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Why I Quit Music – Iyanya Finally Speaks Out



When Iyanya released his hit single Kukere over 10 years ago in 2011, he immediately shot up the musical ranks and became one of the most popular and most commercially successful artistes of the time. He followed Kukere up with other hits including Ur Waist, Sexy Mama, Jombolo, Mr. Oreo, and more.

Then, he went M.I.A. Iyanya completely left the music industry for a number of years and now, all these years later, he is back and explaining why exactly he had to quit music for some time. In his own words, here’s why Iyanya said he had to quit music.

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Speaking about if he actually quit music all those years we didn’t see him and why he did it, Iyanya said:

Yeah, I did. I left. Because everything happened so fast you know? I won Project Fame. After 2 years, everything changed. Tours up and down. You know, you need to take some time off and get your mind right and then come back.

First of all let me say big up to my fans, I love my fans. You know with the heat comes the pressure, the ups and downs, and the fans don’t really see all that. So you as the artiste, you have to be honest. Take some time off and do what’s right. So it was very intentional for me to leave and come right back. I knew I was going to be famous, but I didn’t know it was going to be that huge and I wasn’t ready for it. So the effects on me wasn’t good so I had to take some time off.

Being number 1, there is a lot of pressure that comes with that and if you’re not careful, it could break you. I can tell you, the truth is it was crazy. Mentally and otherwise. You don’t know when you become a version of yourself that you don’t even know, you don’t want to be, and you don’t even like. So you need to take some time.

For those 3 years I was gone, I had to shutdown. I had to because mentally I was gone. If I didn’t, I won’t be here today, trust me. Thank God that I’m here today, it’s really good. I advice my colleagues to do same. Every time that you feel it’s too much, just log out.

Well, Iyanya is back once again and he’s released a number of new songs including Call (ft. Ayra Starr) and Like (ft. Davido and Kizz Daniel). From what he’s explained, he also has some new projects on the way that he says we should keep an eye out for.

What do you think of the new Iyanya songs? Do you like his new songs? Do you still listen to only his old songs? What do you think about his reason for leaving? Let me know any thoughts you may have by leaving a comment either below or on my Jide Okonjo Facebook post.

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FlameBwoy releases the much anticipated track “helpless “, listen



Fast rising Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artiste FlameBwoy has officially released a new track called “Helpless”.

“Helpless” is a powerful song that sheds light on the struggles people face when they find themselves in trouble and their friends and family turn their backs on them. FlameBwoy’s heartfelt lyrics and emotive delivery truly capture the emotions and vulnerability of these situations.

The song’s relatable theme and heartfelt message will resonate with listeners who have experienced similar hardships. FlameBwoy’s raw and honest approach to storytelling creates a deep connection with the audience.

“Helpless” is a thought-provoking and soul-stirring track that showcases FlameBwoy’s talent as a storyteller and musician. The haunting melodies and captivating production enhance the overall impact of the song.

I encourage everyone to listen to “Helpless” by FlameBwoy and share it with others. It is a song that not only entertains but also raises awareness about the challenges individuals face when they feel abandoned in difficult times.

Stay tuned for more updates on FlameBwoy and his future releases. Thank you for supporting talented artists like FlameBwoy and helping to promote meaningful music.

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Five important reasons why kusaug artistes should file for nominations for Upper East Music Awards 2023



The Upper East Music Awards organizers have opened nominations for the 2023 edition and here are five reasons why artistes from Kusaug should consider filing for nominations in this year’s awards ceremony:

1. Recognition and Exposure: Participating in the Upper East Music Awards can provide Kusaug artistes with the opportunity to gain recognition and exposure within the music industry. This can help them reach a wider audience and potentially attract more fans and opportunities.

2. Networking and Collaboration: The awards ceremony brings together various artists, industry professionals, and music enthusiasts. Participating in the event can allow Kusaug artistes to network and collaborate with other talented individuals, opening doors for potential collaborations and future projects.

3. Validation and Credibility: Being nominated for or winning an award can provide validation and credibility to Kusaug artistes. It can serve as a testament to their talent and hard work, enhancing their reputation within the music industry.

4. Platform for Advocacy: The Upper East Music Awards can serve as a platform for Kusaug artistes to advocate for their culture, language, and unique musical style. It provides an opportunity to showcase the richness and diversity of Kusaug music to a wider audience.

5. Motivation and Inspiration: Participating in the awards can serve as a source of motivation and inspiration for Kusaug artistes. It can encourage them to continue honing their craft, pushing boundaries, and striving for excellence in their musical journey.

These are just a few reasons why artistes from Kusaug should consider filing for nominations in the 2023 edition of the Upper East Music Awards. It’s important to evaluate personal goals and aspirations to determine if participating aligns with individual career objectives.

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Floby announces the release of a banger titled “Blessing ” ,more details here.



Floby is a talented artist who sings in both Twi and English, bringing a unique blend of cultures to his music. His upcoming project titled “Blessing” is highly anticipated and promises to be a captivating musical experience.

Floby’s music is a fusion of catchy melodies, infectious beats, and heartfelt lyrics. His ability to seamlessly switch between Twi and English adds an extra layer of depth to his songs, making them relatable to a wider audience. Whether you’re a fan of afropop or simply appreciate good music, Floby’s music is sure to leave you wanting more.

With his upcoming project “Blessing,” Floby is set to make a significant impact in the music industry. The project is a testament to his growth as an artist and showcases his versatility and creativity. From energetic dance tracks to soulful ballads, “Blessing” has something for everyone.

Stay tuned for the release of Floby’s project “Blessing” and be prepared to be blown away by his talent and passion for music. Follow Floby on social media to stay updated on his latest releases and upcoming performances. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support this rising star from Pusiga.

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