Iyanya Reacts To Being Disrespected As A Nigerian Artist


Iyanya has shared his thoughts on Nigerian artists being disrespected and not being acknowledged for their hard work over time.

Singer Iyanya, in a recent post on his social media platform, spoke on how the journey and struggles of some Nigerian artists, such as himself, have been ridiculed and disrespected by people who do not understand how and why these artists find themselves in such situations.

The singer shared a lengthy post on social media where he voiced out his opinion. His post on social media read:

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 song 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.

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

The singer shared his thought after the negative reactions from social media users following his contribution to the statement made by Davido on who led the global afrobeats trend.

His post read:

Omo I remember when “kukere” was really hot after a few months

@burnaboy dropped “Like to party” fear catch me, na so I enter studio record “ Ur Waist” Lol rest is history.

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