by crossriverwatch admin
Contrary to media reports that afro beat crooner, Iyanya Mbuk’s pathway to stardom was initially streamlined by former KC Presh group of singers, a television and radio goddess, Diana Mary has hit the center stage with claims that she made the push up that registered the international music star to the limelight.
The plump and effervescent Cross River Broadcasting Corporation chat show diva made the claim as part of her encouragement to upcoming artists during her MC opening at the 2008 Star Quest winner, AJ’s ‘could this be’ musical video premiere held recently in Calabar.
Narrating her initial encounter with the Kukere spinner, Diana Mary said Inyanya had been a minstrel boy who was always visiting her neighborhood to trill her and her family with his enchantment of scintillating songs he composed by himself.
Motivated by his rich dexterity she had always sort for ways to assist him foster his career but felt disappointed she had little to render then until when one day she had an opening to source for a karaoke manager.
According to her, she ceased opportunity for the highly talented Iyanya and since then, the boy never left any stone unturned in his career pathway.
And then when one day she had the opportunity to seat amongst the elevated angles of judges at the 2008 MTN Project Fame, her mind flashed back to her demigod, Iyanya and then she decided to pick a form for him and encouraged him to go for it.
As fate could have it he was the golden egg of the show and this became the final straw that broke the camel’s back and shot him to stardom.
As her final remark, Diana Mary said “when I see Inyanya perform today and people in dire appreciation of him, I still see him as that small boy who used to sing back then in my neighborhood.”
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