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“I Lost Confidence When Iyanya And Tekno left”, Ubi Franklin Recounts Ordeal As TripleMG Reunite After Over 4 Years



Media executive and talent manager Ubi Franklin has recounted how his world fell apart following the loss of his singers, Tekno and Iyanya.

Recall that in 2016, Iyanya left Ubi Franklin’s record label, MMMG (fondly known as TripleMG) and in 2018, Tekno followed suit.

Recounting the experience, Ubi revealed he lost confidence when the top singers left and though, he tried to build the label up, his efforts were in vain.

However, he now has them back and has more artistes signed to his label.

Ubi Franklin further bragged about how he has over 30 HIT records and over 230 songs under his label.

“For people who do not know, I have more than 30 HIT records under my record label, @mademenmusicmg from @iyanya x @teknomiles. Everything was going fine and in 2016 lost Iyanya left and Tekno stayed back till 2018 December and I had to build back again, I lost confidence, I thought I couldn’t do it again, but I pushed forward, today I have them back and more Big Artiste I manage. From 2009 till date I have released more than 230 songs under my company. We keep pushing, more to come.

Made money and I have lost a lot of money, I just wana write a book, been through good and bad times and God keep us going. Only God can keep you going, Always trust God”.

This isn’t the first time, Ubi Franklin is opening up on the loss.

Ubi Franklin speaks out on fallout with Iyanya
Ubi Franklin had stated that he almost killed himself when singer Iyanya left his Made Men Music record label.

The twl engaged in a war of words concerning their past business relationship which turned soar when the singer left the record label at a time when he was one of the top selling musicians in Africa.

Speaking about how he felt when Iyanya left, Ubi Franklin said:

“I didn’t want him to go, I wanted us to fix whatever were the issues. I didn’t know he had made up his mind. Bro, do you know Iyanya left on the same week my wife left?
So I nearly killed myself. I attempted suicide several times because I felt my world was down.”

He added:

“I went asking people for help, to see how they can help me talk to him to not leave me. But he didn’t listen, his mind was made up because Temple was calling him, Mavins were calling him as well. Which I don’t blame them because of what he told them. Me, I have proof of everything. I’m a documented guy.”

Iyanya tells his side
On his part, Kukere singer, Iyanya, had claimed that Ubi cheated him while they were establishing the label, Made Men Music Group. According to Iyanya, though he signed all relevant documents, he was shocked to find out that his name was not on the documents submitted at the Corporate Affairs Commission. Shortly after, Ubi released some documents that actually contained Iyanya’s name.

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‘APC Made Nigeria, The Poverty Capital Of The World’, Charly Boy Fumes



Nigerian entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy or Area Fada, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of paying people to attend the party’s campaign rallies.

The popular activist shared a video which captured a man in a vehicle giving out N1,000 each to those on board who were wearing APC caps and T-shirts on his Twitter handle.

He also accused the ruling party of crippling the nation’s economy, saying APC made Nigeria the “Poverty Capital of the World”.

He wrote, “APC paying money to rent crowd for their rallies. What a shame. They first made the country the Poverty Capital of the World, and now they’re shamelessly renting crowds for their rallies openly.

“Anyways, collect your money but wake up
You should use your power to serve the people, not Oppress them!! Free Aminu!!!”

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Femi Kuti Frowns At Tinubu, APC Over Unauthorised Use Of Fela Song For Campaign



The family of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti frowned at the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate Bola Tinubu for the use of the late artiste’s song for the 2023 election campaign.

Femi Kuti in a “disclaimer and notice of use without consent” for the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti family said the use of Fela’s popular song “Eko Ile” during one of its campaign activities for their 2023 presidential campaign was unauthorised.

The Kuti family said it wished to continue to be politically neutral.

“We the administrators of the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti issue this disclaimer. We wish to state here for clarity, that the permission of the estate was not sought for the use of Fela’s music, Eko Ile, in the All Progressives Congress social media campaign currently making the rounds,” Fela Anikulapo-Kuti family said.

“We do not involve Fela’s music in any political campaign at home or abroad and choose to remain neutral.

“While we wish all candidates the best, we demand that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are abided by and intellectual property rights are duly respected. Signed the estate of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.”

Tinubu and the members of the APC presidential campaign council held a rally last Saturday at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State.

Fela’s popular song “Eko Ile” was used in a video recap of the rally by Tinubu on Twitter.

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Twitter post: ‘This Is Pure Wickedness, You’re Not God’, Comedian Mr Macaroni Blasts Aisha Buhari Over Aminu Adamu’s Arrest



Famous Nigerian skit maker and social activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has called on the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to go to court if she has any grievance over Aminu Adamu’s criticism.

Mr Macaroni also advised her to use her power to serve and not oppress the people.

He made the statement on Tuesday via his verified Twitter handle.

Recall that Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) are facing criticism over the arrest of Adamu, after a remark on Twitter.

Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, is in detention for commenting on Aisha’s weight.

However, following the illegal detention of Adamu over his comment, Mr Macaroni has come out to say that the First Lady is not bigger than the citizens.

He wrote, “Madam First Lady, you are not God!!! If you have any grievance whatsoever, go to court!!! You are not bigger than the Citizens of Nigeria, neither are you bigger than the Law!! You should use your power to serve the people, not oppress them!!
Free Aminu!!!

“President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife suffered so many insults. Even from people who are in this present government.

“APC trolls curse and insult some of us here every day. We dey chest am. The ones we can’t chest, we go to court!
“Madam First Lady, stop abusing power!!!

“I can speak so much about issues like this because I have been a victim of oppression and brutality and I know how horrible the experience is!!! If you are being held by security agents with backing from political figures, they will do the unthinkable!! Dem go lick you finish!!”

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