The winner of MTN Project Fame, a music talent show, in 2008, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk better known as Iyanya, has announced his impending exit from Made Men Music Group (MMG), his record label of over four years.
The 29-year-old singer, who is a co-owner of the label, made the announcement on Monday morning, through his Instagram page in which he said
“I’ll be launching my new label and new album soon”.
The University of Calabar graduate started his music career in the R&B genre where he thrived with Love Truly and Iyanya, popular songs on ‘My Story’, his 2009 album. The underwhelming performance of the afore mentioned singles and the lack of commercial acceptability, led to Iyanya subsequent switched to Afropop. In 2012, his kekere single was a nationwide hit and its accompanying video featured Etighi, a dance style that originated from Calabar.
Iyanya hit the limelight after winning the second edition of MTN Project Fame, a music talent show, in 2008. According to his Instagram bio, is still signed to MMMG who handles his bookings alongside Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants (UPGMC).
In 2014, Iyanya, Tekno, Baci, Emma Nyra and Selebobo, artistes signed to Triple MG, released a joint album titled ‘The Evolution’. cond artiste to leave the record label after Emma Nyra departed the outfit in 2014.