I almost committed suicide – Singer Iyanya recounts bankruptcy
Famous singer Iyanya said he was suicidal in 2020 after getting involved in degenerated finances.
He said he couldn’t afford hotel bills at some point after he lost his house.
He was taken to court by his former management, Temple Management Company, for allegedly ‘stealing’ a car belonging to the company.
Appearing as a guest in the recent episode of the ‘Tea With Tay’ podcast anchored by, Temisan Emmanuel Ahwieh, aka Taymesan, he said: “I was in court for a long time, I didn’t do shows. I couldn’t do anything. You know, when you stopped doing a show, you now have to fall back on your savings. But when you are popping, that inflow of money is different, the way you spend is different from the way you spend whatever you saved. So, I felt it.
“I got to a point where I was like, mehn, I need to start touring. That was a crazy period for me. Guess what, two days after my last court case, COVID-19 started. I was stalked. I was in a hotel. My house was gone. I was in the hotel for a very long time. It got to one point, I couldn’t pay for the hotel bills anymore.
“The owner of the hotel is such a great human being. I have never seen such an amazing human being like that. He allowed me to stay there. His name is Alaba. He allowed me to stay there for over a year. COVID literally caught up with me there. So, imagine not doing shows. Not touring for over a year, no inflow, and you are in court for the whole year. And then finally, it’s looking like the court case is finishing, the lockdown.
“I was in that hotel throughout the lockdown. I almost committed suicide. The manager stopped me one time. All of that stuff. Madness, man.”