Ubi Franklin Betrayed Me – Iyanya

Nigerian musician, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk has revealed how his friend and business partner Ubi Franklin betrayed him which led him into leaving Triple MG.

In an interview with Ndani TV, Iyanya revealed how he assign for a form by his partner and how his name was not found on the list.


The “Your Waist” crooner 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.

“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” He Said

He further disclosed his journey down to Mavin Records and how Don Jazzy was able to heal the betrayed wound.

“Mavin was … shout out to Jazzy… Jazzy gave me that platform to put music out because I left Made Men and I didn’t want anything from Made Men, so Jazzy just said look, man, you’ve built something over the years and starting all over is not going to be as easy as you think, so just put out music from here and work on something.


“So people really thought I signed to Mavin but it wasn’t like a legal signing, it was just love. And then Temple Music came, when Temple music came, I loved the vision, I loved the dream and I was like Okay, let me try this, and that was when I released “Up to Something,” “Hold On,” I mean, “Good Vibes.” And after that, it was time for me to move, because I felt like I got to the point where I have to put out my own thing, have my own family, have my own team, me and Alex…”

Iyanya co-founded the record label Made Men Music Group with Ubi Franklin in 2011

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Iyanya’s interview with NdaniTV
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