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Ubi, Iyanya Trade Blame Over Tekno’s ‘Duro’

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Iyanya and Ubi Franklin have continued to accuse and counter accuse each other as to what really transpired between them when they were partners at Triple MG.

Part of Iyanya’s beef, which he revealed in a recent interview with Daddy Freeze, is that Ubi betrayed him when he chose to omit his name from their partnership contract. He also lamented not receiving more than N145, 000 from one of their artistes on the label, Tekno’s career, even though just one of Tekno’s songs, ‘Duro,’ made N30m.

According to Iyanya, he gathered this information from the artiste himself, who also revealed that Ubi had told him (Tekno) that Iyanya does not like him (which explains why they weren’t on talking before then) and it was during this conversation that Tekno revealed how much the mentioned song, ‘Duro,’ made.

“Tekno told me that he won’t lie to me that since ‘Duro’ was released, he has made over N30m. Meanwhile, I got only N145, 000 from Tekno’s career for the whole time. Do you know why I was this open to him? I didn’t want him to think I was just there on the boss side, chopping your money and the whole thing, so I was like bro why would I hate you? I don’t even take your money, that’s how much I love you. I don’t go for your money because I know you are young and you just started so whatever you are making now, I can’t struggle for that with you. He was like ‘no bro, I don’t think you understand me, I have made over N30m from ‘Duro.’ That was the first fight I had with Ubi, it was so serious,” he revealed.

To confirm the figure, Iyanya said he went to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to confirm and there he saw the contract he signed but this time, the contract was without his name and contained the names of Ubi Franklin’s brothers instead. This revelation caused yet, another issue between them.

Speaking further, Iyanya revealed there are so many people Ubi Franklin has hurt, saying it’s about time he stops hurting people because his deceit and hurt are affecting the lives of many.

On his part, Franklin debunked the allegations. The boss of Made Men Music Group, who since the release of the interview has not responded, finally did on Monday and the only resounding response to all of Iyanya’s allegations is that he (Iyanya) is a liar. According to Ubi, Iyanya has lied to the world to make himself look good and his contract will prove that, saying he prefers resolving issues behind closed doors and not on social media, adding since the issue has been taken public, he’ll be releasing an interview very soon to address what truly happened.

‘‘It’s very unfortunate that someone I took as my brother would lie to the world to make himself look good, he said.’’ He followed this by advising that people always wait to hear both sides of the story before they start calling people names, insisting Iyanya lied to make himself look good.

‘‘I have never fought anyone I worked with, dated or married, publicly and I swore never to do that. We try to settle things in house and if that can’t happen we call on elders to mediate, it has always worked. Thank you,” he added.

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