It would be recalled that while at the MTN Project Fame academy, Iyanyan displayed a high level of excellence and vocal skill in his performances. Fondly known for his smile, good stage charisma and dancing skills he was able to win the heart of majority of viewers
, and that put him on probation only once, while some of his other colleagues went on probation for as much as three to five times.
Iyanyan can also be seen as a versatile artiste, who though does excellently well in R & B, but can also be flexible with other genres of music. This he displayed in his composed song which was a fusion of highlife, pop and R&B.With this, he emerged the winner of the star prize, a Toyota RAV 4 SUV and two and a half million naira. Of course his joy knew no bounds as he was hugged and celebrated with by fellow contestants, his family, Fans in the studio and the bigwigs from MTN, Ultima and Endemol. This he attributed to hardwork and God’s favour.Although he was the biggest winner for the night, the others (Nii first Runner up, Fine boy Praise Second Runner up, and Annete third runner up) were not to be denied their claims to fame too, as they all went home with equally exotic cars and cash prizes ranging from a million and above.
Iyanya Mbuk speaks English and Efik, he likes to write songs and hang out at Karaoke bars. He also attends choir practice on Saturdays. His favourite hangouts in Calabar include Fiesta Fries Bar, Mirage Nite Club and Westlife. Describing Nigeria as a beautiful place, he dislikes dishonesty and pomposity.
One would be right to say his desires at the academy to experience education and entertainment at its peak was sure fulfilled