Ubi Franklin, the Nigerian music executive, businessman and social media personality, has stated that he was in debt before the COVID-19 lockdown which occurred last year.
The popular showbiz personality in an Instagram Live session with fans said, “A lady sent me a message and said my friends are laughing at me for becoming a blogger. I told her to ask them if I can send my account number so that I can stop blogging. She laughed. That was the fuel I needed to continue my Instagram live interviews. I went live on Instagram daily interviewing six people every day for months. After I did that for one month, a brand came on board.
"Before the pandemic and as a result of some businesses that I did that didn’t do well, I was in debt. I was in so much debt and I will say it here. Guess what? I got so much sponsorship from my Instagram Live interviews. People don’t know that we all have personal things that we are dealing with. I didn’t go into Instagram Live interviews because I wanted to make money. I didn’t know there was going to be money.”
Reacting to the criticisms from fans on social media who called him a ‘cameraman because he was seen at the burial of Obi Cubana’s mother taking pictures, Franklin said, “I went to Oba, people called me cameraman.
"How soothing is it to be official cameraman to a billionaire? That is exciting. That is because I had the access. Is that not beautiful? If a billionaire gives me his phone to snap him, would I be forming? Some of us haven’t reached our destination and then we are already proud. Why? I don’t think there is a continent that I haven’t travelled to.”