Another dispute is growing in the Nigerian music business, as Timaya, a musician and songwriter, has threatened to beat up Ubi Ekapong Ofem, commonly known as Ubi Franklin, a music talent manager and entrepreneur.
Timaya, also known as Egberi Papa 1, turned to his official Twitter profile to criticize Ubi. Ubi Franklin was also reminded by Timaya of how he had beaten him up last year. He went on to tell Ubi that she should focus more on being the ‘nanny’ to Davido’s son, Ifeanyi.
“Ubi Franklin, remember the thrashing I gave you in January last year?” he tweeted. Please don’t let me beat you up, and I enjoy your new job. Please don’t mess it up as Ifeanyi’s NANI. Davido is a kind person who has the ability to change your life. Please concentrate on your new job. Thanks” (sic)
In response to the post, Ubi stated that the singer’s rage stemmed from his personal criticism of his acts during the hit-and-run.
“Timaya is very petty,” he remarked. You’re enraged because I told you it was terrible to knock a lady down and abandon her to her destiny. You came here today to speak trash? I am not the type of person who will witness something wrong and remain silent. You made a mistake by knocking the woman down and leaving her there. Period.”