Ubi Franklin who normally shies away from the media was candid about his affair with his artiste Emma Nyra, and the drama it caused.
The newly engaged Ubi Franklin has responded by finally revealing that he and Emma Nyra were actually an item. "I was dating Emma Nyra and the relationship didn’t go as I thought it should have gone" he candidly revealed in an interview with The Cable.
Ubi Franklin who normally shies away from the media was candid about his affair with his artiste Emma Nyra, and the drama it caused. "When you’re dating somebody and you are the boss, there are things you can’t tell your wife or your girlfriend. But if you say it to an employee you are dating, they tend to misbehave. Like, if you tell the others to do something, they will obey without thinking about it. It’s not only me but it has happened to a lot of people, but that is the business lesson I’ve learnt in my life…" he said.
"That relationship made me cut off a lot of people and it also made me feel like everybody wanted the same ‘cake’ I was having. I spent a lot of time trying to beef people when I am not supposed to. It really dealt me a big blow. I decided in the end that it doesn’t make any sense and we both understood that and moved on" he further stated.
He also mentioned on how he has invested a whole lot more into Emma Nyra's career than Iyanya who is the flagship act of the label. "I don’t think that I have spent as much money on Iyanya as I’ve spent on Emma Nyra. Emma has like nine videos at about N3.5m" he revealed. Ubi Franklin also said that when it's time for Emma Nyra to blow up she would, and everything is down to God's timing.
Ubi also recounted how he met his fiancée, Nollywood actress Lilian Esoro. He said he had been seeing her around over the years, but he started talking to her last year, a few months ago at a friend's party. The label boss said he told her he was going to marry her the first day they met.
Ubi Franklin met Lilian Esoro after he stopped dating Emma Nyra. He praised the virtues of his wife-to-be during the interview. "She’s everything I can ever ask God for. She’s very brilliant, she can cook. She’s usually quiet and more reserved. She’s not one of those actresses who are just out there and all over the place. She’s very subtle with everything she does."
Emma Nyra joined Made Men Music Group in 2012.