Iyanya accused of threatening OAP over comments on Ubi Franklin


Nigerian singer Iyanya has reportedly threatened an on air personality with Hit FM Calabar, Awade Friday, over comment he made about the artiste parting ways with his former partner, Ubi Franklin

Thenetng reported that on Wednesday that the OAP, popularly known as Last Prophet, joked on his radio show on Tuesday that Iyanya could be planning a return to Calabar where he started from” after quitting Mode Men Music Group (Triple MG).

A voice said to belong to the Project Fame winner is heard in recorded telephone conversation saying “I don’t depend on my strive (sic), but I depend on God to take me further. This is Iyanya speaking, brother let this be the first and the last time that you will make that kind of statement that you made about me on your show.

“I have never had any issue with you; don’t ever in your whole life mention my issue with Ubi on your show. I’ve had different people call me to make that report, the next time you do I’ll show you another side of me”.

Last Born, who said “I was shocked at Iyanya’s phone call,” defended his joke.

“I’m a comedian and OAP, my show is a comedy show in Pidgin English. All I did was make jokes from the situation, which is what anyone else would have done.

“I only feel bad because I’m sure he would not do that to any OAP in Lagos; he did it to me because he feels I’m in Calabar and he can just threaten me like that”.

Iyanya announced on July 27 that he has signed with a new record label and his latest album would be released under it.

He has since penned a deal with Temple Management Company (TMC) owned by Idris Olorunnimbe.