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Happy 27th Iyanya! Photos from the Nigerian Music Star’s visit to Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos on his Birthday



Iyanya celebrates his Birthday with Ikoyi Prison Inmates - October 2013 - BellaNaija011

Happy birthday Iyanya!

Today the Nigerian music star turns 27 years old. After briefly visiting The Beat 99.9 FM studio, he decided to visit Ikoyi Prisons to celebrate with the inmates.

Iyanya was welcomed by the DCP Bamidele and the community; he proceeded into the correctional facility where he spoke and played with the inmates.

According to a rep for the music star, highlights of the visit include his performance with the talented inmates. The Kukere master pledged to build a recording studio in the establishment for the musically inclined inmates.

His birthday look was simply and suave; he wore a purple button-up shirt, grey pants and black shoes.

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In related news, a few friends of Iyanya sent him some very racy birthday cakes. Check them out!

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Photo Credit: WildFlower PR & Company |


  1. DAMMY

    October 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    The cakes are hilarious ! wao, sure kids wont have a bite.

  2. That African Chic

    October 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Happy birthday Iyanya. The birthday cake is spot on.
    that’s the image you’ve always been portraying.

  3. ty

    October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    happy birthday iyanya… those cakes tho…

  4. lemoh

    October 31, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Happy Birthday bro..nice idea celebrating with d inmates, but with the cakes, you should have done better and try to respect the feminine image. African women are beautiful. Enough

  5. naana

    October 31, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    happy b’day honey.

  6. Zini

    October 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Why do I have a sneaky feeling that its the prison wardens who will eat all this indomie. Poor prisoners

    • Oyindamola

      October 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      I see and feel that as well, because the Inmates don’t have an access to a stove to cook all the noodles he brought and all other cookable foods… 9ja for Life!

    • Phoebe

      October 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      May they choke on it if they do.

  7. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    HBD Iyanya but the cakes are somehow jawe

  8. lakelizzy

    October 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm


  9. Motun

    October 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I don’t get this, aren’t inmates supposed to be criminals, people who deserve to be denied every form of social activity? Just saying… i think the orphanage or Children with disabilities, Flood victims, widows deserve this not some men who God knows what they did to be locked up to enjoy such generosity.
    And Inyanya is 27???????? thought he was older.

    • eesha

      October 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      My dear motun, so because they are criminals they shouldn’t enjoy few perks of life inside the gated walls, I hope you know not all those in prison are actually guilty of the crime they are accused of.

    • RA

      October 31, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      are you silly??? do you read what you type? why should CRIMINALS “enjoy the perks of life” these are murderers, thieves and god knows what else and just because SOME may be innocent doesn’t mean majority are innocent too!!!!

    • Otun

      October 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Which world do u live in? The one where sanctimony thrives.

  10. Gorgeous

    October 31, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    What rubbissh. Some of those criminals ate killers, child molesters and other miscreants and they get a free concert on iyanya’s birthday? Please find a more sentimental audience like motherless babies or orphaned children. I dont think the government should be allowing this rubbish. A big slap on the face of the victims and their families. Iyanya, please think more than your waist next time, and limit your buffoonery. KMFT

    • Gorgeous

      October 31, 2013 at 5:35 pm


    • libby

      October 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!

    • I formerly known as Miss Anonymous

      November 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      I hope you know a lot of inmates are held for years without trial, as a matter of fact, in Nigerian prisons it is common to see inmates who are awaiting trial and who have been in prison longer than the term for the crime they allegedly committed.
      Who is to say prisoners should not enjoy certain perks anyway? Don’t you watch movies and see how in civilised countries (though we are savages a la Toke :-)), prisoners get to watch TV, learn a vocation, work out, even go to school from prison.

    • Tuu

      October 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      All I can say is thank God man is not God.

    • Otun

      October 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      I fear human beings, I agree with you, thank God man is not God o, all these people opening their guts and closing who are always in a hurry to criticize everything,na wa

    • Geebabe

      November 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

      I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me. Matt 25:43

    • Bella

      November 1, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Thank God man is not GOD and GOd is not man! you people, you will never fully know how many people are put in prisons but the one act of the devil or circumstance and please not everyone in prison is guilty of the accused crime! Humans, to judge and not fogive is not ok. please we are allhumans and breathe the same air – am no saying crime is good but dont judge anybody unless you have walked in their shoes o.

  11. gene

    October 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    very thoughtful deed, happy birthday

  12. libby

    October 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!

  13. The Real Madam the Madam

    October 31, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    27? Can we see his birth certificate?

  14. Lizzie

    October 31, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Iyanya is not 27, whoever is peddling that rumour on his behalf should quit biko. 29years isn’t bad na so why reduce it? his birth year is 1984…

  15. Shoogah

    October 31, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Lol Im glad to know im not the only one who doesn’t believe he’s 27

  16. gladicon

    October 31, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    nice one guy, d cake is just iyanya a nd his friends being naughty, THAT’S ALL!!! i do not see anything wrong in that.

  17. chucks

    October 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Happy birthday love… Hapy years ahead…

  18. Modella

    October 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    With my NYSC allawee,I can afford those stuffs na..see his short arms!

  19. honeymix

    October 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Even if these criminals are that devilish, they deserve some little favors sometimes not like they get this opportunity like that,besides many of them are innocent. Please, tamper justice with mercy. Baba thank you that you are merciful even in your judgement.

  20. bikiie

    November 1, 2013 at 8:15 am

    hbd Iyanya. very thoughtful of you to have visited the prison and also thoughtful of that reader to have pointed out your real age, i was beginning to think huh when is saw 27, i remember you from omole days oooh.

  21. eniola

    November 1, 2013 at 8:50 am

    If at all he chose to visit the inmates, he could have done better than the few items that could be afforded by just anybody. Perhaps, fund the renovation of their toilets/bathrooms and the food items will be an addition.
    And yes, some of the inmates could be innocent.

  22. realist

    November 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Iyanya on his birthday last year at a radio interview I listened to on coolfm said he was 27. I’m surprised he is still 27.

  23. Busarni

    November 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Nigerians , una own too much abeg. Why all the brouhaha
    about some one’s age. If he likes let him be 27, 17 or even 5. One
    thing is sure he cant be 27 forever na. To all those folks reducing
    their age, you will finally get to a point where there isnt nothing
    left to reduce. Me i personally pray to grow old ooh, hian. HBD

  24. Aibee

    November 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    2 bags of rice @ 12,000 = 24,000
    5 cartons of [email protected] 1,500 = 7,500
    6 packs of coke/[email protected],400= 14,400
    1gallon of oil (25ltrs) = 25,000

    total cost, N70,900

    Happy birthday Iyanya. May God bless you real good for remembering those less privileged.

    • Redlips

      November 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Correction. 2 bags of rice @ 10,000 = 20,000 5 cartons of
      [email protected] 1,500 = 7,500 6 packs of coke/[email protected],000= 12,000 1gallon
      of oil (25ltrs) = 23,500 total cost, N63,000 as against over 300k

    • Buyday Boy

      November 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      You must be a Finance/Accounting professional…..See how you take dissect “efithing”……Lol…..Good job!

  25. DAMMY

    November 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    for Iyanya’s friends to send him racy birthday cakes dat shows he loves s*x…happy belated birthday to him doe.

  26. Annonymous

    November 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    [email protected], do you really have to calculate it? If that’s what its worth then its a far cry really. Normal people do more than this and its no big deal. You will think with all the endorsements this year, he would have done more. No hating Iyana, God bless your pocket and HBD

  27. Redlips

    November 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Iyanya firstly isnt 27, 2ndly, these items are just
    comical….how much is his car and all and could spend just less
    dan 60k with all the cameras. I hardly count dat as goodwill but
    rather unexplainable. I am not a celeb and spend mur on the less

  28. Blaqgurlrock

    November 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    My God human beings sef, all of you that are criticising what he has given, have you ever visited any one on prison how much more give them 10 kobo, God has seen your heart Inyanya and he will bless you accordingly. And for the record criminals are human beings remember on was crucified beside Jesus and got saved at the last minute therefore there is still hope for the hopeless

  29. alice

    December 10, 2013 at 9:43 am


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