Singer, Iyana has confirmed his exit from Mavin Records after speculations ran rife that the singer had moved on in November 2017. This he made known during an interview with The Beat FM in Lagos.
Iyanya disclosed: “I’m now signed to Temple Music but I’m a Mavin for life. It was not a beef. I was there and it was time to move on.”
The “Kukere” singer has joined other acts such as 9ice, Bisola Aiyeola, Jeff Akoh, DJ Jimmy Jatt, and other notable names at Temple Music, a global full-service talent and events management agency established in 2016.
Iyanya also went further to speak about his new sound and what the reception has been like. He said: “I like to try new sounds. The fanbase has grown; I have fans here and abroad. Some people like the new sound but some people are stuck in the old sound. Shout out to Don Jazzy. He influenced my new sound”
Iyanya had earlier announced joining the Mavin family on October 31, 2016 after he departed Made Men Music Group (MMMG), a label he co-owned. The news was received with lots of reactions from his fans who felt he should have gone ahead to establish his own label considering his status rather than pitching his tent with the Mavins.
While he was in Mavin Records, Iyanya released the Signature EP, an 8-track EP that housed songs like ‘Up to Something‘, ‘Hold on‘, ‘Not Forgotten ft Poe‘ with production credits from Don Jazzy and other Mavins in-house producers such as DJ Altims and Baby Fresh.