Newlyweds getting married at Ikoyi Registry, Lagos on Thursday morning (Apr 13) were given an unexpected early-morning treat: R & B sensation, Iyanya, singing and performing his newest hits, serenaded the couples as their friends and families looked on with awe.
Iyanya was there to promote his new EP, Signature, as well as his upcoming videos. The Mavin Records artist, accompanied with DJ Big N, performed his new hits “Bow for You” and “Baby Answer” as well as his evergreen classic, “Kukere.”
In the surprise performance, registry guests looked on curiously as DJ Big N of Mavin Records was first seen setting up a DJ booth for a mystery guest. A small crowd then gathered as Ehiz Okoeguale, the MTV Base VJ, mounted a small podium to announce that there would be a surprise performance which sparked further excitement.
The ripples in the crowd cascaded into full blown raptures when Ehiz announced Iyanya to the stage with a rendition of Kukere. Ecstatic couples immediately stopped whatever they were doing and ran towards the R & B star to join him on stage. Couple after couple waited in line to share a moment with Iyanya as even security guards and registry officials joined in on the fun.
The Temple Management Company, who stage managed the Pop Up event, were on hand to distribute CDs and other merchandise from the Signature EP. Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications at the company, said the event was successful and brought joy to many people.
“Iyanya is always very eager to engage with his fans,” Tilley-Gyado said. “For some couples getting married today, he just made an already memorable day even more special.”