Iyanya Biography – Net Worth , Age , Songs , New Record Label (Net Worth is $12.5m)
This is Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, Iyanya Biography , His Net Worth , Age , Songs , cars , House and his new Record Label . I know must of you are not aware he has ended his Tripple MMMG Music Label to join another label, if you want to know what really happened that is more reason you should continue reading . First of all, we are going to be looking at his biography .
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk better knwon by his mononym Iyanya, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer born on Palm Street in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He was born on teh 31 of October 1986 . Iyanya’s 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. The Kukere singer lost his parents when he was growing up and in the same period he also lost his elder brother which made his life very difficult . His grandfather on the other side was a clergyman who find joy doing the work of the lord .
Iyanya atended University of Calabar, and he was working in a local hotel where he used to hustle so that he can get his daily bread . He was the manager of the local bar , at some point he began to sing at the bar and from there he started developing his vocal abilities . He was really determined to make it in life and he use to listen to songs done by Craig David and American hip hop artist R Kelly , he also mentioned them as musical influences. His motivation came after watching the celebrity lifestyle of 2 Face Idibia and Olu Maintain. Though , he started off his career as a rapper but later switched to singing .
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In 2008 , KC Presh group convinced Iyanya to participate in the coveted MTN’s first ever Project Fame singing competition. he yeilded to the advise and purchased the form . Fortunately for Iyanya , he emerhed the winner of the competition after battling with numerous contestants .
Iyanya became very famous after he won The 2008 MTN Project Fame Competition . This marked the beginning of Iyanya’s musical career. Apart from Iyanya , MTN Project Fame has given fame to many Nigerian singers not forgeting the likes of Chindima , Praiz and many more .
After he won the MTN’s Project Fame, he began to work very hard to release his first album My Story. This album was not that successful which could be trace down to commercial failure due to problems with distribution and promotion. After that failure of his album , he didn’t give up . In 2012, he released his biggest single Kukere and that was how he rose to prominence so fast .
It all happened in 2012/2013 , when he was looking for something to hit us with and he went to his home town Calabar , when he got there he saw how people was dancing Etighi . He thought it wise to do a song that would popularize the dance that originated in Calabar. Iyanya teamed up with producer DTunes and recorded “Kukere” . This song is Iyanya’s greatest success in the industry . After Kukere , he released another banging single, “Ur Waist” which became a national anthem in Nigeria and Ghana because he recently broke up with Ghollywood actress Yvonne Nelson when he recorded the song .
BREAKING NEWS : Iyanya leaves MMMG Records to join Don Jazzy’s Mavin
Yes o! Iyanya has left his own MMMG Records to join Don Jazzy’s Mavin records and i guess this might shock you . We understood that things hasn’t been going well with the label of late . The first falling out was Iyanya and Ubi Franklin sharing their rice , the label has been kind of suffering because Iyanya has failed to release a new hit to keep the lebel relevant .
Some media personalities has aired their opinion about Iyanya leaving MMMG records , some called it failure why some see it as a chance to spring up again . I think Don baba and Iyanya are good pair and they have even released two new single which i can’t judge right now, one of the songs is Up To Something ft. Don Jazzy & Dr Sid . Nevertheless, i expect to see Iyanya at the top asap .
This gist is everywhere in the country , but i don’t really think this is a big deal .
Iyanya is an ambassador for Solo Phones Nigeria, a mobile phone company situated at Computer Village, Ikeja. This deal was made valid on October 16, 2013 . We gathered that he got a 2014 Toyota Prado from the deal.
He is the brand ambassador for Zinox Computers (Nigeria’s first certified branded computers). This deal is said to worth nothing less than $300,000
Awards and Nominations
Iyanya won Best Dance in a Video at African Muzik Magazine Awards 2014
He won Artist of the Year at The Headies
HE also won Hottest Single of the Year with the song Kukere at Nigeria Entertainment Awards
He won Best Pop Single at The Headies 2012 with the song Kukere .
He was nominated for Best Contemporary Afro (Live Beats choice) atNigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)
He was nominated for Most Popular Song of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards
He was nominated for Musician of the Year (Male) at People Entertainment Awards
He was nominated for Ghana Music Awards at People Entertainment Awards
Iyanya was nominated for Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Nominated for Most Gifted Male Video at Channel O Music Video Awards
Nominated for Best International Performance at Soul Train Music Awards
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) — Best High Life Video — Best Use of Choreography–Best Use of Visual Effects
The Headies Nominations — Album of the Year–Best Pop Single–Song of the Year
Iyanya is an automobile lover and he has alot of expensive cars well parked in his compound