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No 5: Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk ‘ Iyanya’ – Top 30 Naija Most Successful Artistes in the year 2019



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The 2019 Naija Top 30 Artistes measures and ranks Nigeria’s prominent recording artistes by blending data from AC’s most influential charts, with album and track sales (both digital and physical), radio airplay, streaming, downloads from top African (Nigerian) entertainment sites, social media fan interaction, as well as YouTube and Eflex9jablog’s views.

SEE ALSO: No 6: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun ‘Wizkid’ – Top 30 Naija Most Successful Artistes in the year 2019

In short Top 30 Naija Artistes provides a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of Nigerian recording artiste by popularity.


Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk popularly known by his stage name Iyanya is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer.

Background

Iyanya was born on the 31st of October, 1986 in Calabar, Cross River State to the family of a forester father and a head mistress mother. He attended primary and secondary school. He started singing in his church choir when he was still young and eventually became the choir master of the children’s choir. He went on to study business management at the University of Calabar. Sadly he lost both his parents and his elder brother in 2008.

Music Career

Iyanya started his music career with signing at local bars and rapping with the stage name ‘Lofty’. He went on to participate in the MTN sponsored reality TV show Project Fame and became the winner of the first edition of the show in 2008.

Winning the show gave his music career a much needed boost. His first studio album however did not do well, he was not deterred still. His follow up album Desire which was supported with top charting singles like Kukere and Your Waist were thankfully huge successes that garnered him global acclaim and made him a household name. Then the endorsements started pouring in, he signed a one year deal with Solo Phones Nigeria and also signed another one year deal with Nigeria’s first indigenous branded computers-Zinox Computers.

His third studio album Applaudise was released on the 19th of September, 2015.

Iyanya left Made Men Music Group (a record label which he co-founded with Ubi Franklin in 2011) for Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records in 2016.

Awards

Best Pop Single award at the The Headies in 2012 Won

Artist of the Year award at The Headies in 2013

Hottest Single of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013

Best Dance in a Video award at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2014

Nominations

Song of the Year award at the The Headies in 2012

Best Contemporary Afro (Live Beats choice) award at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2012

African Artiste of the Year award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2013

Musician of the Year (Male) award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2013

Most Popular Song of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2013

Best Use of Visual Effects Video award at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2013

Best International Performance award at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2013

Most Gifted Male Video award at the Channel O Music Video Awards in 2013

Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013

Best R&B/Pop Album award at The Headies in 2013

Album of the Year award at The Headies in 2013 Nominated

Best Pop Single award at The Headies in 2013

Song of the Year award at The Headies in 2013

Best High Life Video award at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2013

Best Use of Choreography Video award at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2013

Musician of the Year (Male) award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014

Best Male West Africa award at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2014

World’s Best Song award at the World Music Awards   in 2014

World’s Best Video award at the World Music Awards in 2014

World’s Best Male Artist award at the World Music Awards in 2014

World’s Best Live Act award at the World Music Awards in 2014

World’s Best Entertainer of The Year award at the World Music Awards in 2014

Net Worth

Iyanya’s net worth is estimated to be N1.8 billion.

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