5 ways Iyanya is bringing sexy back at 30


Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly referred to as Iyanya, is a recording artiste who was thrown into the spotlight when he won Project Fame West Africa in 2008.

As the Calabar-born performer turned 30 and announced his membership of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records on Monday, we take a look at five ways he is bringing sexy back.

  1. His Songs

With songs that scream sexuality like ‘Oreo’, ‘Gift’, ‘Ur Waist’, ‘Sexy Mama’, ‘Le Kwa Ukwu’ and ‘Baby Daddy’, this musician definitely knows how to make his female fans long for more.

  1. His Body

The University of Calabar graduate has an amazingly chiselled body that makes him a fan favourite. He brings back sexiness whenever he takes off his shirt while performing or during photo shoots. He sure lives by the “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” rule.

  1. His Style

Whether in a suit, jeans and shirt or just chilling in a robe, Iyanya has an enviable style. Looking good in whatever he wears is an art that he has mastered to perfection and his followers tend to pick up one or two of his fashion sense.

  1. Women

The ‘Flavour’ singer is never short of women. He was once linked to Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson. Then he was in a rumoured affair with Instagram skin care specialist, Freda Francis, and then a Liberian girl. Women might come with fame but Iyanya is just notorious with his love affairs.

  1. His Voice

Some people might have forgotten but Iyanya won a singing competition because (not entirely) of his voice. He has a sonorous voice that could put a baby to sleep but he does not perform ballads as much as he used to. He once said in an interview that he wanted to be a versatile artiste. Many people believe he switched from R&B to Afrobeat because he wanted to make money.