Popular veteran Artiste, Iyanya, has revealed why he left music industry for ten years
Iyanya who released trended hit back then like Kukere up with other hits including Ur Waist, Sexy Mama, Jombolo, Mr. Oreo,Appladise and more.
For years, fans has been curious of why he did so,
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.