Nigerian rising artist, Iyanya Mbuk was scheduled to be on the Dana aircraft McDonnell Douglas (MD-83) that crashed at Iju, Lagos, on Sunday, but he escaped death when he refused to get on the plane.
The PFWA alumnus said he had no meaningful reason to not have been on Dana plane that crashed. “I don’t think I had an authentic reason to stay back in Abuja. I just came up with an excuse that I wanna go to the studio in Abuja,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Adding that “It took me 30 minutes to convince my manager that we should stay back in Abuja. When it’s not your time, It’s not yours. God is great!!!”
The crash is reported to have claimed the lives of 153 passengers on board, including that of ace broadcaster and NNPC spokesman, Levi Ajunoma, Ehime Aikhomu, son of a former Chief of General Staff of Nigeria and many others.
Iyanya’s latest single ‘Kukere‘ is currently gaining more air play on TV and radio stations across the country with his Efik ‘Etighi’ dance step.
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