Ubi Franklin, TripleMG boss suffered a fire incident at his home on Tuesday, September 26 which would have razed the house down but for timely intervention.
Revealing the cause of the fire and how he managed to quell it, Ubi shared a video on his Instagram page. According to him, the fire was caused by a faulty air conditioning unit which almost spread to other parts of the house. While thanking God for “keeping the irreplaceable alive” he wrote:
“Anyone who knows me knows I wake up very early. I don’t stay in bed past 6: am latest 7: am Except I went to bed at about that time.
“So I woke up this morning and was getting set for work. I had my friends come in from out of town and I was like since I live alone they should come stay at mine.
“So I had just finished praying and was getting my gadgets ready for work and I heard one of my friends shouting fire, fire Ubi Fire, Fire 🔥
“I came out the whole house was filled up with smoke I was confused on where to start. The fire started from the Faulty AC.
“Guess what, all the water taps in the entire house stopped working. I had to get the bottled water from the fridge and started with that and nothing.
“It was raining heavy at the time I don’t think there was an amount of shouting that could be heard by a neighbor. So I found water somewhere and used the morning fresh in the kitchen and still nothing, my friend found poundo yam flour in the kitchen and we soaked that in water and finally we were able to contain that fire. At some point, I couldn’t see anymore cos of the smoke covered the whole house and I fell.😂
“We all need to be careful, just last week same AC burnt down a friend’s house and left him and his family with nothing. This AC burning down houses is getting too much.
“Be careful and be vigilant. I Pray God keeps us and our loved ones safe.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
“Thank God for everything. Alive and well Properties can be replaced But life can’t be. Thank you God for keeping The irreplaceable ALIVE💪🏾.”
The former executive manager of popular Nigerian musician Iyanya – the kukere master recently launched an online Laundromat service ‘Instant Pick-Up’ in Lagos and Abuja with Annie Idibia, Tokunbo Tboss Idowu and others as brand ambassadors.
Ubi Franklin’s two-year marriage to Nollywood actress, Lilian Esoro had collapsed which he says has caused him an emotional journey. But in July 2017, the former couple came together to celebrate their son, Jayden’s first birthday.
Mavin singer, Iyanya and songstress, Emma Nyra were previously signed to his (Ubi Franklin) record label, Made Men Music Group (Triple MG) which is currently home to Nigerian musician, Tekno Miles.