So a few months ago Iyanya parted ways with the label he co-founded with best friend Ubi Franklin, many assumed their parting of ways left some bad blood between the business partners and friends, however that was immediately debunked by Franklin.
And now Iyanya has made a bold new move that no one saw coming. Yesterday he and Don Jazzy revealed on their social media accounts that he had signed on to Mavin Records.
The Mavin boss took to his twitter page to make the big announcement, sharing a picture with the Kukere master he wrote,
SMD is pleased to welcome @Iyanya to the Mavin Family. Pls join us to welcome him & let the world know that we #Up2Sumting. #MavinActivated
Iyanya replied by reposting the picture and confirming his Mavin activation.
Many are surprised that an established artiste like Iyanya would sign to Mavin which is largely known as a label that takes unknown artistes and turns them into stars.
One twitter user asked Don Jazzy why on earth he would sign Iyanya to which he replied,
No man is an island. Our business does not forbid big strategic partnerships sir. https://t.co/mhcHNIPiQJ
— DON JAZZY (@DONJAZZY) October 31, 2016
Iyanya has also confirmed a single featuring Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid will be released any day now.
Will this bold move work for Iyanya, whose last album struggled to make an impact. Only time will tell. He’s such a talented artiste, I can’t wait to hear what he and Mavin have in store.
Image Credit: Don Jazzy/Twitter