Ubi Franklin: Why I cancelled P-Square deal to sign Iyanya

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Iyanya, Ubi Franklin

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nigerian famous music executive and talent manager, Ubi Franklin has narrated how he cancelled P-Square’s deal to sign singer Iyanya.

Franklin explained that P-Square had expressed interest in signing Iyanya at a crucial juncture in his career but declined.

He said this in his trending interview with Adesope Olajide on the Afrobeats podcast.

Narrating the incident, Franklin explained that P-Square’s actions during the record deal meeting bruised his pride.

He said, “We got to their house, Paul, Peter and their manager, Jude Okoye, asked me to wait outside and went in with Iyanya.

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“I was boiling outside. Iyanya would have gotten that deal with P-Square but the fact that they said I should wait outside bruised my ego.

“I said to them, ‘you know what, even if I was offered $50 million, I would reject the deal.’ Guess what, Eldee’s deal was actually better than theirs.”

Franklin and Iyanya had parted ways for five years, to explore life differently.

After their breakup in 2016, Ubi and Iyanya announced that they are back together under their former record label, Made Men Music Group Entertainment in 2021.

The duo mentioned that their separation was necessary for them to grow independently for some time.

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