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BellaNaijarians Guessed Right! Singer Tonye joins the TripleMG Family



Back in February 2016 BN brought you the scoop that Ubi Franklin was about to sign a new female artist to the TripleMG family. Click here if you missed it.

Following Emma Nyra‘s exit in 2015, the record label hasn’t added a new artist to their team but now Ubi Franklin has revealed who the newest addition to the family is…

…and BellaNaijarians were right. 


It’s Tonye Garrick!

Ubi Franklin shared the news on Instagram a couple of minutes ago saying “First Lady Alert. @whoistonye on behalf of Me The CEO Of Made Men Music and The Chairman and Board of Directors cc:@iyanya And Artiste @iyanya @teknoofficial@selebobo1 @chibbzofficial and Our Super Producer @djcoublon And staffs@mademenmusicgroup1 we Welcome You.”

Tonye Garrick

He also shared a bit of her bio:

Tonye is a Musical Artist, Songwriter and Creative who has taken the African music industry by storm with her ultra-sensational, sultry vocals and lyrics.

Born in England, Tonyé spent most of her childhood and adult years in Paris, Nigeria, and Washington, DC.

From a very young age, she had already begun forging her musical path as she dabbled in dance and theatrical arts both in and outside of school. After obtaining a Bachelors’ degree in International Business & Fashion Merchandising from Marymount University, she did a stint in Corporate America. While she reached many heights in her corporate career, her love for music pushed her to reignite her childhood passion.

In 2009, she took a leap of faith and set her sights on achieving her musical dreams. She auditioned for several music reality shows featured on major networks, including Pop stars 2, MTV’s Making the Band and many others. After the challenges of these experiences, she decided to carve out her own place in the music and performing arts industry. In 2010, she sang an emotional accapella titled “What About Us,” which captured the hearts of many, and was later used for the Nigerian Youth Presidential debate in 2011. The opportunity emerged as a new beginning for Tonyé; as it allowed her to fully immerse herself into recording her own music.

A couple of BellaNaijarians guessed it’ll be Tonye (with some stating they had insider info) but other names like Yemi Alade, Eva and Cynthia Morgan had been tossed into the guessing pool as well.

Click here to watch Tonye’s “Ari Belema” music video. 


  1. Mz Titilitious

    April 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    all i see is her hair… i love it!

    • Jade

      April 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      This lady looks beautiful with short hair, now this one. I guess, when you are pretty anything will look good on you.

  2. Prince

    April 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Fine pikin. lovely hair. Triple MG looks like a serious label. Emma Nyra wanted more than her music career could give her and Ubi no gree.

    • Mr. Egghead

      April 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      More than her music career?
      Did she want the D?

    • Pawpaw

      April 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Still doesn’t justify him beating her though!

  3. freemind

    April 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    priti woman. nd dat jump suit is a statement!

  4. BN Class Captain

    April 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    She’s all covered up and still beautiful, that Paul Okoye’s artist (Lucy) that was showing the world her body upandan should come and learn how to dress.

  5. Yuti

    April 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!! I love TONYE!!!! AriBelema is my song!!!!! Ubi Franklin! You do well. Emma Nyra..Big Mistake but Tonye Garrick make sense dieeee…Congratulations beautiful girl!!

  6. Anon

    April 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Who wore it best? Tonye, Waje & Toke Makinwa in Wanni Fuga. Now, I will choose Tonye. Omalicha nwa.

  7. King Bey

    April 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This one go sell so? All I see is Teckno

  8. Gh

    April 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Juxx don’t fool around with her talmbout Emma had something else in mind this men didn’t do something to nyra bah? She just up and started having marks on her body for no reason

    Newaiz have a stand don’t make them think u are push able abeg and Tay away from iyanya

    • Rahama

      April 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Is this English?

  9. Wale

    April 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Damn!!! She is stunning!!! Can’t wait to hear your music.

  10. shakitibobo

    April 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Welcome to the sausage fest. Hope you don’t choke hahaha.

  11. i no send

    April 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    hmm… tonye’s music edgy enough for the made men label ??? she looks all sweet and wholesome… hope she isn’t gonna be made to “change” for commercial success……all the best sha we are waiting

  12. double K

    April 18, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Hope ur song will be as Beautiful as u?

  13. double K

    April 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    She lOok so fab

  14. Letty

    April 18, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    The hair is Giving me all kinds of life.. .pretty pretty

  15. Solo

    April 18, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Hot Hot Hot!!! She fine pass Tiwa sef.

  16. Tonye is gorgeous.

    April 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Awww isn’t she absolutely gorgeous. Can someone please ask Tonye the name of her pervious curly hair style? Or is it a wig? These days fear will not allow me to reach out to any ‘celebrity’ with a question before said celebrity will bite me.

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