Ubi Franklin was called out by one of his four baby mamas for not having ever visited or touched their son who is about to turn one. The reason for this has now been revealed.
Nicola Siyo called out Ubi Franklin after the father-of-four shared a video of Nicola playing with their son Shiloh as he wished his child’s mother a happy birthday.
However, Nicola Siyo, who used to be Ubi’s staff, was not impressed by Ubi’s birthday message to her and she called him out for pretending to be the father of the decade online by posting videos of their son, whereas, he has never even seen their son .
Ubi and Nicola when the going was good
Ubi hit back at his third baby mama Nicola and so did Ubi’s fourth baby mama, Sandra Iheuwa.
Sandra used to be at loggerheads with Ubi and has publicly accused him numerous times of a number of things, including not being there for their child. This was until they made peace earlier this year and Ubi met their daughter.
In Ubi’s defence, Sandra said Ubi tried to go to South Africa to visit Nicola and his son, however, he couldn’t because of Xenophobia in SA and also because of the Coronavirus pandemic. She added that Nicola had been invited to come to Nigeria but she refused.
LIB has now gathered that Ubi has applied three times for a visa to South Africa so he can meet his second son but he was denied twice and Nicola is aware of this.
He first applied for a visa in April 2019 but was denied. During the 2019 xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, Ubi applied again to go see his son but was denied. Also, in February 2020, he applied again and he is still waiting for a response from the embassy.
Ubi’s visa application in Feb
LIB also obtained receipts showing that Ubi booked a reservation in a hotel in SA for April 2020, hoping that his third visa application will be granted so he can see his son. This was before the travel ban due to Coronavirus.
A family source close to both parties spoke to LIB revealing screenshots of chats where Ubi tried explaining to Nicola the attempts he’s made to see his son.
In the screenshots, Nicola is seen taunting Ubi about him having never “touched” their son.
The screenshots also show a chat between Ubi and Nicola back in March where they were talking about a certain woman Ubi is linked with. In the chats, Nicola is seen calling the woman names like “bitch”, accusing her of “prostitution in Dubai” and threatening to “slap her stupid looking face.”
Ubi cautioned her, asking what the other woman has ever done to her.
The source added that Ubi was warned by Nicola’s ex-husband. The ex-husband allegedly sent Ubi private messages when he found out about them to inform Ubi of the kind of person Nicola is, the family source claimed.
They added that Ubi is still making efforts to go see his son and he has also invited Nicola to come to Nigeria so the child can know his father.
As for why Sandra is taking Ubi’s side against Nicola, the source claimed that Nicola had reached out to Sandra to beg her for money and Sandra refused before making it clear that she knows Ubi sends money to Nicola every month for their son.
LIB has reached out to Nicola to hear from her but she’s yet to respond.