Nigerian singer, Iyanya, has come out to explain why he pushed a fan off the stage of his concert in Awka, Anambra State, said he was slapping him with Naira notes on his face.
The ‘Kukere’ crooner performed in a concert in Awka, Anambra state on Saturday, 28th January, 2023.
A video from the show surfaced online on Sunday, 29th January, 2023, with Iyanya spotted knocking a fan off the stage.
The fan, when he was knocked down, was throwing Naira bills at the singer in a gesture of celebration.
Reacting to the backlash he received on social media over the incident, Iyanya revealed that the fan had repeatedly slapped him with money.
He wrote on Twitter, “The guy kept slapping my face with the money. And I tried to hold his hand [but] he continued.
“First, no matter how much you are spraying, don’t slap someone with it. That’s disrespectful.”
Iyanya Mbuk hit the limelight after winning the second edition of MTN Project Fame, a music talent show, in 2008.
He started his music career, thriving with ‘Love Truly’ and ‘Iyanya’, two hit songs on ‘My Story’, his 2009 album.
Story : Ralia Adama
Media: Iyanya/ Twitter