Synonyms for iyanya or Related words with iyanya

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Examples of "iyanya"
On 16 October 2013, 360Nobs reported that Iyanya became an ambassador for Solo Phones Nigeria, a mobile phone company situated at Computer Village, Ikeja. The one-year deal was reportedly worth $220,000 (35 million naira). In addition, Iyanya got a 2014 Toyota Prado from the deal. In 2013, the "Daily Independent" newspaper reported that Iyanya also signed a one-year deal with "Zinox Computers" (Nigeria's first certified branded computers) worth $300,000. The deal will feature Iyanya on Zinox billboards and in TV commcercials.
On October 4, 2009, Iyanya hosted a concert dubbed the "Symphony of Iyanya" to celebrate the release of the album. The concert was held at Ultima Studios in Omole, Lagos.
During an interview with Toolz, Iyanya said that D'banj reached out to him to do the remix. He went on to say that he was honored to work with D'banj. Furthermore, Iyanya said they would be shooting a video for the remix. However, the music video was never shot and Iyanya went on to released music videos for "Ur Waist" and several other singles.
On 25 November 2012, Iyanya performed at comedian AY Makun show held at the INDIGO2 arena. To promote his second album in the UK, Iyanya headlined the "Iyanya vs. Desire" concert. It started in London and ended in Manchester. The London concert was held at the INDIGO2 arena on 9 June 2013. It featured performances from Tonto Dikeh and Emma Nyra. On 14 June 2013, the Manchester concert commenced and featured performances from Emma Nyra and DRB Lasgidi. Iyanya and his label mate Emma Nyra went on a mini tour across the U.S and Canada in early 2013. Iyanya performed at the Shrine in Chicago on 11 April 2013. He also performed at the African Muzik Magazine launch on 12 April 2013, which was held in Dallas, Texas. Iyanya serenaded Grammy Award nominee Melanie Fiona at the LTB Jean store in Soho, New York, and performed at the world-renowned New York Fashion Week.
The meaning behind "Desire" stems from the concept of one having an alter ego. In a nutshell, Iyanya compares and contrasts his dualistic personalities, saying: "Desire was just an R & B guy with a great voice who took time to write music and talk about his feelings but just a few people appreciate Desire. Desire never made so much money. Desire always begged for shows, hustles for everything but Iyanya is global. Iyanya is accepted by all." Iyanya started working on "Iyanya vs. Desire" after wrapping up his debut album, "My Story". He got inspired to record the hit single, "Kukere", during a visit to his hometown of Calabar. During the same visit, Iyanya realized that the Etighi dance didn't have a unique song to it. In order to popularize the dance, he teamed up with producer D'Tunes and recorded "Kukere".
After graduating from the University of Calabar, he worked in a hotel and sang karaoke at a local bar he managed. Iyanya began developing his vocal abilities at local bars which include: Fiesta Fries Bar, Mirage Nite Club, and West-Life. Iyanya cited British singer Craig David and American hip hop artist R. Kelly as his key musical influences. Iyanya was motivated to pursue music professionally after watching the celebrity lifestyle of 2 Face Idibia and Olu Maintain. Iyanya started as a rapper, going by the name "Lofty".
Iyanya began recording his debut album after winning the 2008 MTN "Project Fame West Africa" competition.
OJB also produced albums and songs for Faze, Iyanya, D'banj, Durella, Wizkid, Yemi Alade etc. to mention a few.
Demola OG of NotJustOk added: "An already huge national track, Kukere is going to get bigger and move further. Iyanya gets D’banj on the Kukere remix and as you can imagine it is fiya. Been a long time coming, Iyanya continues to become bigger and bigger."
A dance music and dancehall-inspired track, "Sexy Mama" was written by both Iyanya and Wizkid, while its production was handled by D'Tunes. Its lyrics revolve around a male protagonist developing interest in a woman he met at a dance club. Iyanya joyfully sings: "Girl your dance makes me crazy / I'm feeling your sexy waist / And this is still the baseline".
Damilare Aiki of "BellaNaija" said: "When MTN Project Fame West Africa season 1 winner – Iyanya, released Kukere in March 2012, it was no doubt that the song would quickly become a national anthem as it was a breath of fresh air from Iyanya, who had previously released other buzz worthy singles including Love Truly and I’m the One."
In 2015, Suzanna released the ´Vitoria´ album, including duets with Machel Montano (Trinidad), Iyanya (Nigeria) and Vinicius D´black (Brazil.
After winning MTN's "Project Fame West Africa", Iyanya began recording his debut album "My Story". It was released by CN Media Imprint. The album showed Iyanya's versatility as an R&B artist, particularly on the self-titled track "Iyanya" and "Love Truly". Iyanya's debut album was a commercial failure due to problems with distribution and promotion.
Sexiest Acts". The CEO Dancers have worked with the likes of D'Banj, Iyanya, Rihanna, Wizkid, Awilo Longomba, Tiwa Savage, P-Square among other notable acts.
The discography of Iyanya consists of two studio albums, twenty two singles (including ten as featured artist), five promotional singles, and fourteen music videos.
Temitayo Ibitoye better known as Tee-Y Mix is known not just for mixing but also producing, he also produced for Iyanya, Seyi Shay, Chidinma, Darey and more.
Iyanya was born on Palm Street in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. His mother was a head mistress and his father was a forester. Iyanya has described his mother as the household disciplinarian, while his father was the gentler of the two. His parents died in 2008, his mother, 42 years old, and his father, 50 years old. Iyanya's elder brother died around the same time of his parents' death. Iyanya's grandfather was a clergyman. Iyanya used to sing in his church's choir and was the choir master for the children's choir at age 5. Iyanya completed his primary, secondary, and university education in Calabar. He is a business management graduate from the University of Calabar.
The music video, directed by Clarence Peters, was shot at Suntan Beach in Badagry. A behind the scenes video was uploaded onto YouTube on August 23, 2012. Iyanya mentioned Yvonne Nelson, Tonto Dikeh, and Tiwa Savage on the song. A controversy arose during his freestyle on Tim Westwood's Crib Sessions. Iyanya initially said: "Yvonne Nelson, I have Your medicine", but replaced it with "Yvonne Nelson, I lost your medicine" during the freestyle.
In 2008, KCee from KC Presh convinced Iyanya to partake in the first season of "Project Fame West Africa". Iyanya emerged the winner of the competition after battling numerous people who had the same aspirations as him. The 2008 MTN-sponsored "Project Fame" competition was the beginning of Iyanya's musical career. Unlike many people who dwindle after a major competition, Iyanya's success had just begun.
"Flavor" (also spelt "Flavour") is a song recorded by Nigerian recording artist Iyanya for his second studio album, "Desire" (2013). It was released as the record's third commercial single on 10 November 2012 through Made Men Music Group, a record label he co-owns with his manager, Franklin Ube. Written by the singer and produced by long-time collaborator D'Tunes, "Flavor" is a highlife and pop-influenced song. It features Iyanya questioning his lover through repetitive lyrics.