Afrobeats artist Iyanya will be launching his album Iyanya vs Desire in the UK this summer.

With two confirmed concert dates in London and Manchester, Iyanya will be performing songs from the album which brought Afrobeats hits such as Kukere and Your Waist.

The concerts will be hosted by Eddie Kadi with Iyanya’s labelmate Emma Nyra and other special guests due to perform.

The dates for Iyanya’s upcoming shows are:

  • Sunday 9 June – London, Indigo2
  • Friday 14 June – Manchester, HMV Ritz

There will also be a Kukere African Queen Competition with the winner being announced on 3 June.

Entrants must upload a YouTube video of themselves giving three reasons why Iyanya must pick them as the winner, then send it to [email protected] directly or send it to Cokobar’s Facebook or Twitter pages.

The prizes are:

  • £1000 spending money with the chance to shop with Iyanya
  • Two backstage passes for the winner and a friend
  • VIP access to the concert afterparty
  • A signed Iyanya vs Desire album

Tickets for the concerts are currently on sale.