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Inside Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro’s engagement: ‘I love and cherish her’

The biggest story in the entertainment world this weekend is undoubtedly the surprising announcement by Iyanya’s manager and Triple MG CEO, Ubi Franklin of his engagement to actress, Lillian Esoro.

Their relationship has been one of the best kept secrets in the industry and many were taken aback by the news.

Prior to Ubi’s engagement, news had been rife that he was in a hot romance with an artiste signed onto his label, Emma Nyra. Stories the gentleman was quick to dismiss as mere speculation.

ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke to the newly engaged artiste manager, Ubi on Monday, March 23, 2015, about his new status, how he managed to keep the relationship off the radar and more…

Ubi-Franklin-Lilian-EsoroCongratulations on your engagement to Lillian Esoro?

Thank you very much.

How long have you guys been dating?

We have been dating for some months now.

How were you able to keep your relationship with Lillian secret until now?

A lot of people have forgotten that we all have a life to live other than updating pictures on instagram and all that. We have gone past that level. We are at a level where if you have a relationship and you really cherish the relationship, you need to keep it respectable. When you reach a certain age, you have to keep a level head and a clean environment, to be able to choose who you want to spend the rest of your life. That’s why I decided to keep it as quiet and private as possible.

How easy was it to keep it private since you are always in the spotlight?

It was easy because my reason for dating her is not because I want to make it public or because I want to show off for people to know we are dating. My reason for dating her was because I love and cherish her. Even this whole engagement thing, if not that people are going to call you and congratulate you, it’s not something that should be out there. But I wish myself the very best just as people have been wishing me.

How soon are you guys getting married?

As soon as God decides. It may be immediately after the election. You guys will know.

What exactly did you say to her when you proposed and what was her response?

I cannot tell you what I said but I know that I proposed and she said yes. I proposed to her on the set of a movie.


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