In an exclusive interview with Ubi Franklin where he opened up about having pictures of married women Iyanya has slept with.
He also spoke about the allegations of him “beating up’ Emma Nyra” when she was signed to the label and the Non-disclosure aggrement they signed that prohibits her from speaking else she’ll risk paying him 10million naira.
See excerpts from the interview below….
What Happened With Emma Nyra?
We didn’t agree. You see, Emma
Nyra’s situation, I cannot say much
about it because I am binded by
contract not to say anything about
our situation. I am not going to say
anything about it. Because if I say
anything about it, I have a legal suit
that I’m going to pay 10 million
naira. So, I’m not going to say anything about Emma Nyra. If she
does, I’d have to collect 10 million
because me and Emma Nyra don’t
really have any problem. Even when
she had the twins, we spoke. I even
sent her a message. So, we don’t
have problems. These problems are
problems Iyanya is trying to create
to hype himself up.
Tell Me What You Know About What
Transpired Between Iyanya And
Yeah, it was a one-on-one
conversation we had at his house.
He showed me a heated WhatsApp
chat with the owner of Temple,
them. That’s why I was able to
believe he was having problems
with Temple. When he wanted to
leave Temple, I told him, ‘Don’t
leave Temple the way you left Made
Men’. Which is, relieve yourself,
settle everything and go. I said, ‘The
fact that you want to leave Temple
doesn’t mean that you should fight
them. It would now become
constant. It can’t be like it’s the
same thing you do everywhere you
go. People would come and be
putting some rubbish things around
it. People you collected money from to
pay your house rent when your landlady chased you out. They gave
you a car. You were stuck in America they paid for you. Have you
spoken to Temple? Ask Iyanya if he
told me that he had issues with
Temple and he needed to clear up
his contract with N60 million. Ask
him if he told me that.
N60 Million, To Exit His Contract?
Yes. And I told him I was going to
raise the money. Before I raised that
money I spoke him. It took me 24
hours or less to raise that money.
When I raised that money I started
calling him, he was not picking up
his phone so I just left it. So for me,
you see all these things Iyanya is
saying ehn, when I look at it I just
laugh. Because I have everything to
prove. I have everything to show. If
this is what Iyanya is going to do
after all my hard work. Now, you
know what? People would comment
and say ‘This Ubi guy, Ubi is like
this, Ubi is like that’. You know why
they’d say that?
All artist managers are hated. You
know why? We do the dirty job. So I
don’t expect anybody to like me.
When we leave these artists and go
that’s when you start seeing who
these artists are directly and you
start to see who they are. Please,
what did he say about Emma Nyra?
That You Had Problems In Your
Relationship And You Physically
Assaulted Her Repeatedly..
Have you asked Iyanya what
happened between him and Yvonne
Was Iyanya Physically Abusing
(Laughs) It’s, not my mouth you’d
hear that thing from. I promised not
to say anything or put Iyanya out.
He Said He Saw You Beating Emma
Did He Advise Her To Leave You?
Bro see, Iyanya is a big liar. He has
been saying it for many years that
he is going to use Emma Nyra
against me. You understand? I did
every work for Emma to make sure.
I’m not going to speak about Emma
Nyra unless she talks. We have a
contract binding us not to say
anything. Why didn’t he say on his
interview that I beat up Emma Nyra?
He Did Say That…
Bro, I’d advise you not to. Because
I would put out all the married
women he slept with. Their pictures
side by side for me. Bro I don’t want
to talk. Because if you allow me to
do that to him, I’d drag him through
the whole of this country. I’m not
scared of shit. What I want about
this matter is for people to see
clarity. If Emma Nyra has issues
she would come and say it herself.
Emma Nyra is a mother now. I think
her focus is different. And she even
wouldn’t want to be involved in all
this. I wish Iyanya was a father. If
he was a father, most of these
things he is saying he would not do
it. When I kept watching his
interviews I kept laughing. Bro,
don’t let me do this to this to this
guy. If you’re writing your story, take
out the Emma Nyra situation
because if you’re writing about
something like that, Emma Nyra
needs to speak for herself and with
the way I and Emma Nyra are tight,
we cannot speak about each other.
We had our whole issues and the
issues were settled and I have a
legal document to back it. So for
me, leave her out of this and focus
on something else. Write your post.
See, I never really wanted to get to
this point bro. For everything that
happens, there are two sides to the
Do You Think You Treated Everyone
I treated everybody fair. I’m not
perfect bro. See, there’s nobody
even you talking to me right now
that would say they don’t have
issues with people. Check the whole
entertainment industry. Am I the
first person that an artist is leaving
my record label or an artist is
having issues with me? I’m not the
When did artists start
leaving record labels?
be very diplomatic about this thing.
Did they say that I had their money,
I ate it and I didn’t give them?
It Was Just About You Not Treating
Them Right That They Had
Expectations And Those
Expectations Were Not Met.
Okay, what expectations?
A More Hands-On Promotion And
Can I ask you a question? Iyanya
says he was a partner and he was
investing so why are they not
blaming that on Iyanya? Exactly.
Why is it that it is Ubi they are
blaming it on? Why is it that they
are all coming together to fight? Do
you understand where this thing is
going? You said you are a partner
abi? You were investing. So why are
they not fighting you? Is it that you
gave me money to push your music
and I didn’t do it? So you see the
twist? Now, If they say that the label
is not treating them right who is the
label? Ubi, Iyanya. Why are they not
Maybe He Has Done Nothing To
All these people talking, how much
did they make me? Chibbz, how
much did we make from him? The
only person that can talk and I
would respond to the person is only
Iyanya and Baci. I know Selebobo
would not say anything to you
because for a fact he doesn’t have
anything to say to you.
What Role Did You Play In The
Tensions Between Iyanya And
He (Iyanya) says Tekno is rude and
ill-mannered. The issue between me
and Iyanya that made me and
Iyanya break up finally was that I
hired a driver for Iyanya. Iyanya and
the driver fought and he fired the
driver. And Tekno hired the driver.
Tekno was living on his own. So
one day I now went to meet Iyanya
that just in case you come to
Nigeria before me, what I just heard
is that Ken your former driver now
works for Tekno. Tekno, on the
other hand, said he saw this guy on
the road, he had a baby at home
and he decided to hire him. And he
asked him what happened between
you and Iyanya, and the guy
explained his side. So he was like
let me just hire the guy because the
person you know is better than the
person you don’t know. And the guy
worked with Tekno for a very long
So Iyanya started accusing me, of
using Tekno to disrespect him. That
how would I know that Tekno is
about to hire his own driver that he
sacked and I allowed that happen?
That’s how he turned and said he
wants to leave the record label.
Every time issues happen he says
that I am the one not making them,
Tekno, to respect him. I’m like bro,
Tekno is a man of his own.
Everybody, they are men. And I
don’t think any of these guys
disrespect you, they respect you.
From Selebobo they respect you.
They call him “Baba.” They don’t
call him by name. Do you
understand? They call him Baba.
They don’t call him by name. Ask
him what happened between him
and Tekno and what happened
between him and the driver Tekno
hired? Do you understand?
Already, everything he said is a lie.
A lot of the things he said are lies.
So, there is a legal document that is
going to be sent to him soon for
him to retract everything he has
said because he is lying. Whatever I
tell you I have proof. You see the
story I told you about these women?
I have proof of it and I warned him.
I said ‘Listen, I’m going to spoil your
career, let it go’. Do you
understand? I’m going to let it go.
Now he is the one going to tell you
that I beat up Emma Nyra.