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How I stopped Iyanya from signing record deal with PSquare — Ubi Franklin



Nigerian Music executive Ubi Franklin has revealed why he stopped PSquare (Peter and Paul Okoye) from signing singer, Iyanya.

He spoke in a recent interview.

The Triple MG boss said the music group and their manager, Jude Okoye, invited him and Iyanya to their mansion for a record deal but they asked him to wait outside while the ‘Kukere’ crooner went into the house.

Ubi Franklin shared the story during an episode of The Afrobeats podcast hosted by Adesope Olajide.

He said PSquare’s action bruised his ego that day and he vowed to reject the deal even if he was offered 50 million dollars for Iyanya.

According to him, PSquare asked for their email and told them that they will send the contract later, but when it came, he never responded.

Ubi Franklin said when Iyanya started wondering why they had not heard from PSquare, he told him that they should start their own record label instead as that is the only way people will take them seriously in the industry.

The talent manager also disclosed that Hip Hop star, Eldee offered Iyanya a better deal around the same period, but they initially wanted the PSquare signing because of the accompaniments.

Ubi said: “We got there, Jude, Paul and Peter told me to wait outside and called Iyanya into the house. I was boiling outside. Iyanya would have gotten that deal with PSquare but the fact that they said I should wait outside, my ego was bruised.

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

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