Iyanya’s response to being treated disrespectfully as a Nigerian artist.
Afroabeat singer, Iyanya has expressed his opinions about how Nigerian artists are disregarded and not given credit for their many hours of labour.
Singer Iyanya recently wrote on his social media platform about how individuals who don’t understand how and why these artists end up in difficult circumstances have mocked and insulted the journeys and difficulties of several Nigerian musicians, including himself.
The artist posted a lengthy article on social media in which he expressed his views. His social media post stated:
“2008 I won a keenly contested MTN Project Fame. Una say I no go far, say winners of competitions no Dey do well, recorded and released one of the biggest Afrobeat songs of all time “Kukere” una talk say ma fluke I give una “ur waist” una say e sounded like Kukere, I gave you sexy mama”.
“Flavor, away, applausdise, jombolo, gift, okamfo, Iyanu, Mr Oreo, kukere remix, Koma roll remix, Regea Blues remix, upto something, Le kwa ukwu. Recently gave you “like” Ft Davido x Kizz Danie, “one side” x Oneside remix, “sinner “ which is currently on #11 on Apple Top 100. And today i drop my second EP in 14 Months”
He continued by saying “The truth is, y’all disrespect people’s journey and expect others to respect yours. Yes after sometime I was out, now I’m back, the foundation for a new iyanya has been laid and the house is currently being built and I promise you, we will roof part of it soon.( music) Love you All, Remain Blessed”.