There is a Twitter-birthed movement called ‘Marlians‘.
The movement is synonymous with ‘followers’ of popular Nigerian artiste – Naira marley. Naira Marley has songs such as “Bad Influence” , “O Por”, “Mafo”, “Soapy”, as well as several others.Naira Marley has a huge millennial followership.
It is not clear why, but from my point of view.it is due to the fact that Naira seem to bring out that uncouth, street, no holds barred part of young people.
However, Nigerians do not really know what it means to be a Marlian.I have decided to deciper the Marlian membership code. See what it means to be a Marlian below and decide if you are one or not.
Marlians place little value on formal education
Marlians are the type that will skip classes in order to focus on their hustle or just for the fun of it. They are of the opinion that formal education is over rated. After all, many billionaires were university drop-outs.
Marlians are very explicit.
Marlians do not shy away from using s*xually explicit language. So, if you still can’t use such words with a straight face, you are not a Marlian!
Marlians are not guided by constituted authority. They say whatever they feel like saying.
Marlians are not afraid of an invitation from EFCC or any other law enforcement agency. They are lion-hearted. You are not a Marlian, if SARS still scare the hell out of you. Marlians can dance Soapy in church.
Marlians are very s*xually active -multiple partners.
Fidelity do not matter to Marlians. They are clear about their intentions are see through with it.
Marlians are non-conformists fashion-wise and generally
Marlians Do not wear Belts. Zero Belt-Thousand Trousers.
Marlians do not follow societal rules of fashion. They make their own rules. A Marlian can wear mini-skirt to a holy communion service.
Generally, the Marlian movement is a based on total freedom from societal expectations and that in itself is not entirely a bad thing, as long as you are ready and willing to take full responsibility for your actions.