Nigerian artist Iyanya has responded to Mayorkun’s recent concerns regarding his unpleasant experience while performing in Calabar, Cross River. Mayorkun had expressed his frustration in a viral post and promised never to return to Calabar. While addressing those requesting Christmas gifts from him, Mayorkun shared his apprehensions about accepting an invitation to perform in Calabar again. In his post, Mayorkun wished the other musicians playing at the Calabar Festival success but did not elaborate much on the reasons behind his decision. Iyanya has stepped in to offer his support and constructive feedback on improving the Calabar Festival experience for performers, as he pleaded for the return of the stolen items.
In a recent tweet, the Cross River native, Iyanya, made a plea to his fellow indigenous people to return the stolen items that were taken during the event. His tweet read:
“My calabar people, this is very bad for the peaceful people I know us to be. The government has brought my colleagues to entertain you, all you owe them is protection and great hospitality. If you know anyone who stole from my brother , please return it and I will personally compensate you… Drop it at THE GRAND HOTEL I will personally compensate you PLEASE.”
Iyanya provided an update following his appeal, sharing that one of Mayorkun’s stolen pieces of jewellery from his performance in Calabar had been returned. Although they still await the return of the second piece, it’s a positive development that one of the items has been recovered.
Thank you the guy who brought this back this morning to THE GRAND HOTEL CALABAR.
Just returned now is 1 of 2 of @Mayorkun jewery.
We have one more to go, my brothers if you have the second one please help us return it. pic.twitter.com/78uy7sYTb8
— its iyanyaaaaaa💥 (@Iyanya) December 19, 2023