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Revealed: A place in Calabar Worst than Ajegunle that has produced the music star Iyanya (Kukere).

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk (born 31 October 1986), is known by his stage name Iyanya, is a Nigerian Musician and performer. 

He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa and is best known for his hit single " Kukere".

He co-founded the record label Made Men Music Group with Ubi Franklin in 2011. He released his debut studio album My Story in 2011. It was supported by the singles "No Time" and "Love Truly".

Desire to make it big, , his second studio album contained five singles: Kukere, Ur Waist, Flavour, Sexy Mama, and Jombolo. 

He won the Artist of the Year award at The Headies 2013.

Where is Calabar?

Calabar is often described as the tourism capital of Nigeria, especially due to several initiatives implemented during the Duke Administration (1999-2007), which made the city the cleanest and environmentally friendliest city in Nigeria. 

Administratively, the city is divided into Calabar Municipal and Calabar South Local Government Areas.

Calabar South Local Government Area, a place like Ajegunle:

Calabar south has an area of 406 square kilometres (157 sq mi) and a population of 371,022 as at the 2006 census.

Where is Calabar South:

Calabar South is a Local Government Area of Cross River State , Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Anantigha. Calabar south is one of the 18 local governments in Cross River State. This part of the state is notorious for crime, cultism and kidnappings. There is a general saying that once you can survive in this area, you can survive anywhere. This is where the music star grew up. 


Cultism has been a problem in this local government. Few weeks ago, there was a cult clash which started in a barber saloon and eyewitness had this to say; The incident occurred at about 8.30 am near a barber’s shop where the victim who was simply identified as Samuel by neighbours and eyewitnesses had gone to have his hair cut. The victim is suspected to have belonged to a gang group allegedly called Axe (Aye) which is reported to be at loggerhead with rival group, Klans.

An eyewitness, a 60 years old mobile food vendor, who was present at the scene of the incident, said: “I saw two men jumped out from a commercial tricycle, and refused to pay the driver, but rather brought out machetes and handguns. They pounced on one of the two men I wanted to sell food to. I abandoned my wares and took to my heels when they used machetes to smash one of the men’s heads. His companion also ran away.


Apart from people from the delta region, no other place does alcoholism like the people of this locality. It's reported to be a trend and pride to the gangs over there.


In fact, a recent survey has shown that kidnappings are 10x more prevalent in this locality than any. 

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