Popular Nigerian singer, Iyanya recently sparked a wave of controversy on social media when it was revealed that he went on a date with a young lady known as Florence, after his performance at Davido’s Timeless concert. The artiste even took her on a lunch date and boat cruise, leaving many people to accuse him of trying to “snatch” a lady that was already in a relationship.
In response to the slew of criticism, Iyanya posted a Twitter thread on Tuesday, May 2nd, in an attempt to clear the air and explain his side of the story. According to him, the real reason he decided to take Florence out was because she was going through a difficult time. She told Iyanya that one of her close relatives had been diagnosed with cancer and was feeling extremely depressed. As a result, Iyanya thought taking her out would cheer her up and put a smile on her face. He further emphasized that the two only met on the boat and there were no ulterior motives.
He said; “You all remember how it started 2 Sundays ago when I sighted an amazing girl at Davido’s Timeless concert. She was eyeing me throughout my performance , I couldn’t forget her beautiful smile and I tweeted about it.
Luckily, Florence reached out, I tweeted her picture and I asked my team to reach out to her, while her conversation went on with the team, we found out she has been depressed and only came for the Davido concert as a way to make herself happy and my team asked why she was depressed and she told us one of her close relatives had been battling cancer, when I was informed I felt like it will be nice to give her a treat in lagos.
I had my team contact her and make plans for her to come to Lagos so I can help put a smile on her face. Life is too short not to spread kindness ?