- Many have wandered whether the rise of Tekno is what made Iyanya leave MMMG
- Some even want to know why Iyanya is not married
- The Hold On crooner divulged everything in this exclusive interview with NAIJ.com
NAIJ.com recently spoke to musician and Mavin Records artiste Iyanya and he divulged a lot of information on issues many have been clamoring to get answers to.
He spoke about his journey to Mavin Records, whether Tekno was the one who sent him packing from MMMG, the rise of Wizkid, why he is still single and why he ‘loves’ Bisola from BBNaija. He even made a jingle for NAIJ.com!
Why he named his EP Signature
You know when you go to a bank to collect money, you have to sign your own signature and that move signifies your authority. So by naming my EP Signature, I’m saying to the fans that Iyanya is here to stay.
Why he moved to Mavin Records
It made sense for me to make that move. I co-owned MMMG and we had achieved success in every sense but as a musician, I felt it was time to do more. I chose Mavin because it is the biggest label in Africa and having Don Jazzy as the leader is a blessing. Jazzy is a Music god who has been in the game since forever. I have to say that there is no hard feeling between me and anybody its just business. Before I made that move, I checked it out. I didn’t just wake up in the morning and run to sign even Jazzy made sure I was okay with all the terms that they offered me.
Whether it was Tekno’s success that made him jump ship
I am of the school of thought that people are entitled to their opinions as long as I am okay with the move that I made, I am fine. I am happy for Tekno he is a hard worker and I am happy to see him where he is and I pray for more success for him. Why should there be bad blood between me and Tekno? There is enough space for everyone to fly.
Why he and producer DTunes don’t work together anymore
Me and DTunes are cool in fact we still have unfinished business. It’s not everyone who stops working together that has beef. Sometimes you guys can decide to try other things.
On his relationship status
I am single and searching and it’s not easy to date a musician. Musicians are crazy! When these relationships don’t work, it’s not because I am bad, it’s just what it is. People that are judging me if you check their lives, they are serial heartbreakers. I’m single because I have not found somebody that is ready to take me for me.
Watch his very revealing interview below: