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Iyanya Recounts How He Begged to Perform at Shows Last Year December

Afropop singer, Iyanya is counting his blessings as the year comes to an end while recounting how he begged to perform in shows in 2021.

Photo of Iyanya

He revealed this time last year was gloomy as he only had one paid show performance.

Seeing he wanted to remain in the public’s eyes, the “Kukere” master confessed to having pleaded for the chance to perform free of charge at two shows.

However, one year later, Iyanya expresses gratitude to God for changing the narrative because he’s fully booked for the month.

According to him, this December is by far the busiest for him as he wakes up to alerts for shows daily.

Photo of Iyanya performing on stagre

He said: “Last year December 2021, I performed at 3 shows, one paid and I begged to perform at 2 just to be seen.

2022 December, I wake up and every day to alerts for shows, haven’t had this kind of busy December since 2017. 20+ shows in on month. God Thank you.”

In another post, the “Like” singer listed some steps he took to be better in his career this year.

“Someone just asked what I did differently.
1. Took stock of all my mistakes, blamed and forgave myself.

2.reunited with my former partner and Manager
@ubifranklin1 and he reminded me of how we started and we went back to that’s same plan.

3. Setup recording camps

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4. Created new music and was consisted, followed new and emerging trends.

5. Used my social media platforms well.

6. Stayed positive.

Iyanya is a Nigerian singer and performer who rose to popularity after winning the MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2008.

He released his debut album titled “My Story” in 2011. He also released the singles “No Time” and “Love Truly” to support his first album.

His second album had singles such as “Kukere”, “Ur Waist”, “S**y Mama”, “Jombolo”, and “Flavour”. After the album, he won the Artist of the Year Award at The Headies in 2013.

Iyanya enrolled in the University of Calabar in Cross River State, from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management before venturing into music in 2008.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

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