Few days after Iyanya’s return to his home town, Calabar, the Executive Governor Of Cross-River State, Sen. (Prof.) Ben Ayade activated the Icon’s office as Ambassador For Tourism and Entertainment. Hours later, he recorded a Celebratory Masterpiece to set the tempo for the Annual Calabar Carnival as a token of appreciation to Cross-Riverians and the State Government.
As we bid sweet November Goodbye, we welcome the month of good tidings with a positive, feel good vibe. Get ready for IYANYA x DUNCAN MIGHTY! Both Produced by Yung Alpha .Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk (born 31 October 1986), better known by his stage name Iyanya, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single “Kukere”.He co-founded the record label Made Men Music Group with Ubi Franklin in 2011.
He released his debut studio album, My Story, in 2011. It was supported by the singles “No Time” and “Love Truly”. Desire, his second studio album, contained the singles “Kukere”, “Ur Waist”, “Flavour”, “Sexy Mama”, and “Jombolo”. He won the Artist of the Year award at The Headies 2013. In October 2016, Iyanya announced via Instagram that he signed a record deal with Mavin Records,after signing a management deal with Temple Management Company months before.He first announced his intentions to leave Made Man Music Group in July 2016.
Iyanya was born on Palm Street in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.His mother was a head mistress and his father was a forester. Iyanya has described his mother as the household disciplinarian, while his father was the gentler of the two. His parents died in 2008, his mother, 42 years old, and his father, 50 years old. Iyanya’s elder brother died around the same time of his parents’ death.