On air personality, Fade Ogunro, ranted on twitter few days ago (although she pulled the post down almost immediately), calling out a guy who she claimed, beat up his girlfriend all the time.
Those who made it their business to know, alleged Fade was referring to Made Men Music Group (Tripple MG) boss, Ubi Franklin and the young female artiste signed to his label, Emma Nyra.
In fact, so many blog followers feasted on the gist, claiming Ubi sexually and physically assaulted Emma at every opportunity.
But in an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats, Ubi said that he was being set up and that he and Emma Nyra were not an item. He added that they both have a “strictly professional” relationship because of her music.
“How do you sexually assault somebody you are not dating? There is nothing like that. With the kind of business we do, people just think that the only way they can set us up is to go to the press because we are public people. It is very sad. We are not dating and there is nothing like that. This entire thing is brand damaging because nothing like that has ever happened before. I cannot do such because I have a lot of things to lose and they are everything I have worked hard to get. I have a reputation of integrity to keep, so why would I do such?” he said.
Franklin said that if anything of such ever happened, it couldn’t have been a secret because Nyra would have spoken out about it.
He said, “Emma would have spoken out. She is not a fool, she is an American. I don’t know why people would think I would ever sexually harass a woman. This is somebody that just got back with me from Dubai and Malaysia. We travel round the world together, so I don’t see where such a wicked rumour about me would emanate from. Those things are uncalled for and I don’t know who could be peddling such a rumour against me.
“They say we are dating and they also say that I am sexually abusing her, how is that possible? It does not add up at all. There is nothing like that and there would never be anything like that. I am a decent man. I am just being set up.”
When Saturday Beats called Emma on her mobile telephone for comments, she didn’t answer the calls.