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Honestly you need a cool glass juice for this Ubi Franklin and Iyanya gist to sink in, quite confusing but really interesting.

Am sure you all know that there is a disagreement between Ubi Franklin and Iyanya and both parties have been revealing a lot that has really got the attention of many. The recent exclusive report was released by Journalist Joey Akan who stated that In 48 hours since he published the story he has received: 4 threats. 2 Lawyers trying to serve him papers. 1 Chibbz trying to talk. 3 people offering me Emma Nyra’s abuse story. 57 personal messages of: “Stay safe.” 3. Sets of people offering protection. Final Part (Part 3), 8pm tonight!.

Omoh the gist really long, read part 1 while you sip your juice…

On the evening of Saturday, June 30, 2018, Ubi Franklin walks into his Lekki penthouse bar and lounge, Tilt Terrace. The bar is uncharacteristically full, with young, colourful musicians, drawn from the rank and file of underground hustlers in Lagos crawling the place. They are buzzing, calling for drinks while paying attention to the reason for the gathering; Squeeze Tarela, on stage giving a live music performance.

In Ubi’s company is his personal assistant, Omini Otah, a gymed-up, barrel-chested bro. Barely 30 minutes later, the place is in commotion. Ubi is bleeding with a cut to his face, while four boys drag him downstairs, with brutal blows and kicks interrupting the hurried journey. Bouncers and barmen are stunned, and before they can react, the deed had already been done. Ubi Franklin, a popular Lagos entertainment entrepreneur, father to a son, ex-husband of Actress Lilian Esoro, and the CEO of numerous companies, had been beaten by four young men.

The perpetrators of the violence were led by a musician named Chibbz, a singer who had been unveiled as a MMMG (Made Men Music Group) signing in 2016. “Ubi isn’t the subject I want to discuss,”  Chibbz told me with conviction when I reached out to him for his thoughts. “He is dead to me.” Attempts to further contact Chibbz and his management for further comments have been nought, as all parties have since requested privacy on the altercation.

Industry insiders who heard about the attack on Mr. Franklin, say it is no surprise that label boss was assaulted. They say it has been a long time coming – they legitimately sound surprised was that it took so long for it to happen. “That Ubi guy is a very shady person,” says Adeshina, a prominent booking agent and talent manager. “He deserves more than just to chop that beating.”

Deserving of assault or not, Ubi Franklin remembers the night differently. Fractures in his relationship with Chibbz began in 2016 when the singer approached him for a deal to use his record label as a public cover to kickstart his music career. “He told me he wanted to join us, his father was wealthy and he has the cash to pay for his bills and stuff. So I told him no problem, I’ll talk to Iyanya,” Ubi says in a telephone conversation with me. He says Chibbz agreed to a deal where he would pay a N5 million sign-on fee, and use the label’s name for promotion. But that money wasn’t paid in full.

“So he paid 2 million out of the money,” Ubi says. “Iyanya took half of the money, I took half of the money. And then, two years into the game – like almost a year doing music he could not even shoot one video.” Ubi, claiming a strong desire to help out and save the artist, offered him a proper recording contract, which all parties signed after Iyanya’s exit from the label.

“Now, every time you tell him to go for an interview, he tells you he is not around,” Ubi continues. “You’d tell him to go and perform a show, open a show, and he’d tell you he is not around; he has travelled to Owerri, to Aba, he travelled to this place or that place. I shot a video for him o! A very good video shot by AJE. One day I told him, ‘you know I’m a businessman and all this money I am investing is my personal money I’m putting in. I don’t want you to come and be taking my investments for granted.  I didn’t hear from him again. One day I got a letter asking that he wants his contract terminated. I just laughed and ignored him.”

Why did they attack him? He says when they walked into his lounge, Tilt Terrace, he approached them and asked them to leave because “once artist does that and you want to leave, go, don’t come around my space.”  Ubi continues: “So, he fought me, I have pictures of wounds, I just left him. His sister called me and asked me why are we doing this?  She said Chibbz is a kid that I should leave him. I said ‘okay, no problem.’ I just left him, I didn’t say anything to him anymore”

Please relax if your juice has finished go and get another one while you read this the misadventure of made men…

By pure coincidence, on July 1, 2018, the next day after Chibbz attacked Ubi, I was in a duplex near Jakande, Lagos, sitting in a living room and waiting to meet with a man called ‘Illskills’. Over several weeks, he had tried to reach me via Instagram but we had failed to connect. Two missed appointments later, and a brief conversation with his assistant and we finally meet. He was a tall, lean figure, with a beard, whose first words  to me were: “Iyanya is finally ready to talk and I want you to write the story.”

We were later joined by a group of people. Among them, I recognised an old music industry acquaintance, a guy named Demola Bishop. Bishop had worked with a few people in the industry. I first met him in 2014 when he was managing an artist named Zaina. She was signed to R&B singer, Darey Art Alade. Later, he pitched tents with Kiss Daniel, but was released by G-Worldwide after the singer had his breakthrough. Sources tell me that he was a troublemaker, who was fired because he tried to cause a rift in the label. One of his core brags, which he tells anyone who cares to listen, was that he was instrumental in splitting up Kiss Daniel and his ex-record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment. He got his revenge, I guess.

By pure coincidence, on July 1, 2018, the next day after Chibbz attacked Ubi, I was in a duplex near Jakande, Lagos, sitting in a living room and waiting to meet with a man called ‘Illskills’. Over several weeks, he had tried to reach me via Instagram but we had failed to connect. Two missed appointments later, and a brief conversation with his assistant and we finally meet. He was a tall, lean figure, with a beard, whose first words  to me were: “Iyanya is finally ready to talk and I want you to write the story.”

We were later joined by a group of people. Among them, I recognised an old music industry acquaintance, a guy named Demola Bishop. Bishop had worked with a few people in the industry. I first met him in 2014 when he was managing an artist named Zaina. She was signed to R&B singer, Darey Art Alade. Later, he pitched tents with Kiss Daniel, but was released by G-Worldwide after the singer had his breakthrough. Sources tell me that he was a troublemaker, who was fired because he tried to cause a rift in the label. One of his core brags, which he tells anyone who cares to listen, was that he was instrumental in splitting up Kiss Daniel and his ex-record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment. He got his revenge, I guess.

Guys after you watch that Kukere video continue reading from there….the gist is now like a novel 😓

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Part 2 carry pidgin we for like translate but in Psquare voice e no easy …. Make una try Read am for here

As Joey talk the remaining part drops later today by 8pm…we are waiting!!!! Prepare another glass of juice ooo…

Finally its here ….Read

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