FULL NAME: Ubi Ekapong Ofem
STAGE NAME : Ubi Fraklin
NET WORTH : Ubi Franklin Net Worth: $1.5 Million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on February 2, 1986 [32 years old]
OCCUPATION : Manager , CEO of Made Men Music Group (Triple MG)
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
TOWN AND STATE OF ORIGIN: Cross River State .
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Married to Lilian Esoro
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English and Calabar
EDUCATION : Had his primary and secondary education in Calabar and studied Law at the Madonna University.
Today’s biography torch light will be focusing on Ubi Franklin, the current CEO of Made Men Music Group also known as Tripple MG. You will get to know the manager of popular Nigerian musician Iyanya the kukere master and he is also behind the signing of other artiste like Tekno and Selebobo who now have songs making waves in Nigeria and outside Nigeria and in return making so much money for him.
Early Life And Background
Ubi Ekapong Ofem popularly known as Ubi Fraklin, is a Nigerian music artist manager and the founder and CEO of record label Made Men Music Group (Triple MG). Franklin was born in Cross River State on 2 February, 1986. He is from a very large family , he is number 11th from a family of 15 children. His family is an average family not too rich and not too poor but they faced challenges as they were too many to live a comfortable life owing to the fact that his father was not so wealthy.
His father was a high court judge. Life was not easy for Ubi Franklin as he never had a lot of privacy due to his big family. He worked so hard to make sure he gets what ever he wanted because he wanted a more luxurious life and that is what he has achieved so far. Today, Ubi Franklin is widely regarded as one of the most successful music managers in Nigeria who has helped many Nigerian artistes like Tekno, Emma Nyra, Selebobo and Iyanya who was the flagship act of the label before parting way with him and joining Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.
Franklin had his primary and secondary education in Calabar . After completing his basic education in his home town, he got admission into Madonna University where he studied Law. After he obtained a degree in Law from the prestigious University, Madonna University then he called education a wrap and focused on his career.
Career And Businesses
Ubi Franklin officially started his career when he worked as an assistant to Julius Agwu before going on to work with AY Makun and other artists. He went on to promoting shows and getting paid for gigs. In 2010, he became Iyanya’s manager before the song “kukere” was released which became a hit and brought him so much money and fame as the manager of the glowing musician.
As a result of the progress made so far , there was need to expand the label by signing other artistes like Tekno, Emma Nyra, and Selebobo in the year 2014. To add another feather to his establishment, Ubi thought it wise to found a company which provided a platform to fund business ideas and start-ups in May 2017 and he finally came to pass. Two months later after expanding his record label, he launched Instant Pickup, an online laundry service that offers instant home pickup and delivery of laundry precisely in July 2017. In November the same year, Ubi launched instant apartment, an online platform that offers luxury apartments for rent.
Obviously, 2017 was a really successful year for the Made Men Music Group (Triple MG) boss as he was able to achieve a lot of success in his career and in other business endeavors. In 2016, Franklin won City People Music Awards’ Music manager of the year.
On November 1, 2015, Ubi Franklin married Lilian Esoro, a Nollywood actress.Their son was born on 18 July, 2016 Ubi Franklin has two children . Franklin revealed a very shocking revelation about himself in 2016 and 2017, he exposed what transpired in his life during this stated period.
According to him, through the period of July 2016 to March 2017, he struggled to overcome bouts of depression which almost led him to commit suicide . He emphasized that he was almost killed by a Chinese man at a furniture store in Lagos, but the quick intervention of his cousin, he was saved. The attacker was eventually arrested.
There were a lot of rumours surrounding Ubi Franklin wedding. Two years ago, the Tripple M music group manager got married to the popular actress. There are rumors that this couple is no longer happy with each other. These rumors started when Lilian unfollowed Ubi Franklin on Instagram. The fight worsen to the extent that she even returned to her maiden name on her Instagram account. For a very long time fans continued to spread rumours about the possible break up in Ubi Franklin’s marriage. Unfortunately, they finally got separated after fighting for a long time.
In 2015, Celebrity Magazines was mostly interested in his another rumoured lady – Emma Nyra. According to Ubi, he said he dated Emma but the relationship did not work out which later led to their break up.
Relationship With Emma Nyra
Ubi Franklin in an interview with The Cable 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.
In His Words:
“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.