Iyanya’s Candid Revelation: Battling Financial Hardships and the Brink of Despair

Iyanya’s Candid Revelation: Battling Financial Hardships and the Brink of Despair


In a recent discussion on the Tea With Tay podcast, Iyanya, the well-known Nigerian music sensation whose real name is Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, courageously shared a distressing chapter of his life.

The year 2020 brought along a series of unfortunate events that plunged Iyanya into deep financial troubles, pushing him to the edge of desperation.

Amidst these challenges, he even contemplated a drastic step—suicide.

The Harrowing Financial Setback: From Home to Hotel

Iyanya’s life took an unexpected downturn when financial difficulties struck him in 2020.

These troubles were so severe that he lost his own home and found himself seeking shelter in a hotel.


The weight of not having a stable place to call home began to take its toll on him.

With candor, he revealed that he was unable to cover the costs of staying at the hotel, adding an additional layer of stress to an already dire situation.

A Legal Battle and Career Fallout

Compounding Iyanya’s struggles was his legal battle with his former management entity, Temple Management Company.

He found himself in a court dispute over allegations of “stealing” a business vehicle.

As the legal battle unfolded, the toll it took on Iyanya’s mental and emotional well-being was evident.


The turmoil not only had personal ramifications but also dealt a severe blow to his music career.

The sudden cessation of income and opportunities left him unable to perform or generate income, magnifying the impact of his financial woes.

Unforeseen Challenges: The Pandemic’s Arrival

Just when things seemed to be at their lowest, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, further exacerbating Iyanya’s already dire circumstances.

Stranded in a hotel with an uncertain future and no reliable source of income, he faced an overwhelming sense of stress and uncertainty.

The pandemic’s onset brought with it a new layer of challenges, both for Iyanya and the world at large.


The Brink of Desperation

Amidst this buildup of challenges, uncertainties, and setbacks, Iyanya revealed a deeply personal struggle.

The weight of his circumstances became so heavy that he contemplated suicide.

The emotional turmoil and the feeling of being trapped in a seemingly insurmountable situation led him to question whether there was a way out.

Iyanya’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the often-hidden battles that individuals face behind the scenes, even when they appear successful on the surface.

His openness about his journey sheds light on the importance of mental health and support during times of crisis.


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