On December 7, 2008, Cross River born Iyanya was announced winner at the debut edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa, thus becoming the first winner to ever emerge from the West African series of the globally renowned reality TV platform.
And now, after an interesting year, recording with TY Mix, OJB, K solo, Wazbeat, performing across the length and breadth of Nigeria and enjoying his status as one of the countryâ€™s fastest- rising talents, the handsome singer is now finally ready to hit the streets with his debut album.
This Sunday October 4, he will host select guests at the Ultima Studio, in Omole, Lagos- the same place he was announced winner at Project Fame 2008.
His album will feature contributions from DJ Zeez, Faze, MI and Bokwilla and production contributions from TY Mix and K Solo.
The album title and full track listing will be revealed at the Sunday event.
Fresh from performing at the New York Fashion festival on September 13 2009, Iyanya dished out a fantastic performance at the MTN Project Fame season 2 finals on Saturday September 26, 2009. Already, two new singles of the album titled â€˜Shayeâ€™ (featuring Zeez), and â€˜Love Trulyâ€™ are enjoying rare newspaper reviews and heavy rotation on radio stations across the continent.
The Sunday event tagged â€˜Symphony of Iyanyaâ€™ will not only serve as an album and video premiere, but also a concert with performances from Iyanya and a few of his friends.
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk discovered his talents for singing during his childhood while singing in the church. He later started singing at weddings and then got an offer to perform regularly at Channel view Hotel Calabar.
He is a graduate of Business Management from the University of Calabar.