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Entertainment Iyanya: 10 Things to Learn From His Latest London Interview

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Iyanya, top Nigerian singer known for his 'Kukere' hit single and many others recently granted an interview in London where he spoke about a broad spectrum of things and issues including his music, his label, Made Men Music, his lifestyle and quite a number of things.

We have however, extracted a total of 10 interesting things/facts we learnt from the singer's interview.

  • He shot the musical video for his hit single, 'Mr. Oreo' in New York City
  • He recently embarked on a a tour of the UK with members of his record label, Made Men Music (Triple MG)
  • To break into the mainstream, he is presently working on having collaborations with the likes of 'Angel' (already done) and other UK artistes like Sneakbo and Wretch 32
  • He recently met R.Kelly on his (Kelly's) birthday and would really like to work with him on his next album
  • Iyanya co-owns Made Men Music record label with his manager and members of the team include Selebobo, Tekno Miles, Baci and Emma Nyra
  • The album, 'The Evolution,' took a couple of months to get ready
  • He is always inspired by American rapper, Jay-Z
  • Iyanya's favourite Jay-Z song is Holy Grail.
  • Other prominent personalities who inspires Iyanya are music producer and songwriter, Ryan Leslie, Hollywood actor and singer, Tyrese and Don Jazzy
  • He believe an artiste should never stop dashing into the studio to record

Source: OkayAfrica