Famous record label boss Ubi Franklin celebrates 33rd birthday as he shares cute photo on his page recently. Ubi Franklin was born on February 2, 1986. Currently, he is one of the most successful music managers in Nigeria. He is a manager of Tekno, Emma Nyra and Iyanya. Ubi Franklin net worth is estimated to be about $1.5 million.
He wrote shared birthday photo of himself with caption: “Dear Ubi. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. 33rd Year On Earth Today. Grateful to God”.
Franklin was born in Cross River State on 2 February 1986. He is the 11th of 15 children. He had his primary and secondary education in Calabar, after which he studied law at the Madonna University.
On November 1, 2015, Ubi Franklin married Lilian Esoro. Their son was born on 17 July 2016. He has two children. Franklin admitted that from July 2016 to March 2017, he struggled to overcome bouts of depression which almost led him to commit suicide. He was almost killed by a Chinese man at a furniture store in Lagos, but by the quick intervention of his cousin, he was saved. The attacker was eventually arrested.
Franklin worked as an assistant to Julius Agwu before going on to work with AY Makun and other artists. He then worked promoting shows. In 2010, he became Iyanya’s manager before the song “kukere” was released, which became a hit. In 2014, when the label had expanded, other artists, including Tekno, Emma Nyra, and Selebobo were signed.
In July 2017, he launched Instant Pickup, an online service that offers instant home pickup and delivery of laundry. In November 2017, he launched Instant Apartment, an online platform that offers luxury apartments for rent.
In October 2018, he launched Instant Ryde, an online taxi service in his home town Calabar, Cross River state and Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. In 2016, Franklin was named City People Music Awards’ Music Manager of the Year.
Franklin is also a public speaker. He was a speaker at the Youth Enterprise Conference organized by Nairabet’s founder, Otunba Akin Alabi. He also shared stage with chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika, and Veteran Nollywood Actor Richard Mofe Damijo at the Hub Business Conference organized by Commonwealth of Zion Assembly.
In 2017, Franklin launched the Ubi Franklin Startup fund, a platform to fund existing business ideas and plans. Through the fund, he has supported several businesses with startup capital and funds.
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