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YES Iyanya! Listen to His Cover of Craig David’s “Rendezvous”

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Long before Iyanya became a pop sensation, it was all about R&B.

A lot of you may remember his viral song “Love Truly“, which he performed during Season 1 of MTN Project Fame West Africa.

The pop superstar was recently invited to perform on BBC Radio 1Xtra; he sang Craig David‘s “Rendezvous“.

Check it out!

Listen to Craig David – Rendezvous

25 Comments

  1. Nkay

    March 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    *I like* I did follow him all through his Project fame debut but got confused as he progressed…oh well! as unique as the Nigerian music industry may be, some people appreciate lyrics, content and depth…

  2. dinky

    March 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Eeeerr I have mixed feelings about this cover…… In my opinion, Iyanya used to sing better. Mayb ‘cos he is putting too much ‘swag’ in d song sha… paying more attention to licking his lips, making faces, adjusting his sun glasses, rubbing himself instead of paying attention to his voice and the song he is singing.

    • Fatimah

      March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Loool.

    • tosin

      March 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      loooooool best comment

  3. Person

    March 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I love, love, love!!! Such a shame what the Nigerian music industry has turned him to. Afterall, man must wack! Omolomo. LOL.

  4. @edDREAMZ

    March 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Yeah, he was an R&B singer but money no dey there again so my guy just divert to party jamz…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  5. Tobi Martins

    March 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    hmmmmm…..breath of fresh air

  6. paloma

    March 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

    WOW, I love it! so cool

  7. Unilag Admissions Guide

    March 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Iyanya performs the song far far better than the owner, Craig David.

  8. Unilag Admissions Guide

    March 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Iyanya performs the song far far better than the owner, Craig David. The guy is just too good.

  9. Bukky

    March 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Wow, never knew he is as good as this. Never like his songs. Great cover!

  10. Kyjuan

    March 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

    LOL @ the bros in Blue. Backup singer wey no sabi song wey Artist dey sing??? Dude barely opened his mouth!

    • Asgrl

      March 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      I’m saying!

    • Random Yoruba Boy

      March 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you o…
      That original version of that song had enough harmony by back up singer (s)…
      I listened intently for it…
      For wia…?
      De guy just remained barely audible, yet he kacked up like someone we could rely on…
      Someone please tell him to disappear with his voice

  11. Que.....glad to have my avatar back!

    March 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    For d first time I could stand Iyanya singing….. a lil less gymnastics and it’d be perfect, but loved it….

  12. missy J

    March 28, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    iLike!! I see you Teckno. Triple M record got fantastic artistes with talent. I think our Nigerian artistes should time to time do songs this way cause it keeps us in a constant awareness of their musical talents cause most of the times we their fans forget if truly they can actually sing

  13. Lolade

    March 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    This is the first time i have heard iyanya sing properly i didnt even know he was capable of singing like this wow im impressed. But that back up singer tho loool is it that he didnt know the words or he was scared to sing because i hardly heard him ooooo

  14. guest

    March 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Still prefer the original song by Craig David

  15. e-bukun

    March 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Please what is the guy in the back doing? bahahahaha. He sounds good, he’s just a little choppy cuz he’s not taking enough breaths and kinda letting his words float. But we all knew he could sing, didn’t his first few works show that. Iyanya if you want to be true to your craft do more of what you like, but if you just care about making the money, then do what THEY like. Good luck to you.

  16. Personal

    March 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Iyanya is good, please it’s high time he starts singing and carving an R nd B niche for himself again. He shouldn’t waste all this talent on Kukere kind of songs .

  17. Jay

    March 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Another song with Iyanya which shows his vocal skills.
    youtube.com/watch?v=VmbDWP3VDA8

    I love the song die!!

  18. Dee-USA

    March 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve heard him sing a better version that was posted here on BN. I think it was Ndani or one of those type of shows. He messed up the arrangement and actually started singing behind the melody toward the end. Tekno was smart to slow it down to match up with him. He’s still a really good singer, but what good is that if we never get to hear his voice?

  19. Stephanie

    March 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

    awww…nice one!
    blogsvila.blogspot.com

  20. isatou dumbuya

    April 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    OMG its so lovely

  21. isatou dumbuya

    April 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    i always knew that he is so gud at slow jams…..cuz even if u listen to his love u truly he reali killed it

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