Iyanya at The Ritz, Manchester
IYANYA Live in Concert
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Award-winning African singer Iyanya will play The Ritz in Manchester on 10th October. The Nigerian artist, who fuses R&B with African rhythms, returns to the UK for a night of body-popping rhythms. The show follows his recent appearance on ‘The Evolution’, a compilation of artists from his Made Men Music Group label. Iyanya’s last solo album was last year’s ‘Iyanya vs. Desire’.
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, who goes by his first name as a musician, is best known for his song ‘Kulere’ and winning singing competition MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2008. Victory in the talent contest helped spark his career into life after a spell working in a hotel and singing karaoke in the bar there. A keen lover of US and British music, Iyanya has said that R. Kelly and Craig David are his biggest musical influences. It’s possible to detect shades of both in his smooth grooves. ‘My Story’ his debut album, followed his success with MTN’s show. After that, came a series of nominations for African music awards, with Iyanya’s most recent success coming at The Headies (Nigerian music awards) last year. He won Best Pop Single.
Iyanya toured America successfully last year and this year’s European shows look set to be just as explosive. With the crowd participating in a his dance routine as they do wherever he perfroms, Iyanya’s set at The Ritz will offer an exciting opportunity to catch one of Africa’s most exciting new talents up close.
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