Download: Iyanya – Biko
Sensational Temple Music singer and performer, Iyanya, has released the audio and visuals of his new single, Biko.
The spectacular video which was shot in the serene capital of Cross River state, Calabar by Temple Motion Pictures showcases a creative blend of the rich Efik culture and style.
Also known as the ‘Kukere Master’, Iyanya who rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa in 2008 is currently signed unto leading Pan-African record label, Temple Music. Biko is the latest single from Iyanya in addition to three successful albums released in 2009, 2013, 2015 and an EP in 2017.
Biko now airs on major music channels and is released online and for digital downloads on local and international platforms from April 19th.
The name Iyanya is synonymous with many things but most especially chart topping music. The award-winning singer and songwriter grew up singing in his church’s choir and was the choirmaster for the children’s choir at the age of five.
In 2008, Iyanya won the first edition of MTN’s singing competition, Project Fame West Africa and went on to release his well-received debut album, My Story, showcasing his capabilities as a dexterous R&B artist. He is known for hits including “Kukere,” “Ur Waist” and “Oreo.”
In what was referred to as the ‘October Surprise,’ Iyanya signed to Mavin Records in 2016 and released the critically acclaimed Signature EPfeaturing the hits “Up 2 Sumting” and “Hold On” in 2017. He ended 2017 with the release of hit single, “Iyanu (Holy Water),” paving the way for a big 2018.
About Temple Music Production Limited (TMPL)
Temple Music is a uniquely Pan-African record label launched in 2017 with a proven track record positioned to serve the continent’ best music talents. TMPL is established for the development, production, promotion and distribution of African talent to the world.
Temple Music works directly with artists, managers and labels to provide everything needed to deliver the best services. Its experienced team works with our clients to provide and deliver bespoke release strategies for all our artistes. It offers clients fully managed services from digital and physical sales/distribution, to cutting edge marketing, to direct-to-consumer campaigns and promotional/ public relations planning.
In a relatively short period, TMPL has built and maintained partnerships with foremost global record labels such as Roc Nation, Touch H.D, First Access, Mavin Records, while successfully overseeing the production of several hit songs and albums which include ‘Boda Luku’ and ‘Luchia’ by Bisola Aiyeola; ’Holy Water’ and ‘Good Vibes’ by Iyanya; ‘Lokoja’’ by Jeff Akoh; ‘Slender’ by Adey; ‘Oluwawavy’ by Adey featuring Olamide amongst a host of others. With a number of renowned artistes signed under it, TMPL ensures these exceptional talents have all their diverse musical backgrounds to the fore.
About Temple Management Company
The Temple Management Company Limited (“TMC”) is a full-service creative talent and event management company incorporated in Nigeria and operating in the Entertainment, Sports, Media and Art sectors.
Using a 360 approach to management, the company oversees the day to day business/affairs of creative talents and ensures that they maintain sustainable competitive advantage over the rest. TMC prides itself in its ability to operate on a global scale.
The company’s mission is to continually improve on African content, bridge the gulf between talents and their foreign counterparts, and guarantee that processes are in line with international best practices.