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#ThrowbackThursday! Check Out Ubi Franklin’s Amazing Transformation



Ubi FranklinIyanya’s manager and CEO of the Triple MG record label Ubi Franklin shared some pictures for #ThrowbackThursday a few hours ago and we are still in shock over them.

He went from looking like this in 2003, still a Law student at Madonna University to being the CEO of Made Men Music record label.

Ubi Franklin 1

That’s amazing!

Photo Credit: Instagram

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  1. Thatgidigirl

    November 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Desola you’re just a trouble maker ooo! lmao! You needed to put a face to the supposed gossip you spilled earlier abi? Meanwhile, his story is inspiring….I mean his grass to grace story, not the one making rounds today.

    • Fre

      November 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Grass ke?
      How do you know he was at grass level though?

  2. nikky

    November 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I cant wait for comments.

  3. bruno

    November 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Biko what is the difference.

    • Smh

      November 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Lmao!!!!!! You’re……… *brain freeze*

  4. Seen

    November 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Oh Bella the Shade….#thatisall

  5. Cynthia

    November 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Faints, wakes up, faints again, eyes bulging out, ooooooooo myyyy gooodnesss.!!!!!

  6. Tweeny Tee

    November 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Buhahahahaaaahaha!!!! BN!!! welldone! I see what you have done with this post!

  7. nene

    November 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    he looks the same. no difference. only difference is picture quality.

  8. Concerned_Boyfriend

    November 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm


  9. Ephi

    November 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Hmmmmm, this post coming hot on the heels of another *post* cough cough, I need some water abeg.

    Jokes apart, I really do hope the girl being beaten stands up for herself, life is too short for such mess.

  10. Keke

    November 14, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Still looks the same to me

  11. tunmi

    November 14, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I almost spat out my juice. Hmmm…so BN posted Fade’s allegations about a record label CEO who allegedly beats his girlfriend (Emma Nyra). The deliciously brilliant comments revealed said CEO to be Ubi Franklin. And guess who BN decides to bring up on tbt lmao hahahahahaha well done BN. Claim it however you want, a random occurrence or the fate of the gods. This is absolutely gold. We are still waiting on that pastor’s “robust reply” sha

    • strictlytalks

      November 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      your comment has me rolling on my bed lmaoo this amebo business as readers be sweeting everyone coz u can drop ur 2 cents without showing face but yaal forget say if u enter email address and it has your real name and u are known in naija …bella knows who u are so ubi’s pple if una make mistake miss that aspect fowl yansh go open and it goes for other readers too stuff aint even hard to trace on the internet this days, im into the IT life

  12. Truth

    November 14, 2014 at 12:30 am

    one word #shade

  13. baboushka

    November 14, 2014 at 12:35 am

    What is shocking about these photos? He was dressed like most people would have been in 2003…now if he was wearing tattered clothes and barefoot sitting outside his mud hut then that would be a transformation.

  14. tish

    November 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Amazing? He just looks older with a better dress sense.

  15. Carliforniabawlar

    November 14, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Haaaaaa!!!! BellaNaija!!! No!! Imma call you by your real name….. Desola Ade-Unuigbe!! You people are wicked! See soaping, washing, rinsing and shading!! You guys did a full dry-cleaning cycle on this guy mehn….and the skills with which this entire operation is being carried out is the best part of it….lmao! #throwbackthursday ko, #fastforwardfriday…na today e don dey post for instagram?
    You come bring this guy out like 7-day-old baby! Now all your readers have a face to the name…I couldn’t have cared less who this guy was before the Fade rant…. Now I even know where he went to undergrad, e remain small you guys for post hin house address….Aye ma nika o!!

  16. Chacha

    November 14, 2014 at 2:59 am

    BellaNaijaaaaaaaaa! LMAOOO. Una wan continue the conversation abi?? lol

  17. and so what?

    November 14, 2014 at 3:06 am

    This transformation must be spiritual BN because I’m not seeing anything. Picture just changed to HD. Dont force surulere on us

  18. Surely

    November 14, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I don’t see the transformation. Just looks like the older pictures are printed and stained…

  19. missme

    November 14, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Chesus! Oluwa is involved

  20. Tosin

    November 14, 2014 at 6:43 am

    If you lie!

  21. Yayi Boni

    November 14, 2014 at 7:19 am

    That is What I call TRY HARD!! OR DIE POOR… and dis fine bobo try ooooooo! chai.. moni de talk oooo.. Congratulations my man.. keep up the good work.. and don’t turn around.. you should see my pictures when I was a graduate student in Pols Sci in Paris and now… nafo see mi ooooo!!!

  22. benny

    November 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    See his short neck. Emma Nyra if not for Akata behaviour, why is this teenage mutant ninja turtle beating you?
    I don’t even understand; how does the beating happen? Where is everyone when the beating is taking place?

    Truth be told, it is quite easy for a lady to lose her dignity and invite disrespect. Even in the office, talk less of this fickle, perverted entertainment circle. In an ideal world, this shouldn’t be but unfortunately this is the world we live in. Ladies, when u are new to a place abeg study people carefully first. It is imperative if u don’t want to be that girl that will pass and one random Emeka will have the confidence to grab ur waist as “play”; na so e de always start…

    Ya’ll are just messy… messyyyyyyyyy

  23. Bambi

    November 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Theres nothing wrong with the Throw back look. I celebrate it… Infact you need to this pictures of all this Current MDs and CEOs of banks and Oil companies in their days. You will be amazed! Infact i have one of a my brother took with a current chairman of an oil company in the 90s… Its a good testimony!

  24. G

    November 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    BN decoders! ehm wuna no di sleep eh! BN r you guys Ubi PR? Make dem employ wuna promote Emma Nyra na…
    Long long time I don notice wuna di decode!!! (covers face)
    We r Save… How r you doing? 🙂

  25. Omo1

    November 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Oh Belle Naija..I know what you are trying to do #whistllingaway…

  26. Jessy

    November 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

    BTW, this guy is one rude and arrogant person. No respect whatsoever, the kind of “celebrities” we breed……..

  27. Lola

    November 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Most of u are hating he’s successful in is Owm right

    • Nahum

      November 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Hey Ubi’s side chick? How you doing?

  28. Nahum

    November 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    That’s right Bella!! Lets publicly shame this serial abuser. Maybe if we women stand up for each other more often, this isht will reduce. See his head like Kermit the frog

    • benny

      November 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you my sister. I am done with all things MMG. not like I entertained their brand of noise before but I will follow every post related to them and drop this physical abuse talk. He will pay psychologically

    • truthbetold

      November 15, 2014 at 9:39 am

      It is a known fact in the nigerian music scene that Emma Nyra is dating Ubi Franklin. She is his girlfriend. He is not forcing her to do anything at all. He spends millions of naira buying her shows, awards and flying her first class around the world. She even has a stylist that travels with her. Why? She knows no other label would do that. Even with all that his doing she still cant get a hit song. That’s why she stays. Her family ARE well aware Ubi is beating her up which makes one question their morals also. Her elder sis found out last year and reported to the family that this guy was beating emma which is why she left. But after she started missing his money she went back. Her family should be ashamed of themselves her father is alive and he can sit back and allow this village tout to beat his daughter because of money??

  29. LILO

    November 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Fade is a friend of BN, matter of fact if not BN, who else features the girl? So it’s inky appropriate that they use this platform to shade Ubi

    • strictlytalks

      November 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      you dont know that. ps it was featured on linda ikeji too. i saw it on lindas first sef way before bella put it up hours later the difference was lindas readers didnt know who the hell the man and lady was until after about 300 comments coz i searched for answers *amebo thinz* if u like judge me.. like i care. we all get bored

  30. atlstyle

    November 15, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Ahhhhh hahaha lol BN you are getting hot and giving us hot tea these day, this is how it should be…haha thanks for the Friday tea.
    Meanwhile there’s no difference in this dudes life,money can’t help some lol…And you silly girl Emma who are ur parents? How dare u act like a hoe being pimped and let this bush village uncivilized local good for nothing money cannot help me guy put his hands on you..I command you to wake up and walk out of that filth, what the heck!!!!!

  31. juicyjane

    February 8, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Aba naaaa world people. na only bad news una dey carry quick. reading comments on ubi beatin Emma,sum saying his a bush uncivilize dude. na watin he do una. How una carry knw una dey hear,most u guys always pik d wrong side of people jump into conclusion wifout going deep into it. he’s bush nd he’s got class nd goes place u guys won’t drm to in a lyf tym. leave people alone,leave dem ooooooo. jezzx

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