Iyanya Singer plans on getting married this year

Iyanya says he is getting married this year and reveals he does not like social media relationships.

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Singer Iyanya

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Nigerian pop singer Iyanya, 29, plans on getting married this year but he reveals that he wants to keep it away from the prying eyes of the public.

Speaking to The Punch over the weekend, Iyanya said he wants to get married in 2016 but wants to keep it on the low.

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Freda Francis, Iyanya

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"I am making plans to do all that but I don’t think I would want people to know anything about it. I will not miss the single life" said the singer. Iyanya is also not a big fan of displaying his relationships on social media. "The truth is that once it gets to the hands of the media, we both lose it. But it is not your fault because you are just doing your job. But then, it just takes a negative effect on the relationship."

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He further added "It puts us on unnecessary pressure. It gives the people who don’t even have the right to talk, an opportunity to interfere even when they don’t know the truth about what is going on.“So from social media, I’ve learnt to keep my relationship private and to give the people more music. That is what they know me for first of all. I don’t let the other things cloud the music that I’m known for."

Freda Francis and Iyanya at the opening of Mimz Lounge in 2015. play

Freda Francis and Iyanya at the opening of Mimz Lounge in 2015.

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Iyanya also stated that he is talking from experience. "I’m talking from experience. It just doesn’t make any sense. Once you are famous and you put your relationship out there, it is gone."

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Iyanya and Yvonne Nelson circa 2011



The singer is most likely referring to his last affair with skin care entrepreneur Freda Francis. After steaming the headlines with their Instagram photos and public appearances the pair got separated this January.

Iyanya was also involved in another high profile relationship with Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson in 2011.

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