Iyanya

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Birthday
31, 1986
Birthplace
Calabar, Nigeria
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1986 (age 32)
Birthplace
Calabar, Nigeria

About

Famous for his hit single "Kukere," this Nigerian R&B and Afropop artist was the 2008 winner of the Project Fame West Africa reality talent competition. He went on to receive the Artist of the Year honor at the 2013 Hip Hop World Awards.

Before Fame

After earning a degree in business from the University of Calabar, he began performing in Nigerian bars and clubs.

Trivia

He released his debut album, My Story, in 2009. Four years later, he recorded his second album, Desire.

Family Life

He and his older brother grew up in Calabar, Nigeria. His parents both passed away in 2008.

Associated With

In 2013, he came across Canadian-born, Grammy-nominated singer Melanie Fiona and sang to her in front of a New York City LTB Jeans shop.