Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, also known by his stage as Iyanya, is a well-known Afropop musician in Nigeria. Nigerians have resorted to social media to denounce him for forcing a fan off the stage while spraying him with money in Akwa, Anambra State.
Fans were outraged by a social media video that showed the singer pushing a man fan who was dousing him in cash off stage and continuing to perform.
Iyanya responded to the harsh criticism he received by explaining in a tweet on his Twitter account that the fan was hitting his face with the money in response to the push.
He wrote: “The guy kept slapping my face with the money, and I tried to hold his hand, and he continued. First, no matter how much you are spraying, don’t slap someone with it, that’s disrespectful.”
Reactions of Nigerians:
He can get away with it this time, but maybe not the next. aramicom01 booze-fueled celebrity
“Usual Proud Iyanya,” said Vitus. Keep up your return to avoid fading as usual. This sense of pride you experience as a result of Project Fame has not changed you.
DSP Bright Edafe: “Normally, @Iyanya can be arrested for this if that guy files a formal report. I arrive peacefully.
“You’re broke,” said Justice Black. A person is assisting you. You are urging your assistant.
If it’s now overseas, you won’t do that, Mr. Cruise SA. You folks just treat Nigerian supporters in this way all the time. He was mistaken, although he was unaware of it. It was horrible to push him off the stage.
I hold them responsible for continuing to observe your dead career on stage.
@Favlked: “Oga, you shouldn’t have pushed him like that. What if he got Injured due to that push, he’s a fan, I don’t think your enemy will want to spray you money on stage, take correction, and move on, you’re a professional, not a roadside artiste, just shift him aside simple.”
@yunus_salihu: “But your bouncer should have stopped him. Ask him to step down gently. Maybe the excitement of seeing you made him not to control himself. No matter what, he still loves you that’s why. This is somehow harsh gaskiya.”
@kinqKudos: “Artiste that is still struggling to get a hit song doesn’t push fans.”