[News] Iyanya opens up on why he left Triple MG and how Don Jazzy healed him

Nigerian singer and Kukere crooner, Iyanya has finally opened up about the reason he left Made Men Music and his partner Ubi Franklin whom he revealed betrayed his trust and broke him.
Speaking about the reason for his silence, Iyanya revealed that contrary to the popular
belief people have come to accept that he sold his shares in Made Men Music, he didn’t do that rather he left because there was so much Darkness in the record label.
What people don’t know is, I
didn’t sell my share. People see
me and say oh. why did you sell
your share? I didn’t sell my
shares, I left Made Men at the
time because there was so
much darkness. In the midst of
all the wings, I decided to let
that go… shout out
to Jazzy… Jazzy gave me that
platform to put music out
because I left Made Men and I
didn’t want anything from Made
Men, so Jazzy just said look,
men, you’ve built something
over the years and starting all
over it’s not going to be as
easy as you think, so just put
out music from here and work
on something. So people really
thought I signed to Mavin but it
wasn’t like a legal signing, it
was just love. And then Temple
Music came, when Temple
music came, I loved the vision, I
loved the dream and I was like
Okay, let me try this! and that
was when I released Up To
Something, Hold On, I mean,
Good Vibes. And after that, it
was time for me to move,
because I felt like I got to the
point where I have to put out
my own thing, have my own
family, have my own team, me
and Alex…
Going back to his time with Made Men Music, Iyanya explained what he meant as the “darkness” when referring to his time with the record label, Iyanya stated that in as
much as he would prefer not to delve into that issue, he also believes that sometimes you have to clear the air and people need to hear the truth as it is. He said; When I said it was darkness, I was not myself anymore
because I felt like there was no
trust anymore. Because at the
time I was singing I co-owned
Made Men with Ubi but I later
realized that my name was not
in any of the forms I signed…
and I was broken… and that was
the beginning of me just saying
to hell with everything.” The
hurt of being betrayed could
still be felt in his voice as he
looked like his mind went back
to that time. He continued “To
be honest, Mr. Amanju Pinnick
was the one that brought us
together because at that point,
my spirit, my mind, my soul left
the whole thing, at that point I
was like I don’t care, I’m going
to start all over, as long as I’m
happy. as long as I’m in a good
space to make music, I’m fine.
Speaking about his time with Mavin Records; when Don jazzy took him in as a member of the Mavin family, Iyanya revealed that the
relationship was pone he needed at that time because it came as a healing process for him after what he experienced with Ubi
Franklin. That was healing for me, that was the best time of whole
situation I was in, that was the
best moment because Jazzy
just opened his family and said
look, you’re one of us and
everybody just showed me that
love coz it came from Jazzy. So
from Jazzy to Tiwa, to Baby
Fresh to everybody, it was just
love and that really gave me life
because, to be honest with you,
I was broken. Like I was
broken! Speaking of Ubi and if they’ve made amends to all that happened, Iyanya said he has
confronted Ubi but he didn’t mention Ubi’s reaction or response to the confrontation,
rather he stated that people still believe he was the one who wronged Ubi with questions like “Why you do that to your guy?” with
more accusations like “after all the things he did for him (Iyanya), he left him for Temple.
Moving on, Iyanya revealed he hasn’t been quiet and he has an EP coming out soon,
The Rebirth EP which will feature a lot of collaborations with industry mate and all he
wants right now is to move on with life with
no drama. The singer also revealed he has the intention to go into politics later in life to help the people of Calabar with his influence.
is he in a relationship? Well, he didn’t reveal
because he said everything that makes it to the public gets ruined by the public.
We wish the singer all the best and hope he resolves whatever issue he said might be lingering somewhere with Temple Music
because he said the record label still hasn’t accepted his exit as they believe the time for his contract with them hasn’t expired.


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