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Iyanya ready for business, releases debut album

Iyanya Mbbuk was crowned winner of the maiden edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa.

Talented singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk,  who we have all come to refer to as Iyanya in the past 16 months is out with his debut album.

Titled My story, the 14- tracker was released in Nigeria few weeks back.
The album is a multi_ faced body of work which covers all aspects of life from the point of view of the rising singer.

My story tells the tale of a typical Nigerian youth trying to climb the ladder of success. “I made the album in a way that every Nigerian can relate to it”, Iyanya who was a resident club singer before entering the MTN Project Fame West Africa contest in 2008 says.

He is not in this alone as some of his older colleagues,  DJ Zeez, Faze and MI are major contributors on the inaugural project. MI appears on Gbadun You, DJ Zeez on Shaye while Faze appears on No time. Also, fast rising act Buckywilla gets a chance to show he is not a flash in the pan as he adds some reggae feel to the re-mix of Love Truly.

With production input from TY Mix, ID Cabasa, OJB and Wazz Beats, My story is themed around an autobiographical account of Iyanya’s life. And, of course, there’s the usual party cuts, songs centred around sweet love_ turned_ sour_turned_ sweet_ again…

Iyanya Mbuk discovered his talent 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.

The Business Management graduate’s career took a remarkable twist when he performed at the New York Fashion festival on September 13, 2009 and got a chance to sing to Grammy award nominee Melanie Fiona at the LTB Jean store in Soho New York.

A thrilled Fiona told fans she was excited by Iyanya’s gesture “He is so talented! And I mean, for once,  I’m having someone perform for me. All my life, I’ve been doing all the performing.”


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