The Internet has been buzzing since video of Iyanya’s first interview with Ndani TV where he accused his former business partner of betrayal went viral. And the trends was hit with a spike after Ubi Franklin’s responses which came with evidences to debunk the allegations.
Few years ago, a tough disagreement between a popular Nigerian Singer, Iyanya and Ubi Franklin who happened to be his former manager and his business partner was resolved after the intervention of several notable Nigerians and Entertainers.
All of a sudden the beef between the two Entertainment Icons came back in 2018 with a tougher momentum after Iyanya let out some ‘never heard’ information about his former partner during a granted interview with Ndani TV.
Speaking of the mystery behind his departure from Triple MG, the
“he said, “What people don’t know is, I didn’t sell my share. People see me and say oh. why did you sell your share? I didn’t sell my shares, I left Made Men at the time because there was so much darkness. In the midst of all the wings, I decided to let that go. “
Iyanya went ahead to reveal he was betrayed by his business partner, Ubi, who he thought he co-owned Made Men Music Group with. He said,
“When I said it was darkness, I was not myself anymore because I felt like there was no trust anymore. Because at the time I was singing I co-owned Made Men with Ubi but I later realized that my name was not in any of the forms I signed… and I was broken… and that was the beginning of me just saying to hell with everything.”
Ubi Franklin in a swift response to Iyanya’s interview, took to his Instagram page to respond to the Singer’s accusations.
He shared a series of paper documents and conversation between himself and Iyanya, saying they are proof Iyanya lied to the world to make himself look good (read it HERE).
Iyanya has been angered following Ubi’s response and this made him to reveal everything in the closet in a fresh interview with Daddy Freeze on Cool FM.
Watch the combine interview below.
5 things Iyanya said about Ubi Franklin in new interview with Daddy Freeze that will change the mindset of new Artistes towards Record Labels
- Made Men creation
Iyanya also revealed to Daddy Freeze how the name came about. According to him, former label mate, Emma Nyra gave them the name while they were trying to come up with a name for their label.
“The name Made Men was given to us by Emma Nyra. We all sat down and she said I see you guys are young guys, you guys are all struggling and I think Made Men would be a good name and we all just caught it like that and we said yea let’s work with that,” he said.
- No account of Tekno’s finances
According to Iyanya, Ubi gave Tekno the impression that he didn’t like him which he later found out. He went on to reveal that despite the fact that Tekno made N30M from his hit song ‘Duro,’ he got only N145K.
“Tekno told me that he won’t lie to me that since Duro came out that he has made over N30M. I had gotten only N145K from Tekno’s career for the whole time. Do you know why I was this open to him? I didn’t want him to think I was just here on the boss side, chopping your money and the whole thing, so I was like bro why would I hate you? I don’t even take your money…that’s how much I love you, I don’t go for your money because I know you are young and you just started so whatever you are making now, I cant struggle that stuff with you. He was like no no no bro…i don’t think you understand me, I have made over N30M from Duro. That was the first fight I had with Ubi, it was so serious,” he said.
- Being sidelined in Made Men registration
For Iyanya trusting anyone in the business became very hard for him and changed his life forever after he found out that Triple MG which was supposed to partnership business registered in Ubi Franklin and his name had his name missing in the document.
“Before this Ubi had already brought this CAC form to me, when I signed this thing…those who know are still alive and if they are hearing me now they can testify to this. When I signed those papers, this guy took those papers and he left my room. After one year I was just moving around and an old classmate told me to go to CAC that I deserve a right… I took a flight to Abuja without telling anyone and found out my name was not on the document rather it was Ubi and his brothers’ name that was on the document,” he said.
He went on revealed how Ubi Franklin begged him after he found out about the CAC registration.
- Lies of hate towards Tekno
One of the biggest revelations in the course of the interview was when Iyanya revealed how Ubi Franklin pushed the narrative that he didn’t like Tekno. However, he said he was able to clear his name after he got into a private conversation with Tekno.
“I was in the car with Tekno when he said ‘Hey bro, I can’t believe you are talking to me like this and you are being free with me and he said because Ubi said you don’t like me’ and I’m like why? What did you do to me that would make me hate you? I have always loved you from time. That made me realize that there was a problem,” he said.
- Ubi has ruined so many lives
On a final note, Iyanya who was visibly angry said Ubi Franklin has ruined so many lives and prayed that one day he would change.
“Because I’m tired of this thing, you are messing so many people’s lives up. I’m not trying to run you down, I’m talking to you to change. The reason I’m coming to talk like this is because you don’t know the many lives you have ruined, you don’t know that you’ve ruined so many people’s minds and all of them in this time that we are will come out and talk. Its time for you to change if you are watching me…Tekno one day will come out and speak the truth,” he said.