Ubi Franklin, Iyanya fight takes new dimension
•I Left Made Men At The Time Because There Was So Much Darkness — Iyanya
• He’s Telling Lies And Does Not Like Tekno, Says Ubi
It seem the rift between Iyanya and his former friend and business partner, Ubi Franklin is taking another dimension as the later claims the Kukere crooner is spreading lies about him.
Ubi in an interview with Cool FM on Wednesday, March 13, responded to the allegations while also reportedly providing documents to back up his claims. In the interview, Ubi stated that Iyanya asked not be to included in the first contract document.
Explaining why Iyanya’s name was not on the original document that created the label, Ubi said the singer at the beginning had asked that he be left out, as he didn’t want to sign anything.
“He just wanted to do music and without the signature of all involved, the document cannot be approved. Iyanya was not part of it, he said he wanted to focus on the music,” he said
Ubi also explained that six months after, they (label management) were forced to re-draft the document and include Iyanya’s name on it. “In August/September 2012, we had gone for a top government official’s mum burial in Delta State. At the airport, we saw a woman carrying her bag and I told Iyanya to go after her and help carry her bag. She now introduced herself and they started talking.
“The woman was a top executive at in a bank and he (Iyanya) discussed with her about helping to secure a loan. It was while trying to get a loan that the bank insisted on Iyanya’s name on the document before they can approve the loan,” he stated.
He continued: “In September, we went back to CAC to rectify the documents. I put my brothers names initially on the contract because Iyanya didn’t want to sign and the document can’t have only me on it. After the second CAC document was ready, we signed a joint venture document stating that every money that the company makes, we will share 50/50.
“We got a loan from the bank and Freda Francis (a mutual friend) was the person that gave us the security to back up our loan. We were able to push Kukere to the next level, Your Waist and other songs.
Reacting to the claims of verbal abuse and alleged forgery of Iyanya signature, Ubi said there was none he could remember, adding that he never forged anybody’s signature.
“I was sent to school to read law and I know the legal implications of forgery and I will never do that.”
He admitted that he may have made mistakes in the past, investing his personal money into the business, but he insists that had always tried to deal fairly with Iyanya during their time together and never worked with an intention to defraud people.
Meanwhile, Iyanya had in an interview with Daddy Freeze described his time at Made Men Music Group (Triple MG) as ‘dark times’, adding that Ubi sidelined him and manipulated his way into owning all the shares of music label.
“What people don’t know is, I didn’t sell my share. 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,” he alleged.
According to the Your Waist crooner, despite being a part owner of the label, which later signed Tekno, he only received N145,000 from the singer’s career, even as he also state that Ubi had lied to Tekno that he did not like him.
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