Iyanya Joins Mavin Records, Drops New Single With Don Jazzy

Iyanya, Mavin, DonjazzyThe Mavin Crew on Monday, welcomed a new member, Iyanya, to the record label.

The artist finally broke the silence by announcing that he is officially joining Mavin Records with the release of a new song featuring Don Jazzy as well as Dr. Sid.

The R&B, afro-pop singer, who used to be in partnership with Ubi Franklyn, made the exit from their record label, ‘Triple MG’.

His new hit tune titled ‘Up 2 Sumting’ was produced by the Record label Boss, Don Jazzy.

Don Jazzy and Iyanya

According to Iyanya, this comes after months of speculation about his future.

Meanwhile, the track, which was released on Monday, October 31, coincides with the singer’s 30th birthday.

With this new move, Iyanya joins other artistes on the record label including Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, D’Prince, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja.

In a press statement, he stated: “I am at a decision-making curve in my music career where I have to make the right professional and creative decisions. At this point, I realised the need to put in solid structures in place, to move to the next level of my career.

UP 2 Sumting, Iyanya, Mavin, Donjazzy

“I think I have found that professional and creative backbone in Mavin Records.”

Don Jazzy, who broke the news on his Twitter handle also on Monday, equally expressed excitement about the new partnership.

“Iyanya brings his own unique style and sound to the Mavin Records family.

“From the first time I stepped into the studio with him, there was an instant chemistry and energy.

“He is an amazing talent and he has great musical versatility, this is an exciting time for us and our fans have a lot of great music to look forward to,”  he said.

Also acknowledging Iyanya’s entry to the Mavin crew, on his Facebook page, Mavin Grandpa, Mr Colins Enebeli, wrote: “Happy birthday Mavin Iyanya and welcome to SMD. Congrats!”.


As a means of exploring a more creative phase of his career, the Cross River State born singer, had signed a management deal with leading creative talent agency, Temple Management Company, earlier on the year.

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk launched into a blistering music career when he won the MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2008.

The singer, who has been endorsed by several brands, has three albums to his credit since he started his music career.

The Graduate of Business Management from University of Calabar, (UNICAL), grabbed global attention with the hit single, ‘Kukere’ and went on to get nominations at the Channel O Music Video Awards, Headies awards, Soul Train Music Awards and Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Wande Coal Says ‘God, Not Don Jazzy Made Me’

wande coalBlack Diamond Entertainment boss and lead act, Wande Coal on Thursday spoke about his journey to success during a press session in Lagos, saying God and not former label executive/producer, Don Jazzy ‘made’ him.

WC, as he often calls himself, came into mainstream music when he joined the now defunct Mo’Hits label, under which he released his debut album, From Mushin To Mo’Hits.

When a disagreement between label executives, Don Jazzy and D’Banj led to the end of the label, Wande Coal joined Mavin Records, alongside Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage and D’Prince, under the leadership of Don Jazzy.

However, Wande Coal quit the label in 2013.

[Click here to watch: God, Not Don Jazzy Made Me – Wande Coal]

However, during the interview, Wande Coal was quick to give kudos to his former boss, revealing that he misses him.

[Watch Video Here]

Wande Coal is getting set to release his first full body of work since leaving Mavin Records. The album is titled WANTED.

Pictures From DR. SID And Simi Osomo Traditional Wedding

Mr and Mrs Esiri

The traditional wedding between Sidney Esiri, popularly known as Dr Sid and Simi Osomo, took place at Ark Event Center, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday July 27.

The beautiful wedding was a fusion of Yoruba and Urhobo cultures.

Dignitaries and friends at the ceremony include Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele, Ice Prince, D-Prince, Banky W, Sasha P, Lynxx, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bellow and others.

See some pics of guests and the couple at the wedding below.


The Couple



Tiwa Savage
3 (1)
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
6 (1)
Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Altims
Dr Sid with Guests
Sasha P
Timi Dakolo, funke Akindele
Don Jazzy, D Prince
Ice Prince
Toolz, Simi Osomo
a (1)
Tania Omotayo
Banky W,Lynxx
Stephanie Coker
April by Kunbi
Don Jazzy, D Prince
D Prince, Ice Prince
Simi Osomo, Toke Makinwa
Timi Dakolo, Timaya
Toke Makinwa

MAVIN Crew To Headline Big Brother Africa-The Chase

The opening of 2013 edition of Big Brother Africa-The Chase will be headlined by MAVIN crew artists, Don Jazzy, D’ Prince and Wande Coal.

The Mavin crew members will be joined by South African Mafikizolo and  Kenyan rap queen, STL.

28 new housemates from African countries will be unveiled at the opening ceremony on Sunday, 26th of May.