Recently, the Kukere crooner, Iyanya announced to the world that he had bagged an endorsement deal, with Chinese tech company, Lenovo.
Recently, the sexy singer posted a photo of himself carrying a Lenovo product, ‘Yoga Tablet’ on Instagram with the caption ‘New Product !!! New Ambassador !!! Brand Ambassador !!!! Lenovo !!!! Iyanya !!!! Task Direct 2014 Started #triplemg’.
Ubi Franklin, Iyanya’s manager when reached on the phone by a NET correspondent, confirmed the deal, claiming they made about N150M – N170M from the deal and the deal was going to run for 24 months’. NET therefore made investigations over the signing and discovered that there might never have been one, as Lenovo says they don’t know anything about the deal.
A Lenovo rep in Nigeria named Mr Olumide also says they are not aware of the deal. According to him ‘I can’t really say on that. I don’t know anything; I don’t know who he is. Honestly I don’t know anything, maybe you should call him and ask him yourself’, Olumide told our correspondent over the telephone.
Further questions sent to Iyanya’s publicist over the signing via e-mail were not answered.
According to a source in his record label, MMMG camp ‘There’s no signing, Iyanya is just trying to bounce some hype around and get some mentions online, which he did‘.