Iyanya, a well-known stage name for Nigerian vocalist Iyanya Onoyom Mbuka, has provided a detailed account of a Nicki Minaj feature that never materialized. Instead, the gifted Nigerian vocalist described his experience trying to work with the “Queen of Rap” on a song.
The singer, who previously had Tekno and Mayorkun on the remix of his song “One side,” is promoting his most recent track, “Plans.” The musician explained on Twitter how he and his producer Ubi Franklin attempted to include American rapper Nicki Minaj in the remix of the then-trending afrobeats song “Ur Waist.”
Iyanya claimed the queen’s capture was impossible due to insufficient funds. An excerpt from the lengthy message read:
On one beautiful morning we decided to remake “Kukere” and turn it into a new song that became “Ur waist” Bigups to
@Therealdtunes changed everything and we recorded “Ur waist” and we were clear that was the next single.
Ur waist was so massive we decided it should go international and we needed the right artiste to help with that journey.
@ubifranklin1 suggested Nicki Minaj and I asked how we’re gonna pay for that, he laughed and said “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”
We started making contacts to who will get us Nicki Minaj and we found someone Who had direct contacts and he asked that we fly to Atlanta for a meeting with him and then he will take us to meet Nicki Minaj for the collaboration.
The musician recently discussed how much it cost him to compose, create, and promote his music in recent times and bemoaned the expense of the collaboration. However, he encouraged up-and-coming acts not to be alarmed by his revelation because, in the long run, all they need is consistency.