the owner of the label. Most artistes contact Zlatan through his social media handles by sending a tweet or Direct Message (DM). Certainly, Zlatan Ibile receives lots of messages from his fans & followers, and he may not read yours. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t deter your aspirations, keep trying till you get his attention.

How To Join Zanku Records

Contacting Zlatan will be a challenge for people who do not have his direct phone number or email. However, anyone can reach out to Zlatan by first contacting his management or the artistes on his roster.

Contact Zlatan’s manager by mail or telephone, talk your way into telling him how talented you are and why you want to be on Zanku Records. You must understand that Zanku records receive lots of messages from upcoming music artistes who want to join the label.

Therefore, try to make an impression by sending your demo or songs for listening. If you are considered, they may invite you to their studio to sign a recording contract or make music together.

Conclusion

Getting signed to Zanku Records will be a dream for many music artistes, however, not every musician will get signed to Zanku Records. One of the major benefits of becoming a member of Zanku Records is that you get a recording contract, an official car and an apartment. You also get featured in Zlatan songs and videos as well as shoot top-notch music video production for your songs.

Also, the celebrity status of Zlatan can help your career by helping you collaborate with A-List music stars. For instance, JamoPyper has a new song with DMW artiste, Mayorkun and the song is doing well on the music charts.

Do you believe in your dreams? Do you want to get signed to Zanku records? Without a doubt, implementing the tips in this post can help you secure a record deal with Zanku records. Congratulations in advance. If you found this helpful, leave a comment and share this post.

How To Join Naira Marley’s Record Label, Marlian Music

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It’s no more news that Naira Marley has floated his own record label, Marlian Music. Getting signed by a record label these days is tough, a lot of young talents perish because there’s no one to groom and sponsor their music careers.

Fortunately, the CEO of Marlian Music, Naira Marley has opened the door for young and upcoming musicians to join his record label. Irrespective of your religion and style of music, you can join the Marlian Record and actualize your dreams of becoming a music star. In this post, I will show you the steps and things that you need to do to get signed to Marlian Music.

How To Join Marlian Records

Naira Marley announced the launch of his record label, Marlian Records on December 30th 2019, during the maiden edition of his music concert, ‘Marlian Fest’ held in Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The announcement was welcomed by cheers and excitement from the audience, who were least expecting to hear the news.

Shortly after the announcement, Naira Marley unveiled four music artistes, MohBad, C-Blvck, Fabian Blu and Zinoleesky. The signing of four artistes in less than 24 hours after launch is a clear indication that Marlian Music is in for serious business. Naira Marley took the step further to sign three new acts, EMO Grae, Lyta and Tori Keeche, which makes it 7 artistes on the roster of his company. It is likely that Marlian Music Records will be signing more artistes in the long run.

How To Join Marlians Music

Lyta was formerly under YBNL but has now joined Marlians Records while Tori Keeche is the first female music artiste to be signed to Naira Marley’s record label. Are you interested in joining Marlian Records? Do you want to fulfil your dreams of becoming the next superstar? If yes, then the Marlian Records can help you.

READ MORE: How To Join Zanku Records

How To Join Marlian Records

1. Be Talented

A lot of people just want to become a music artiste simply because of the fame and the money. They are not interested in training themselves on vocal ability, technique, songwriting, dancing, and show performance.

Getting fame and money is quite good, but will you get there without good songs? You need good songs to get fans, to get featured by top artistes and blow. If your songs are not good enough, no one will listen to them – except you. Talent in this context doesn’t relate to vocal ability only, your ability to write hit songs also make you talented.

Some artistes are great at songwriting, give them a pen and paper and they will compose a club banger for you. If you are this type of artiste, you can get signed by Marlian Music. For instance, Peruzzi is highly talented in crafting hit songs, his talent and songwriting ability secured him a record deal at Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) records.

You should have songs that showcase your talent and musical prowess. Get a good recording studio, find your sound and start making good songs. It is also important that you find events and shows to perform and display your gift. You shouldn’t turn down shows even if they are free. Performing at shows gives you boldness, your stage performance can guarantee you a recording contract with a record label.

Skales for instance was discovered by Banky W in a show. Subsequently, he was signed to Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). While on shows, you can be connected to some big names in the industry. Luckily for you, you may bump into Naira Marley, Davido, Don Jazzy or any other record label executive in a show.

2. Have a Good Social Media Following

How To Join Marlian Music Record Label

As a musician, you need to be conscious and observant of your fanbase. Your fanbase is very important because it plays a part in helping you succeed in the industry. If your new song is loved by people, there is a tendency that people will share it, play it in their shops and on their phones and make it trend online.

The bottom line is for you to have a fanbase. If you don’t have one, then this is the right time for you to build one. Sharing your songs with your friends and few family members will not make you blow, or make your song popular. You can leverage today’s world where anyone can access the internet by creating social media handles to promote your songs.

Zinoleesky for instance became known on Instagram for his tongue-twisting raps in the Yoruba language. His social media popularity got him a record deal at Marlian Music. Also, Lil Frosh is another social media sensation who became popular for his vibrant rap skits on social media. It was Davido who signed Lil Frosh to DMW after watching some of his videos online.

Go to Twitter and Facebook or better still, Instagram,  sign up and create a befitting profile. Your stage name should make up your username or part of your username – this is done for identification purposes. In essence, your page must be brandable. If your stage name is Queen Sugar, you may consider using it as your username or profile name on social media.

Post the links to your songs and song graphic cover to your page, and ask your followers to repost or retweet. Support other music artistes, tag them, comment on their posts and repost their songs. Most importantly, you must be active and consistent to build a huge following on social media.

3. Your Style of Music

Style of music is another determinant that can get you signed to Marlian Records. Looking at the list of music artistes on Naira Marley’s record roster, virtually all artistes are Afropop artistes. The current singers on the label are Lyta, Zinoleesky, Fabian Blu, Tori Keeche and EMO Grae while the rappers are C Black and MohBad.

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Naira Marley and Tori Keeche

The style of these artistes are almost the same, they are Afropop hitmakers. You’ll hardly find any of them making gospel, jazz, RnB, or alternative music. Therefore, if you make street music, you stand a high chance of getting signed to Naira Marley record label.

However, if you do not compose street music, you can stay true to your genre. Surely, your effort and hard work will pay off in the long run. You can consider making a cover of any of Naira Marley’s popular songs like Mafo, Soapy, Am I A Yahoo Boy, Puta, Opotoyi.

Get the instrumental or ask your producer to make a remake of the beat, jump on the song and make a hit. Afterwards, you can consider sending the song to Naira Marley to listen to. Luckily for you, you can get signed if the music wins the hearts of the Marlian President.

Conclusion

There are many benefits that you’ll enjoy if you are signed to Marlian Records. First of all, you can get to feature A-List artistes in your songs and you can also get featured on Naira Marley’s songs, albums and projects. For instance, CBlack came to the limelight after he featured Naira Marley in ‘Ogologo’.

How To Join Marlian Music

Since ‘Marlian’ is a code name for all Naira Marley fans and followers, your songs are expected to reach a large number of people. Naira Marley is a popular figure in the Nigerian music industry, he has lots of followers on social media and many fans all over the world. He can use his influence to promote and hype your music so that you too can shine. This is the reason why the songs of Zinoleesky, CBlack, MohBad and Fabian Blu are doing well.

You’ll also have your songs produced by top producers like Rexxie, Killertunes, Sarz Young John, etc.  And your songs are expected to get airplay from the media. Getting signed to Marlian Music can be a dream come true if you get it right. We hope that this article has provided you with the information that you need to join Marlian Records. Don’t forget to comment and share this post!

Naira Marley Biography, Net Worth, Controversies and More

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Naira Marley is one of the popular Nigerian entertainers, so you must have probably heard about him before you saw this post. The controversial Nigerian music artiste has a large fanbase which he calls “Marlians”. Naira Marley (Azeez Fashola) is a rapper, dancer, stage performer, entertainer, singer and songwriter. In this post, you’ll find out facts about Naira Marley and other details such as his biography, net worth, age, songs, music career, family and more.

The Nigerian singer is a rave among Nigerian youths and secular music lovers. Since his arrest by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (E.F.C.C), Naira Marley has always been trending the news – specifically for wrong and negative reasons.

We’ll provide you with details about Naira Marley’s net worth and biography, including other details such as his history, childhood, date of birth, age, and contact.

Naira Marley Biography

Naira Marley contact number and email

REAL NAME Azeez Adeshina Fashola
STAGE NAME Naira Marley
CODE NAME Marlians
DATE OF BIRTH Friday, May 10th 1991
AGE 29 Years (2020)
PLACE OF BIRTH Agege, Lagos State
STATE OF ORIGIN Lagos State
RELIGION Islam
NATIONALITY British and Nigerian
PARENTS Mr and Mrs Fashola
OCCUPATION Rapper, Singer and Songwriter.
RECORD LABEL Marlian Records
GENRE Afropop, Gbese and Pangolo Music
NET WORTH Estimated at $500,000 (121,500,000)
INSTAGRAM @nairamarley
TWITTER @officialnairam1

Naira Marley was birthed to the family of Mr and Mrs Fashola on Friday, 10th of May 1991. He was raised in the Agege area of Lagos State in Nigeria. At the age of 11, he migrated to Peckham in the South London region of England where his dream of becoming a music star was conceived.

He has dual citizenship; he is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He was born in Lagos (Nigeria) and later moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11.

Naira Marley Educational Background

Upon his migration to England (UK), Naira Marley began his education at Porlock Hall. Subsequently, he moved to Walworth School where he acquired his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

Next, he furthered his education at Peckham Academy where he graduated with a degree in business. He went further to school at Crossways College (now known as Christ the King Sixth Form College) where he completed his education with a distinction in business law. One of the things that you did not know about Naira Marley is that he holds a Master’s Degree in business.

Naira Marley biography and net worth

Initially, his plan was to be a voice-over artiste and an MC, he helped his friends who were part of a music crew to harness their rap and music potentials by sponsoring their studio sessions.

Soon, he discovered his music potentials after jumping on a track made by his friends. According to Naira Marley, he paid the bills for studio recordings for his friends because he believed that there were gifted with musical talent. His friends made a song and there was still space left in the song for an artiste to voice. He didn’t plan to make a vocal record in the song because of his strong Nigerian accent, however, his British friends convinced him into jumping on the song.

Much to the surprise of everyone, he did a good job on the track, ‘Marry Juana’ featuring Max Twigz (who happened to be a member of the Cannabis Boyz). The song “Marry Juana” was released in 2014, it was a street banger in the UK.

‘Marry Juana’ is a song that is fused with dancehall rhythms and Nigerian pop music. The song enjoyed massive airplay in the British media and it is considered as the first ‘Afrobashment’ tune. Truly, ‘Marry Juana’ conceived the music career of Naira Marley.

After the release of Marry Juana, Naira Marley released his debut EP titled “Gotta Dance” in 2015. His professional career began in 2014 after jumping one of the songs made by his friends; this was how he began working on the possibility of becoming a music superstar.

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In December 2017, he burst into the limelight after the release of “Issa Goal” featuring Olamide and Lil Kesh, which became the official theme song to show solidarity and support for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their tournament outing appearance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

On Saturday, 16th June 2018, Naira Marley’s “Issa Goal Remix” was released and it featured music artistes such as Olamide, Lil Kesh, Simi, Falz and Slimcase. Issa Goal by Naira Marley turned out to be a fans favourite and it laid the foundation for him in the Nigerian music industryThe song was sponsored by beverage drink company, Coca-Cola.

Naira Marley is a versatile single who sings in his native Yoruba language, English Language and Pidgin English. His music genre is solely laid on the foundation of Hip-Hop music and Afrobeats.

How He Got The Name “NAIRA MARLEY”

Naira Marley draws his inspiration from the late Jamaican reggae sensation, Bob Marley. Bob Marley is globally known as a pioneer in Jamaican music and he is regarded as one of the greatest Jamaican music artistes of all time.

Naira Marley lifestyle and networth

He revealed that the inspiration behind the name ‘Naira Marley’ was obtained from Bob Marley. His love and admiration for Bob Marley were profound and evident that his appearance (dreadlocks) resembles that of the Late Jamaican music legend.

Naira Marley‘s Wives

Naira Marley claims to be the husband of two wives who are presently in the United Kingdom. However, his wives are unknown and there are no pictures or information on them yet. In our bid to give you reliable and relevant information, we will update this page when we discover the identity of Naira Marley’s wives.

Naira Marley‘s Father

You may be asking questions like ‘Who is Naira Marley’s father?’. Well, the name of Naira Marley’s father is Mr Fashola. There are no information, pictures or reports of his father.

Naira Marley’s father failed to show up in his court when his son was tried for cybercrime and internet fraud. Probably, his father could be dead or may have faded into obscurity.

Naira Marley‘s Mother

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Naira Marley takes a photo with his mother
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Naira Marley’s Mum

The picture above is the photo of Naira Marley’s mother. The name of Naira Marley’s mom is Mrs Fashola. Mrs Fashola appeared in court when her son (Azeez Fashola) was charged to court by the EFCC for internet fraud (Yahoo Yahoo).

Naira Marley‘s Siblings

Due to the fact that Naira Marley keeps his personal life discreet, not much information can be gathered about his siblings. Since his return to Nigeria, Naira Marley is yet to reveal details on news about his brothers and sisters.

Moreover, there isn’t much information about his relatives, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, paternal and maternal grandparents.

Full-fledged Premium Digital Media Platform, NaijaNgr carried out underground investigations which has identified the names of some of Naira Marley’s relatives. The names of his brothers are Idris Fashola and Babatunde Fashola. Also, Naira Marley has a cousin whose name is Kunle Obere.

Naira Marley‘s Children

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Naira Marley’s son, Jojo

Naira Marley Children

During his trial in court, Naira Marley claimed to be the father of four children who are presently in the United Kingdom. Also, he testified that all his children are British citizens.

Naira Markey is a proud father of four kids. He has a beautiful set of twin daughters whose names are Aishat and Simiat. Also, he has a son whose name is Farouq Fashola (Jojo) from another woman.

Naira Marley Kids

Naira Marley Songs

Naira Marley is an artiste who knows what the people wants; he is giving people the melody they’re craving for and this increases his fanbase. His songs have been said to be negative because it embraces support for drugs, smoking, indecency, nudity and internet fraud (popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo).

Below is a list of all Naira Marley songs. If you are a fan of Naira Marley, you may be familiar with some of the songs mentioned here:

  • Coming Ft Busiswa.
  • Chi Chi.
  • PXTA.
  • Aye.
  • Koleyewon.
  • As E Dey Go.
  • Marry Juana.
  • Drummer Boy.
  • Fly Away.
  • Am I a Yahoo boy Ft Zlatan Ibile.
  • Issa Goal Feat. Olamide & Lil Kesh.
  • Issa Goal Remix Ft Simi, Falz, Olamide, Lil Kesh and Slimcase.
  • Magic.
  • Dread Gang.
  • Personal Care.
  • Facetime.
  • Ermm.
  • Outty.
  • Illuminati Feat. Zlatan Ibile.
  • Money on the Road.
  • Hang Wit Me.
  • Ko Si Werey.
  • Birthday.
  • Back2work.
  • +44.
  • Outty.
  • Rice & Beans.
  • Stupid Dance.
  • Japa.
  • Squadron.
  • Soapy.
  • Opotoyi (Marlians).
  • Bad Influence.
  • Puta.
  • Tesumole.
  • Praise and Worship.
  • Flying Away.
  • Like Chief Keef.
  • Oja.
  • Yanyanyan Ft Mayorkun.
  • Isheyen.
  • Mafo Ft Young John.

Naira Marley’s Albums and EP

At the initial stage of his career, he released his debut EP which is titled “Gotta Dance”; the ‘Gotta Dance EP’ was released in 2015 while he was still in the U.K.

His second EP is tagged “Lord of Lamba (LOL), which was released on Saturday, 18th December 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. The Lord of Lamba (LOL) EP is a 6-track project which is a fusion of Afrobeats and hip-hop music.

Naira Marley albums and songs

The album tracklist is made up of six songs: Yanyanyan (feat. Mayorkun), Tingasa, Isheyen, Oja (Challenge Version), Tesumole and Mafo (feat. Young Jonn).

Also, it features featured appearances from music artistes such as Mayorkun, Cblvck and Young John. The producers behind the making of the EP’s tracks are Rexxie, Studio Magic and Killertunes. Naira Marley is yet to have an album.

Naira Marley Marlian Records Music Label

Naira Marley Marlian Fest concert

Naira Marley’s show ‘”Marlian Fest” was one of the most anticipated Nigerian music concerts in 2019. The year was held at the five-star Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island of Lagos State on Monday, 30 December 2019.

Here, he announced the birth and launch of his record label which he called ‘Marlian Records’. Also, he unveiled MohBad, Cblvck, Zinoleesky, and Fabian Blu as the first set of artistes signed to Marlian Records.

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Awards and Nominations

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY RECIPIENT RESULT
2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Viewers’ Choice “Soapy” Won
2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Song of the Year “Soapy” Nominated
2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Best Pop Naira Marley Nominated
2019 City People Music Awards Artiste of the Year (Male) Naira Marley Nominated
2019 City People Music Awards Street Song of the Year “Soapy” Nominated

Naira Marley Controversies

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Naira Marley has been caught up in the web of several controversies since he made his mark in the Nigerian music industry. The artiste has used his influence as a music artiste to drum support for Internet fraudsters, scammers and Yahoo Boys in Nigeria.

His stance on internet fraud attracted mixed feelings from celebrities, entertainers and the Nigerian populace. Nigerian entertainers such as Ruggedman and Simi opposed Naira Marley’s view and support for internet fraudsters.

Naira Marley, who happens to be an advocate of internet fraud released a song ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ which featured Zlatan Ibile; a buzzing song that went viral shortly after release.

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Subsequently, Naira Marley was arrested by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, May 10th 2019, a date which coincidentally falls on his birthday. He was arrested alongside other music colleges, Rahman Jago, Zlatan Ibile and two others.

While the four people (Rahman Jago, Zlatan Ibile and two others) were released, Naira Marley was remanded in EFCC custody and was charged to court with an eleven count fraud allegation.

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According to the EFCC, Naira Marley was found with implicating materials. Soon after, Naira Marley was granted bail of ₦2 million and released from prison on Friday, June 14th 2019 by a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Additionally, another controversial statement made by Naira Marley was when he said that a girl with massive buttocks is better than one with a Master’s Degree. The statement attracted lots of reactions from people. Consequently, Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus called Naira Marley a ‘Bad Influence’, and after that, he released a song which he titled ‘Bad Influence’.

In January 2020, Naira Marley was accused of car theft; the allegation was made when he was away in the United States. It was alleged that Naira Marley along with his brothers (Babatunde Fashola and Idris Fashola) and one of their cousins (Kunle Obere) were accused of stealing a vehicle that belonged to one Adelekan Ademola.

The defendants were accused of stealing, assault, conspiracy and obstructing the officials of the Nigerian Police from arresting Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley).

However, the Magistrate Court which was presided over by one Tajudeen Elias has dismissed the court charge after a settlement agreement between the complainant (Adelekan Ademola) and the defendants (Azeez Fashola, Idris Fashola, Babatunde Fashola and Kunle Obere) was received.

Furthermore, Naira Marley’s songs have been labelled as harmful songs which are capable of dangering and corrupting the members of the society; especially the youths and young children. A good example is ‘Soapy’ a song that comes with a dance step that depicted masturbation.

Although the song trended and received lots of airplay from the media, still, there were negative criticisms of the song especially from other celebrities and religious leaders and groups.

Naira Marley Religion

Although the artiste is not too vocal about his religious preferences, it is widely believed that he is a Muslim by birth. Naira Marley was born into an Islamic home and this brought about his first name ‘Azeez’. Also, the names of his brothers and kids are all Muslim names.

Naira Marley Tattoos

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Apart from being a chain-smoker, Naira Marley takes hobbies in inking tattoos on his body. The artiste has a tattoo on his chest; he also has another on his right hand which bears the inscription “Marlians” to show solidarity for his followers and fanbase.

Naira Marley Houses and Cars

Naira Marley Cars

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Not much is known about Naira Marley’s cars and residence. However, it is believed that he has an expensive fleet of cars in his garage, a good example is his 2019 Bentley Continental. At a point in time, he flaunted his fleet of cars on his Instagram page and was filed with a lawsuit for car theft.

Previously, the artiste has no house of his own as he lived in a rented apartment in a highbrow area of Lagos State. Now, it is believed that Naira Marley owns a house, which makes him a landlord.

Naira Marley Net Worth

Naira Marley net worth is estimated around at $500,000 (254,000,000). The artiste makes a lot of his money from his music, show performances, bookings and sales of music on digital music platforms.

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His large fanbase (Marlians) and popularity have earned him lots of shows. The artiste claims that he charges 20 million for a single show performance.

Naira Marley hinted on Instagram that he collected a whopping sum of 60 million naira from Access Bank to perform in their shows.

Conclusion

Naira Marley is one of the trending musicians in Nigeria whose songs are making the airwaves. It seems like his arrest by the EFCC has a positive impact on his career; because it made him more popular among Nigerians.

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Naira Marley

Naira Marley Biography

Naira Marley is a favourite among many Nigerian music lovers, especially the youth. Asides from that, his songs gather a lot of airplay from the media. Little wonder why Azzez Fashola (Naira Marley) has lots of fans on his social media pages; his Instagram page has more than 3 million followers.

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Naira Marley Instagram Page

Many people know Naira Marley as a celebrity but most people do not know some facts about him. The Am I A Yahoo Boy crooner is regarded as one of the most controversial Nigerian musicians of all time for certain reasons.

We have compiled a list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian music star, Naira Marley.

Things You Didn’t Know About Naira Marley

1. Naira Marley was born in Nigeria, precisely in Agege area of Lagos state where he grew up and migrated to the UK at the age of 11.

2. His real name is Azzez Adeshina Fashola and he uses ‘Naira Marley’ as his stage name. Stage name refers to the name which he bears as an entertainer. The name ‘Naira Marley’ was coined by the iconic reggae music star, Bob Marley.

3. Naira Marley idolizes Bob Marley and looks up to him as a source of inspiration. Both individuals share certain traits such as dreadlocks, love for smoking weed etc.

4. He is not a school dropout as most people believe but is actually a graduate. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Peckham Academy, United Kingdom.

5. Originally, Naira Marley kicked off his career as an MC and back-up/voice-over MC. He never had dreams to become a musician. He had a group of music friends who made music and occasionally, he escorts them to the recording studio and pay the bills for song production. In one of their studio sessions, he was pressured to jump in a song, he freestyled and his delivery was dope. It was at this point, that he gave making music a second thought.

6. “Marry Juana” is the first recorded single he made while in the United Kingdom (UK). The song was made along with his friend, Max Twigz, a member of the Cannabis Boys. The song was a street favourite shortly after its release in 2014.

7. Naira Marley became a household name in the Nigerian music industry after the release of a song titled “Issa Goal”. This song featured Olamide and Lil Kesh in it and it became an anthem for cheering the Super Eagles of Nigeria who were competing with other countries in the FIFA 2018 World Cup which was held in Russia.

8. The buzz generated by Issa Goal caught the attention of the beverage drink company, Coca-Cola, who bought the song and sponsored a remix that featured the likes of Lil Kesh, Olamide, Simi, Falz and Slimcase.

9. Naira Marley has 2 wives and he fathers 4 children who are all in the United Kingdom. Also, his children are British citizens. He has a set of twin daughters, Aishat and Simiat and a son whose name is Jojo.

NairaMarley Kids

10. Naira Marley was born in an Islamic home, which makes him a Muslim by birth. His first name ‘Azzez’ is an Arabic name that means strong. The name is one of the 99 names of God listed in the Qu’ran.

11. Naira Marley is very vocal about his support for Internet crime. He has supported internet fraudsters and he believes that online scam, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ is not a crime. A lot of musicians including Ruggedman and Simi confronted him over his support for yahoo-yahoo. He blasts anyone who condemns ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’, he went as far as making a live Instagram video where he said that internet fraud is not a crime.

12. Naira Marley, Rahman Jago, Zlatan Ibile and two others were arrested by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, EFCC. Coincidentally, he was arrested on his birthday and charged to court after his release of ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’. Before his arrival in Nigeria, he claimed to have been arrested over 124 times while living in England.

Naira Marley Net worth

13. Naira Marley has never hidden his love for weed. He loves smoking and recently, he admitted that he can’t quit his smoking habit because smoking is harmless to him and makes him happy.

14. Naira Marley won his first major award as a music artiste in 2020. His hit song, “Soapy” won him the ‘Viewers’ Choice’ award in the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards. He beat Chinko Ekun, Zlatan, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Prince Kaybee and Rayvanny to clinch this award.

15. Naira Marley is the founder and CEO of Marlian Records. Currently, he has Cblvck, Zinoleesky, MohBad and Fabian Blu on the rooster of his label.

Top 15 Interesting Things You Can Do On Your OPay App

Opay-App

The OPay app is one of the most powerful mobile apps you should have on your mobile phone. This is because the app allows you to perform different transactions. The OPay app has proved to be a smart app for people, with this app, you can perform lots of activities you never expected.  In this article, we will provide you with a list of the things you do on the OPay app.

The OPay app has proven OPay is an online payment wallet that was created by the Opera software company. This company has been around for a while, they are the original owners of the popular Opera mini web browser.

The OPay app was created by the Opera company to allow people to make payments for goods and services through digital means. This means that anyone with the OPay app can pay for goods and services without holding physical cash.

OPay as an online payment gateway was launched in August 2018 shortly after Opera acquired PayCom. OPay is very common among Nigerians, the app is very popular in the country and it already has lots of downloads on the Google Play Store.

Already, OPay services have dominated every area in Lagos state and they are still growing. OPay outlets are also available in Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Aba, Ibadan, Onitsha, Port Harcourt and other major cities in Nigeria.

If you are unable to leave your shop or office to purchase food probably because there are lots of customers and clients attend to, you can order food online with the OPay app. Not only that, the food will be delivered to any location of your choice, be it home, shop or office.

The OPay app helps you with any payment you can think of. Ensure that you have sufficient funds on your OPay wallet, if not, then you need to learn how to fund your OPay account. We have provided you with a list of fifteen interesting things to do on the OPay app.

15 Transactions To Perform On The Opay App

Whether you are a businessman, entrepreneur or student, there are features that will be helpful for you in the OPay app. For instance, businessmen and women can accept payment from their customers through the Opera payment service. Individuals can also pay using the app to pay electricity bills conveniently.

The Opera company has integrated some cool features into one app for you to use. Without further ado, here is a list of the best fifteen transactions you can do on your OPay mobile app.

1. Buy Airtime

You can buy airtime from your OPay account to recharge your smartphone. You can also use this platform to recharge the telephone lines of other people.

Currently, it supports all telecom companies in Nigeria which include Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile and MTN. If you can’t get recharge card coupons from the streets, or you can’t find recharge card vendors in your location, you can buy airtime directly from your OPay account.

2. Purchase Data

Do you need data to browse the internet?  Certainly, you can purchase an internet data subscription to any mobile network of your choice including Airtel, MTN, 9Mobile and Glo. You can never run out of data when you’ve got the OPay app to get data.

3. Electricity Bill Payment

Thanks to technological innovation, anyone can pay his or her electricity bills online, even without going to the bank or the office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Paying your electricity bills online is a convenient way of making payments.

Regardless of the type of meter you use, prepaid or postpaid, you can use OPay to pay your electricity bills. Some of the distributor companies supported are Eko Distribution Company, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano and Ibadan.

4. Cable TV Subscription

If you use Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial pay TV services such as GOTV, StarTimes and DSTV,  you know that you have to renew your subscription monthly.

Failure to renew your subscription means that you will be restricted from watching certain television stations, shows and programmes on your decoder. To prevent this, ensure that your subscription is paid as at when due.

You can use the OPay app to pay for DSTV, GOTV and StarTimes subscriptions. Note that, OPay doesn’t incur extra charges for this service.

5. Food Order And Delivery

This is one of the greatest features you can get on the OPay app. OPay works with some of the best restaurants, eateries and cafeterias in your city. You can order any food online such as tasty French fries, rice, noodles, beans, Eba, fufu, soups etc and have it delivered to your location.

Regardless of your location, OPay has a way of finding local restaurants around your location where you can book and order food.

6. Fund Your Online Betting Account

Are you a sports betting guru? Or do you bet online on the websites of some sport betting companies like Nairabet, Bet9ja, SupaBet, BetKing etc? If yes, you should consider using the OPay app to fund your betting account.

Some of the sports betting platforms supported on OPay include SupaBets, Bet9ja, NairaBet and CloudBet.

7. Send Money Online

As a payment gateway, OPay allows you to send money to any account in Nigeria. Therefore, you can send money and make transfers to any bank in Nigeria. Most importantly, the transfers are swift and fast.

You can use the OPay app to send money to other OPay users or to people who have accounts with other Nigerian banks. This service is free, they do not incur transfer charges on your account for using the app to send money.

8. Receive Money

The moment you download the OPay app and register, automatically, a mobile wallet was created for you. This mobile wallet can function as a bank account where you can make deposits and withdrawals.

The phone number you used to register on the OPay app is your account number. For example, if your OPay phone number is 08033066899, you’ve to remove the first number and leave your account number as 8033066899.

You can receive money into your OPay account. Moreover, the platform is planning on creating a MasterCard to enable its users to withdraw cash from ATM machines.

9. Hail A Ride

OPay offers a wide variety of hailing services. There is ORide (a service for hailing motorcycles and bikes), OCar (this service works like Taxify and Uber, it is exclusively reserved for hailing cars and taxis), OTrike (this service is for hailing tricycles, popularly known as Keke Napep), and OBus, a service for hailing Bus.

With these hailing services in place, you can hail a convenient transportation vehicle to convey you from your location to any destination of your choice. ORide, which happens to be Opay’s bike hailing service has helped people in beating the heavy traffic especially in the city of Lagos.

10. Payment by Scanning (OPay QR)

This feature allows you to make payments for products, goods and services at stores, shops and physical outlets. Merchants who support OPay QR have a banner or a sign showing that they support OPay QR.

This means that you can buy anything from the merchant without paying with cash, rather, you scan the QR code of the merchant and make a payment.

11. Receive Money by QR

You can also receive money from people when they scan your QR code. If you are a merchant or a business owner, you can use this service to receive money from your customers.

12. Advertise Your Products and Services

OList is a platform where you can list your goods, products and services online. Olist.ng is a classified ads site where you can post ads about your business.

Regardless of the type of business you do, you can leverage this platform to create awareness for your business and get your goods and services to customers. If you visit the OList website, you will see lots of ads on real estate, jobs, phone accessories, computers, fashion etc.

13. Get A Quick Loan Online

The OKash service helps you to get quick and instant loans online. If you have the OPay app, you can apply for short-term loans from ₦5,000 and above.

So, next time you run out of cash, you needn’t worry because you can use your Opay app to get a quick loan.

14. Make Investment

OWealth is a platform where you can invest and get returns on your investment. The platform offers you a 10% annual rate on your investment.

15. Build An Online Presence

OLeads is a service that has proven to be great for brands and business owners. With this service, you can create a website for your business in a few minutes.

They help you to build a strong online presence for your business. This service is affordable and the delivery is fast as well.

Conclusion

This article has provided you with a list of the top transactions to do on the Opay app. This is an all-in-one app that gives you access to several services. If you want to enjoy these services, then you should download the Opay app.

Jaiz Airtime Recharge Code: How To Buy Airtime From Your Bank Account

Jaiz Airtime Recharge Code

The Jaiz Airtime Recharge Code allows you to buy credit from your Jaiz bank account to your mobile phone. This is a simple and convenient way to recharge your mobile phone. All that you need to do is to get the USSD code to buy airtime.

You can run out of airtime at any point in time. Thanks to mobile banking, you can quickly recharge your phone and buy credit from your bank account. Apart from buying airtime, you can use the bank’s mobile banking platform to purchase data and perform other financial transactions using your mobile phone.

A lot of financial transactions are being done on mobile banking. For instance, people now use their bank’s mobile banking services to check their account balance, get account statements, transfer/send money from their account, recharge their phones, buy data, pay bills and do lots of things.

In this post, you will learn how to purchase airtime and recharge your phone from your Jaiz Bank account.

Jaiz Bank is really common among Nigerians, it is not popular as the big financial institutions in the Nigerian banking sector. Jaiz bank is not like commercial banks, it is a non-interest bank.

They can give you loans without requesting interest on the loan amount. This is rarely seen because most financial institutions offer a loan with interest. Small business owners and MSMEs can get loans from Jaiz Bank without expressing fear over the interest rate.

Jaiz Bank operates under Islamic laws, that is, it is an Islamic bank. As a matter of fact, Jaiz is the only Islamic bank running in Nigeria at the moment. The bank has drawn interest from Muslims and followers of Islam.

As an Islamic bank, Jaiz was established under Sharia law. The bank uses the Sharia laws in serving customers and offering its financial services. Due to its responsibility as a financial institution, the bank has stayed steadfast in providing its customers with the latest technological innovations in the banking sector.

In line with this aim, they created a unique USSD code to make it easy for her customers to do several banking transactions using their mobile phones. Only people who have registered and opened a Jaiz bank account can use her mobile banking platform.

Jaiz Bank Airtime Recharge Code

Jaiz Mobile Banking

Irrespective of your network (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile), the Jaiz Bank recharge code will help you to recharge your phone with credit and airtime instantly.

If you are using this service, it is pertinent for you to know that your phone number must be linked to your Jaiz bank account. In other words, your phone number must be the same as the number you used to create an account with Jaiz bank.

The USSD code to buy airtime from your Jaiz account is *391*301*Amount#. When you dial this code, you will be able to buy airtime from your bank.

For instance, when you dial *391*301*500#, you will receive an airtime of ₦500 on your mobile phone. Also, the sum of ₦500 will be deducted from your bank account for the airtime purchase.

If your phone number is not the same as the one you used to register your Jaiz bank account, this transaction will not go through. Furthermore, the transaction will be unsuccessful if you have insufficient funds for the airtime purchase.

We hope this article has provided you with information about the Jaiz bank airtime recharge code. With this guide, you should be able to recharge your phone easily.

How To Get A Loan From AB Microfinance Bank

Loans in Nigeria

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur looking for where to get money to finance your business? If yes, this article will provide you with what you need to know about the AB microfinance bank loan.

Currently, AB Microfinance bank is of the top microfinance banks in Nigeria. It is a foreign-owned financial institution domiciled in Nigeria, particularly, it has offices in Lagos state and some states in Nigeria. They offer a variety of financial services to individuals, people and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in general.

As part of its services, the bank offers credit facilities and loans to its customers. They offer loans at decent interest rates in a quick, reliable and effective way. You don’t need to have a microfinance account with the bank before you can apply for a loan.

In this post, you will get to know about the AB Microfinance accounts, loan offers, requirements, interest rates, repayment tenure and lots more.

AB Microfinance Bank Loans

Microfinance lending is all about providing financing to people who are unable to access loans from commercial banks and other financial institutions. Microfinance loans are made for people who find it difficult to access loans from larger banking institutions.

These loans are aimed at individuals and people who are less privileged, dealing in low amounts of money, residing in poor or hard-to-access areas. These could possibly include small business owners, petty traders and people living in rural communities.

AB Microfinance Bank is committed to helping businesses grow and expand by giving them access to loan facilities. Apart from this, it improves the financial status of its customers through its deposit accounts.

AB Microfinance Bank

As a matter of fact, AB Microfinance bank is a limited liability company that is duly incorporated in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (2002). It is regulated and licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a full-fledged microfinance bank. They have been offering microfinance banking-related services since 2008.

The bank has a strong network of international partners and shareholders who share the same aim of enabling easy access to financial services in Nigeria. Some of the shareholders include:

  • African Development Bank.
  • International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group.
  • Access Microfinance Holding AG (Germany).
  • KfW – the German Development Bank.
  • Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund N.V (Belgium).

Together, they have been able to set a record of establishing and managing microfinance banks across Africa and Asia. Some of the countries that benefited from the partnership include Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Zambia.

AB Microfinance Accounts

AB Microfinance bank offers banking and financial-related services to its customers. The bank has three types of accounts. In case you are interested in banking with this bank, do check out three types of accounts they offer below:

  1. AB Microfinance Savings Account
  2. AB Microfinance Current Account
  3. AB Microfinance Term Deposit Account

AB Microfinance Savings Account

This account is similar to the traditional savings account you operate with commercial banks. In case you open a savings account with AB Microfinance bank, you are entitled to enjoy the following features:

  • Favourable interest rates.
  • Free account statement.

Opening a savings account with AB Microfinance bank is relatively easy. To open an account, you have to visit the bank office or fill the online account registration form on their website.

AB Microfinance Current Account

This account is also similar to the normal current account you have with commercial banks. Their current account has all the major features you would expect to get from a current account. Some of the features of this account include:

  • No maintenance fee.
  • Encashment of cheques.
  • Free statement of account.
  • Money transfer to all commercial banks in Nigeria.
  • Standing order transfers/payments.
  • Internal transfers are free of charge.

Corporate organizations and individuals can visit any AB Microfinance bank branch around them to open an account to register an account online on their website

AB Microfinance Term Deposit Account (TDA)

AB Microfinance Bank offers Term Deposit Account (TDA). This account allows customers to deposit money for a fixed or chosen period of time and withdraw the money at attractive interest rates.

The following are the features of this account:

  • Minimum deposit: N30,000.
  • Competitive interest rates.
  • Maturity period: 30 – 360 days.

Individuals and corporate bodies must visit any branch of AB Microfinance bank to open the Term Deposit Account.

AB Microfinance Bank Mobile Banking

This microfinance bank has enabled its e-banking portal to give its customers a better banking experience. The following are the features and transactions that you can do on the AB Microfinance bank mobile banking platform:

  • Send and transfer money.
  • Receive money.
  • Pay bills.
  • Buy Airtime.
  • Buy Data.
  • 24/7 access to the account.
  • Repay loans.
  • Get an account statement.
  • Account balance enquiry.
  • View account transactions.

Customers are to visit the bank to register for the AB Microfinance online banking.

AB Microfinance Bank POS Machine

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If you are a merchant or businessman, you can request a POS machine from the AB Microfinance bank, The Point of Sale (POS) allows you to receive payments from your customers. Your customers pay you with their card instead of cash.

You can request a POS machine online on their website or when you pay a visit to any of their branches. They’ll give you a form to fill, fill the form and submit it to the bank. You should expect your POS machine in 15 days.

AB Microfinance Bank Credit Card

The bank issues a debit card to their customers for them to withdraw cash at ATMs. Additionally, the debit card can be used to make online payments and pay for goods on POS machines. You can request an ATM card online on their website or when you pay a visit to any of their branches.

AB Microfinance Bank Loan

One of the core services of AB Microfinance bank is the provision of loans to people. However, they do not require applicants to open an account before disbursing loans.

Applicants can borrow a minimum of ₦15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) and a maximum of ₦20,000,000 (twenty million naira). However, this depends on the applicant capacity to repay the loan.

The AB Microfinance Bank loan is mostly made for existing businesses or businesses that are already in operation. Also, they offer housing/house improvement loans to people.

AB Microfinance Bank offers three types of loans namely:

  • Micro Loans.
  • SME Loans.
  • Housing Loan.

Micro Loans

The microloans offer entrepreneurs access to loans in a quick and transparent way. The loan amount ranges from ₦15,000 (fifteen thousand naira) to ₦3 million (three million naira) with a maximum maturity of 18 months.

The features of the Micro Loan include:

  • Flexible documentation requirements.
  • No borrower groups as applicants are responsible for their loans.
  • Clients get free SMS reminder on their monthly repayments.
  • Long-standing clients with outstanding repayment records will be eligible for successive interest rate discounts and quick loan processing.
  • It doesn’t require audited financial statements.
  • No cash collateral is required.
  • It requires no mandatory deposits/savings account with the bank.
  • Flexible collateral arrangements depend on the loan size.
LOAN TYPE AMOUNT INTEREST RATE
Business Flexi ₦15,000 to ₦100,000 6.6% (on reducing balance)
Business Flexi ₦100,001 and ₦500,000 6.1% (on reducing balance)
Business Max ₦500,001 and ₦1,000,000 5.7% (on reducing balance)
Business Max Plus I ₦1,000,000 and ₦2,000,000 5.2% (on reducing balance)
Business Max Plus II ₦2,000,001 and ₦3,000,000 5.0% (on reducing balance)

A one-off disbursement fee of 1% will be charged on the loan amount. Loans above ₦20,000,000 (twenty million naira) are offered at an interest rate of 1% to 1.5%.

Clients are to visit the bank and meet the loan officers to indicate their interest. If the micro loan is small for your business, you can check out the SME loan.

SME Loans

ab microfinance bank loan

This loan package is specially made for the owners of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. If you own a business, you can get access to this loan from AB Microfinance bank.

You do not need to have an account with the bank or have funds in your account for you to get the loan. All that is needed is for you to have an existing and viable business venture.

The loan amount ranges from ₦3,000,000 to ₦20,000,000 with an interest of 3% to 4.7% (On reducing Balance). Furthermore, it comes with a one-off disbursement fee of 1%. The features of the SME Loan include:

  • Loan amount ranges from ₦3,000,000 to ₦20,000,000. The highest you can get as a new client is ₦10,000,000.
  • Competitive Interest Rate starts from 3% monthly on reducing balance.
  • Disbursement fee of 1% of the loan amount.
  • The maturity period ranges from 6 to 24 months with equal monthly instalments.
  • They accept varieties of collateral items.
  • Loans are disbursed within a week after the necessary documents are submitted.
  • Clients get free SMS reminders on their monthly repayments.

Housing Loan

The housing loan is created to provide people with funds to solve their housing and accommodation challenges such as house renovation, house construction etc. Some of the features of this loan include:

  • Access to housing loans without compulsory savings or equity contribution.
  • Free expertise which includes house design and bill of quantities
  • Access to quality and original building materials and building materials retailers network.

The housing loan is for business owners and salary earners inclusive. The loan amount ranges from ₦300,000 to ₦3,000,000 with an interest of 5% to 5.5% (On reducing Balance). Furthermore, it comes with a one-off disbursement fee of 1%.

AB Microfinance Loan Requirements                            

The AB Microfinance bank loan requirements allow you to know if you are eligible to get their loan. The requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must be aged 21 and above.
  • Applicants must have a valid means of identification. You can identify yourself with a National I.D card, Driver’s license, Voter’s card, International Passport etc.
  • Applicants must reside in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must own a business. You will produce your business documents, goods’ receipt, shop rent receipt, invoice, Certificate of Incorporation (if you have) to prove your ownership of the business.
  • The business of the applicant must be legitimate. The business must be verifiable and genuine.
  • The business of the applicant must have existed within a time frame.
  • The business of the applicant must be located within the bank’s lending area. At the time of writing, AB Microfinance bank has offices in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state. This means that your business must be located within Lagos, Oyo and Ogun state axis.
  • If you have an online business, you must be ready to produce tangible evidence of the business and prove your ownership of the business.
  • Applicants must produce a guarantor. You must produce at least one guarantor to get a loan.
  • Applicants must produce collateral such as property, household equipment, business tools and equipment, goods in stock, vehicles and other assets.

How To Apply For AB Microfinance Bank Loans

ab microfinance bank loan form

Getting a loan from AM Microfinance bank is simple. Luckily, we have outlined five major steps for you to follow.

1. Visit The Website

The loan application portal can be accessed via the website. The website is the fastest and most secure way of getting a loan.

2. Enter Your Information

Next, you will have to produce some information about the loan, the amount you want to borrow, the purpose of the loan and when you intend to repay the loan.

3. Provide Your Personal Details

Your personal information will be required before you submit your application. Ensure that you do not enter any wrong information about yourself. Make sure that your information is accurate and correct before submitting it.

4. Submit Your Documents For Approval

You will be required to submit some documents about your business. These documents could be a certificate of incorporation, business name registration, shop receipt, invoice etc.

5. Wait For Result

After submitting the required documents, your loan application will be reviewed by the loan officers. You should expect a result or feedback about your application within 48 hours after submitting your application.

Your application can either be declined or approved. If approved, you will get a loan to your account and the bank will give you details about the repayment tenure. If it is declined, you will be given reasons why you didn’t qualify for the loan.

Alternatively, you can visit any AB Microfinance bank branch to speak with the loan officers and customer care representatives to get a loan.

Interest Rate

The interest rate isn’t fixed, it differs depending on the type of loan collected. The interest rate is very competitive. You will be given a favourable interest rate if you have an account with the bank and if you are prompt in repaying your loans.

Repayment

The loan repayment tenure is for a maximum of 18 months for personal loans. As for the business and SME loans, the repayment period if from 6-24 months. At the end of the repayment period, you are expected to have made payment for the loan and the interest attached to it.

There are several ways you can repay the AB Microfinance loan. You can repay your loan by POS, bank deposit or bank transfer. There’s no limit if you are paying by bank deposit, but if you paying through bank transfer, the maximum amount you can pay is ₦5 million.

You are advised to make your loans as at when due. Failure to repay your loans decreases your credit score and makes it difficult for you to get future loans.

Loan Calculator

They have provided a loan calculator on their website to give you insights on the loan amount you can borrow and how much to pay back.

Pros

  • High loan amount.
  • Decent interest rates.
  • No borrower group.
  • Less paperwork and documentation.
  • Flexible choice of repayment.
  • Maximum repayment tenor or 24 months.

Cons

  • Collateral required.
  • Applicants must be owners of a business venture.
  • Guarantor required.
  • Geographic restrictions to Lagos, Oyo and Ogun state.
  • On-site assessment by a loan officer.

Contact Details

You can reach out to the bank for questions and issues concerning their services.  The AB Microfinance bank can be contacted by phone on 0902 496 9999 or 0902 496 9778. In addition, you can chat with the customer care team on 0902 496 9778 (WhatsApp).

Head Office

You can visit the bank to speak with the loan officers and staff on anything concerning your account or loan. The head office of the bank can be found at No 28, Akintoye Shogunle Street, Ikeja, Lagos State.

BRANCHES  ADDRESS CONTACT
HEAD OFFICE 28, Akintoye Shogunle Street, Ikeja, Lagos. 0902 496 9999
IKEJA 11, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos 01-2122387,
01-2122386
OSHODI 12 Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, by Oshodi Oke Bus Stop Opposite Mecure Healthcare Limited, Oshodi, Lagos. 07098119475, 07098119476,
07098119477, 07098119478
IPAJA 319 Ipaja Road, Opposite Government College, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos 07027996478,
07027999467,
07027996479,
07027996480,
07027996477
SURULERE 29B Itire Road, Surulere, Lagos 07027996474,   07027999466, 07027996473, 07027996475 07027996476
KETU 56 Ikosi Road, Ketu, Lagos 07027996504,
07027996505,
07027996471,
07027996506,
07027999468
APAPA 74 Mobil Road, Ajegunle, Apapa 07027996501, 07027999469, 07027996502, 07027996503, 07027996469
ALABA INT’L 20/22 Ojo-Igbede Road. Chemist Bus Stop, Alaba International Market 07027999479,
07027999472,
07027999480
TRADE FAIR Zone D4 Aspamda Plaza, Trade Fair Complex, Badagry Expressway, Lagos State. Former Sterling Bank Building 07027996511,
07027999481,
07027996468,
07027996494,
07027996510
LAGOS ISLAND 26, Idumagbo Avenue, Lagos Island 07027996496,
07027996497,
07027996498,
07027996499,
07027996500
VOLKS 179, Lagos Badagry Expressway Volks Bus Stop, Lagos 07027996507,
07027996508,
07027996509,
07027996466,
07027996481
BARIGA 72, St.Finbars Road, By Chemist Bus Stop, Akoka Lagos 07027996467,   07027999492, 07027999482, 07027996493, 07027996482
OKE ARIN No 18, Ijaiye Street, Idumota, Oke Arin Market, Lagos 07027999470,   07027996488, 07027996489, 07027996490, 07027996491
IKORODU 75, Ipakodo Road, Opposite Mobil petrol station, Ebute, Ikorodu Lagos 07027996483,   07027996484, 07027996485, 07027996486, 07027996487
IKOTUN 26 Isolo Egbe Road, Beside Synagogue Church, Ikotun, Lagos 07027999483,   07027999484, 07027996495, 07027999485, 07027999486
DUGBE Rational Building, 22, Oke Bola Road, Behind Femi Johnson Plaza, Dugbe Ibadan. Oyo State 02-2918708,   02-2918709, 02-2918730, 02-2918731
GBAGI Lamlat Shopping Complex, New Gbagi Market Road, Ibadan, Oyo State 01-2934865,   01-2934866
BODIJA Block A6, IBNLG Ultra Modern Shopping Complex, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State. 09024970065
ABEOKUTA Oluwatoyin House, Lalubu Road, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, Ogun State 09024970068
OTA 129, Idi Iroko Road, Ota, Ogun State 09024970067
ARUNA 132A, Aruna Bus stop, Lagos Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State 09024970069
AJAH Lekki-Epe express rd, Km 22 (The King of the universe plaza) Ilaje bus stop, Ajah, Etiosa LGA, Lagos State 09024969469
IJEBU-ODE 198, Folagbade Street, Along Ibadan Road, Ijebu-Ode 09024969210

Conclusion

This article has provided you with an in-depth analysis and information about the AB Microfinance Bank loan. AB Microfinance bank offer loans to businesses, it is difficult for you to get a loan if the purpose isn’t business-related.

How To Get A Loan From The Development Bank of Nigeria

DBN Loan

Are you looking for information on how to get the development bank of Nigeria loan? Certainly, the development bank of Nigeria loan will help provide funding for Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria and boost the country’s economy.

The Development Bank of Nigeria is backed up by the Federal Government of Nigeria and licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide loans to entrepreneurs and business owners in Nigeria.

The Development Bank of Nigeria has partnered with several deposit money banks, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), commercial banks, microfinance banks etc for on-lending of medium & long-term loans to Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This bank does not give loans directly to the borrower, rather, the loans are accessible through the help of Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) in Nigeria.

Since the creation of the DBN in 2017, the institution has disbursed loans of over ₦30,000,000,000 (thirty billion naira) to over 35,000 businesses in the country. It is said they the institution could disburse loans to the rate of ₦100,000,000,000 (hundred billion naira) as the demand increases.

While they receive more loan applications from entrepreneurs, the Development Bank of Nigeria is expanding its capacity to give out loans for businesses to enable them to scale their operations. Therefore, if you are looking to get loans to start a business in Nigeria, the Development Bank of Nigeria will be a great option to consider.

Capital is one of the necessities required to start a business. As a matter of fact, you need capital to start a business, grow the business and keep the business running. Without enough capital, the business can ruin and collapse.

Actually, inadequate capital is one of the reasons why some companies failed. Many businesses were liquidated because they had no money to clear off outstanding debts.

Lack of capital has stopped a lot of brainy entrepreneurs from executing their explosive business ideas. Low capital shouldn’t make you abort your business dreams anymore because you can get loans to fund your small and medium business.

The Development Bank of Nigeria was set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with some foreign and international partners to tackle the financial challenges faced by Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

Some of the development partners that have collaborated with the Development Bank of Nigeria include;

  • The World Bank.
  • African Development Bank (AfDB).
  • European Investment Bank (EIB).
  • French Agency for Development (AFD).
  • KfW Development Bank.

With a capital base of $1.5 billion and ₦100 billion from partners, the DBN aims to make significant contributions to the growth of small businesses in Nigeria.

DBN targets petty traders, farmers and medium & small business owners. Also, the loan targets those who work in the field of commerce, trade, education, real estate and agriculture.

Other sub-sectors include:

  • Agro-processing.
  • Creative Industry.
  • Information Technology.
  • Solid Minerals.

Development Bank of Nigerian (DBN) Loans

SME Term Loan                         

DBN offers SME loan products to provide funding to small businesses. This loan is tailored to meet the business needs and requirements and help business owners accomplish their business projects, goals, and targets.

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) offers risk-sharing facilities and wholesale term funding to eligible retail intermediaries who are known as the ‘Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs)’. These Participating Financial Institutions include commercial banks, microfinance banks, development banks, leasing companies etc, they give DBN loans to MSMEs.

The Development Bank of Nigeria provides SMEs with loans of up to ₦5 million.

Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) 

The Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) that disburse the DBN loans are financial institutions such as Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), commercial banks, microfinance banks.

Applicants can get loans from the Development Bank of Nigeria through any of the following financial institutions listed below:

  • AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria Ltd.
  • Access Bank Plc.
  • Accion Microfinance Bank Limited.
  • Addosser Microfinance Bank.
  • Baobab Microfinance Bank.
  • Bosak Microfinance Bank.
  • Davodani Microfinance Bank.
  • Ecobank Nigeria Bank Plc.
  • First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
  • Fidelity Bank Plc.
  • First Bank Nig Ltd.
  • Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank).
  • HASAL Microfinance Bank.
  • Infinity Microfinance Bank Ltd.
  • La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited
  • LAPO Microfinance Bank Ltd.
  • Mainstreet Microfinance Bank Ltd.
  • Microcred Microfinance Bank Ltd.
  • NPF Microfinance Bank Plc.
  • Parallex Microfinance Bank.
  • Seedvest Microfinance Bank.
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc.
  • Sterling Bank Plc.
  • Trust Microfinance Bank.
  • UBA Plc.
  • Union Bank of Nig Plc.
  • Wema Bank Plc.

READ MORE: How To Get The AB Microfinance Loan

Who Is Eligible For The Development Bank of Nigeria Loan?

Development Bank of Nigeria Loan

According to the DBN, startups, businesses, MSMEs and entrepreneurs can apply to get loans from them. They do not give out quick loans or personal loans. However, you must be a customer of a Participating Financial Institution (PFI), who in turn disburses the loans on behalf of the development bank of Nigeria.

DBN Loan Requirements

You can apply for the DBN loan if you meet the criteria and requirements. The following are the requirements for getting the DBN loan:

  • Applicants must have an official government identification such as a National ID Card, Driver’s License, Voter’s Card etc.
  • Applicants should produce the Certificate of Incorporation of their businesses (CAC Business Certification).
  • Applicants and MSMEs (including startups and existing) must be involved in productive businesses and enterprises.
  • Applicants and MSMEs (including startups and existing) must be customers of any of the Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs).
  • Applicants must produce a Bank Guarantee.
  • Applicants must present debenture on assets of their business or company.

How To Get A Loan From DBN

As an applicant, you must adhere to the following things for you to get the development bank of Nigeria loan.

  • You must apply through any of the Participating Financial institutions. These financial institutions are the intermediaries or channels through which you can get the DBN loan.
  • Pay a visit to the financial institution and declare your interest in the DBN loan.
  • Your loan application will be processed and accessed. The bank examines your loan application and the purpose of the loan.
  • For critical assessment and evaluation, your application gets forwarded to the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), which reserves the right to approve or decline your loan application.
  •  If your loan meets the criteria, requirements and conditions of the DBN, it will be approved.
  • Upon approval, the DBN disburses your loan to you through the bank.

Most importantly, you must have an active bank account with any of the Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs). In other words, your loan application will be rejected if you are not a customer of the financial institution.

Repayment Tenure

The DBN loans have a longer tenure than the loans obtained from commercial banks. They have a flexible repayment tenure. The DB grants loans with a tenure of up to 10 years (which includes a moratorium period of 18 months).

Interest Rate

Also, they offer flexible interest rates to borrowers. The interest rates of the Development Bank of Nigeria is favourable compared to those of commercial banks. The interest rate of the DBN loan is determined based on the loan tenure and reference to the market rates.

Pros

  • High loan amounts.
  • Low-interest rate.
  • Offers loan-term loans.
  • Flexible repayment tenure.

Cons

  • Loans are disbursed through financial institutions.
  • No quick loans.
  • Requires lots of documentation and paperwork.

Contact Information

  • Email Address: info@devbankng.com.
  • Phone number: +234-9-904-0000, +234-811-3841-699, 0700-0225-5326.

Head Office

  • Abuja Office: The Clan Place, Plot 1386A Tigris Crescent, Maitama.
  • Phone: +234-9-904-0000, +234-811-3841-699

Liaison Office

  • Lagos Office: Plot 952/953 Idejo Street, Victoria Island.
  • Phone: +234-1-906-4000

Conclusion

In summary, this article provided you with information about the DBN loan. This loan has proven to be instrumental in providing funding for small businesses in Nigeria.

If you are looking for where to get funding for your business, you can consider getting a loan from the development bank of Nigeria.

Top 30 Transactions You Can Do On The GTBank Mobile Banking App

GTBank

Guaranty Trust Bank is one of the commercial banks that has adopted the use of financial technology to facilitate its banking services. Through the GTBank mobile banking app, you can perform various transactions anywhere and anytime.

GTBank has a mobile app and a USSD code that her customers can use to execute the go. If you have an account with GTBank, it is imperative for you to know that the internet banking platform will help you to do several financial transactions with ease.

GTBank Mobile App

Regardless of the type of account, you have with the bank: savings, current or domiciliary, you will get to know the type of transactions the app allows you to make.

There are lots of features to enjoy on the GTBank mobile app. In this post, you will get to know about some transactions and features that you can do on the GTWorld mobile banking platform.

If you have an account with GTBank, you will have the need to use their internet banking service to do day-to-day transactions. As a matter of fact, there are lots of things that you can do on the GTBank mobile banking service.

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In this article, we will provide you with a list of the top transactions that you can do on the first bank mobile internet banking platform.

The world is in a digital era, in this millennium, technological innovations such as financial technology and mobile banking were created for helping you to perform financial transactions easily and quickly.

30 Easy Transactions You Can Do On The GTBank Mobile Banking App

GTWorld Banking App

Without much ado, below is a round down of the transactions that you can do on the GTbank mobile and internet banking system.

1. Account Overview

This app allows you to check your account balance. You are credited when money comes into your account and you are debited when money is removed from your account.

It is difficult for you to know the amount in your bank account without checking your account balance – especially if you do lots of transactions each day. The mobile app provides you with information about your account transactions.

2. Card Management Service

You can also manage your debit card or credit app from the GTBank mobile app. Due to the high rate of fraud and financial crimes, GTBank customers can manage everything connected to their accounts from the bank app.

3. Protect Your ATM Card

The GTBank mobile banking app allows you to protect your ATM card. If you notice that someone knows your PIN, you can change the ATM PIN right with the app.

4. Block Your ATM Card

If you lost your card or if your card gets stolen, you can block it with the GTWorld app. Never take chances when you lost your ATM card because scammers can drain everything in your account.

When you block your card, it becomes useless and the thief will not be able to get access to your account or tamper with your money.

5. Request For A New ATM Card

If your ATM card gets expired or you lost your former ATM card, you can request for a new ATM with the app.

6. Request For A Dollar Card

If you operate normal or standard savings or current account with GTB, by default your ATM card will be a Naira card. On the other hand, if you operate a domiciliary account, your credit card will be a Dollar card.

In case you need a dollar card to withdraw your funds, you can request the card from the GTBank app.

7. Request for Account Statement

You can get your account statement and view the history of your account transactions in the previous months. The account statement can be downloaded in PDF format for you to view later. There is an option to send your account statement to third parties.

8. Confirm A Cheque

Additionally, GTBank customers can use the bank’s mobile app to confirm a cheque.

9. Request For A New Cheque Book

If you need a new cheque book for your account, you can order and request a new cheque book from the app.

10. Cardless Withdrawal

The GTBank mobile app enables you to withdraw funds from your account without an ATM card. You don’t need to go to the bank or have an ATM card to withdraw your money.

Rather, the app has been designed for you to withdraw money from ATM machines without your credit and debit card. If you need cash urgently and you do not have your credit card with you, you can still withdraw money from your account.

11. Remita Payment

If you want to wish to make payment for Remita services such as JAMB ePIN, school fees, hostel fees etc, you can make the payment with the GTBank internet banking platform.

12. Send Money to GTBank Accounts

You have the option of sending money to other GTBank customers from the FirstMobile App. As you know, the transaction costs for sending money to First bank accounts is relatively low than sending money to other banks.

Since you can send money from the app, you do not need to fill deposit slips in the bank hall.

13. Transfer Money to Other Banks

Alternatively, you can send money to people who have an account with other banks in Nigeria. Financial transfers made on the GTBank mobile and internet banking platforms are known to be fast and secure.

14. Apply For Loans

You can also view the GTBank Loan offers and apply for the loan with the mobile app. The money will be sent to your GTBank account if your loan application is accepted.

15. Receive Bank Messages & Notifications

GTBank Mobile Banking

GTBank frequently sends messages about her latest offers, promotions, news and services to her customers. As a GTBank customer, you shouldn’t deform yourself and deny yourself the privilege of getting messages from the bank.

You can view messages and notifications on the bank’s mobile app.

16. Pay For Insurance

You can use the GTB mobile app to pay for the services of any insurance company in Nigeria.

17. Grow Your Savings

You can grow your savings and keep track of your savings in the GTBank mobile banking app.

18. Pay Taxes & Levies

Tax is a civic responsibility a good citizen is one who pays his or her taxes. You can pay your taxes and other community levies on the GTBank internet banking platform.

19. Pay Toll Fees

You can pay your toll fees on the GTBank mobile banking platform.

20. Pay Tithes & Offerings

Another transaction you can do on the app is to pay tithes and offerings. The payment is made to the account of your church or religious organization.

21. Pay Visa Fees

If you want to pay for Visa to leave the country, you can use the GTBank mobile app to make the payment.

22. Pay Flight Tickets

If you are planning to leave the country or travel to another part of the country by air, use the GTWorld app to pay for your flight tickets.

23. Book Hotels

Apart from booking and paying for your flight tickets, the GTBank internet mobile banking service enables you to book hotels.

24. Change Your Details

Furthermore, you can edit or change your bank details and data including your name, email address, phone number and other details associated with your account.

For instance, if you want to receive debit/credit alerts on a new phone number, the mobile app allows you to do this.

25. Buy Data

The GT Mobile app also allows you to purchase data for your smartphone. You can buy data on any network including MTN, Glo, 9Mobile and Airtel. Even if you are not buying for yourself, you can make use of the app to purchase data for other people.

26. Buy Airtime

Moreover, you have the option of buying airtime on your mobile phone. When you purchase airtime, the amount of airtime gets into your phone instantly without dialling any recharge card code.

Actually, this is a convenient way of recharging your phone in Nigeria. The GT Bank Airtime Recharge Code will help you to get airtime using the available funds in your bank account.

Asides from buying airtime for yourself, you can purchase airtime for other people including your friends and family members. You can buy airtime on any telecom network of your choice including MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo networks.

27. Pay Electricity Bills

If you looking for a reliable way to pay your electricity bills, then you can try using the GTBank mobile app. You can pay utility bills from the GTWorld mobile banking application.

28. Pay For Cable TV Subscription

You can make payment to subscribe to your DSTV, TSTV, StarTimes, GOTv, IrokoTV, MyTV, Montage cable TV, Mercy Television Ltd and other cable TV networks.

29. Pay For Internet Services

GTBank Mobile Internet Banking

Apart from the four major telecommunication networks (MTN, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel), there are other broadband internet service providers such as Ntel, Spectranet, Smile communications, Telnet Nigeria Ltd, Swift etc who offer internet-related services.

The GTB internet mobile banking allows you to make payments to subscribe and renew your internet subscription.

30. Pay School Fees And Tuition Fees

It is no more news that some schools and educational institutions allow parents to pay fees online. Paying the schools fees of your choice online is not only a secure way of making payment but it is hassle-free as well.

There are 200 schools in Nigeria that are enlisted on the GT mobile banking app. Some of these educational institutions include Abia State Polytechnic, Adesoye College, Adorable British College, Chrisland Schools, Jewels and Pearls Private School, Bishop House Schools and lots more.

If the school of your child or ward is listed in this app, it will be easy for you to make the school fees payment, payment for tuition fees and other fees required by the school.

GTBank Mobile App

Bottom Line

This article has shown you the transactions that you can do on the GTBank internet banking platform. GTWorld is the official mobile banking app of Guaranty Trust Bank, the app is available for smartphone users on Android and iOS. Conclusively, the GTWorld mobile app makes it possible for you to perform and process financial transactions with ease.

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