If you’ve been following the news, trending videos on Youtube, and latest trends updates, you’d know that Obi Cubana is one of the most popular topics being discussed.
He was already in the spotlight but the money he spent on his mother’s burial was too much to ignore. The burial that made people forget about Wizkid on his birthday 😊. That’s why in this article, we will be showing you all there is to know about Obi Cubana.
Obi Cubana is a very wealthy business mogul worth at least $8 million. He owns some of the biggest nightclubs, bars, and hotels across Nigeria. He is the founder and CEO of Cubana Groups and Rolex Hotels.
I like others you are also yearning to know more about Obi Cubana, you don’t need to worry because InformationNGR is here to give you all the exciting facts and juicy details about life, biography, and net worth of Obi Cubana.
Before we show you all you need to know about Obi Cubana, here are some facts about this business Mogul that you must know.
|Full Name||Obinna “Cubana” Iyiegbu|
|Date of Birth||April 12, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Oba, Anambra State, Nigeria|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur business tycoon, philanthropist|
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Obi Cubana Biography & Personal Life
Obi Cubana’s mother who was laid to rest on Friday, 16th of July 2021 was known as Lady Uche Iyiegbu, There is no information about his father.
Obi Cubana is married with four kids. He took his sweetheart Ebele Iyiegbu down the aisle in 2008, and trust me, the wedding was out of this world.
Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana was born on April 12, 1975, in Oba, Anambra State. Obi Cubana completed his primary and secondary education at Central Primary School and Dennis Grammer School in Onitsha.
After his primary and secondary education, he pursued a university degree in Political Science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After completing a four-year program at UNN, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Political science.
After his university education, he went to his NYSC program, where he was paid about N2,000/month by the government. After NYSC, he could not find a couldn’t find good job so he became a hustler.
He worked different types of jobs with different people and saved just enough to build his hotel in Abuja.
In 2006, Obi Cubana took off to a greater height in his business career when he opened his first nightclub, Ibiza Club in Abuja. Trust me this did not happen overnight but it was through hard work, focus, and determination to succeed.
Ibiza Club was a success. The club has the best nightlife in Abuja and attracted so many politicians and prominent figures living in Abuja. Within a short period, Obi Cubana who was a hustler was recording huge success through Ibiza nightclub.
When he was building businesses, he involved his family, friends, and colleagues. He brought them along so they can taste success with him. Most of the businesses he established around this time were with his right-hand man, Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu [Cubana Chief Priest].
Obi Cubana managed to establish close to a dozen hotels and hangouts. He centralized his operations by having all his businesses under one umbrella known as the Cubana Conglomerate and Groups. The rebranding process was also a swift success.
Many of the top dignitaries in Nigeria always flock to Ibiza nightclubs or Cubana Grand Hotels which is located in Abuja.
The group of businesses owned by the business mogul, Obi Cubana, are listed below;
- Crave Cubana – Abuja
- Grand Cubana Hotels – Abuja
- Opium Cubana – Owerri
- Pablo Cubana – Lagos
- Cubana Night Clubs – Lagos
- Rolex Hotels – Lagos
- Cubana Leisure Outfits
- Gustavo Cubana- Enugu
Philanthropy is a key part of Obi Cubana’s life.
This is the part of Cubana’s life that endears him to a lot of people. His ability to give back to society has earned him much admiration from Nigerians. As the saying goes “he who finds a good wife, has found a good thing”, with the support of his dear wife KIEK foundation of which Ebele Iyiegbu Obi Cubana is the founder, was established.
KIEK foundation is a non-governmental organization, set up with the sole aim of providing health care, good education, nutrition, and child’s rights governance to all children who don’t have such opportunities.
Together with his wife, Obi Cubana has impacted positively in the lives of many Nigerians and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Obi Cubana Net Worth, Awards & Achievements
Obi Cubana is successfully personified; he has worked so hard to get to where he is today. Being a very humble and simple person who likes to keep a low profile, Obi Cubana has a ground-shaking net worth of $96 million.
Obi Cubana has acquired so much wealth that he has the cash to afford several luxury and exotic cars and houses. Below is a list of his expensive cars.
- Two Lexus LX, one for him and the other for his wife, are valued at NGN35 Million each.
- Mercedes-Benz 4Matic S450 valued at N38 million
- Ranger Rover Sport
- Rolls-Royce Phantom
Obi Cubana owns several expensive mansions across the country and outside. The striking one is his new $1.2 million mansions at Abuja that are near completion. In one of the videos showing him taking his close associates on a tour around the magnificent edifice, we could see that the mansion has a cinema, a private pool, an underground wine seller, and other eye-catching and stunning features.
For his contributions to humanity, Obi Cubana has been presented with several indigenous and foreign awards of excellence, here is the list of these awards;
- Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award 2017 as Inspiring Personality Award, 2017
- Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award 2017 as Northern Nigeria Peace Builder of the year 2017
- Democracy Heroes Award 2018 as Democracy Entrepreneur of the year.
- The RightVille School special leadership Award, May 2017
- Nigeria Film corporation Entertainment as Icon Award 2017
- Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016
Obi Cubana Mum’s Burial
If you are not up to date with the event that took place on Friday, 16th of July, 2021, then I am sure you would be wondering why this is considered in this article. We are going to give you details of the unforgettable event that is to place on that day.
On Friday the 16th of July 2021, The King of Cubana Group, Obi Cubana laid to rest his beloved mother Lady Uche Iyiegbu who passed away in December 2020, to rest. The burial was state of the art and also caused a lot of stir in the country, raising a lot of questions from many. You will be appalled to know what took place on that day.
Starting with gift items, Obi Cubana was presented with 346 Cows, 72 Goats, and 20 Rams for his mom’s burial. This is just the tip of the iceberg, wait till you hear the follow-up story. In attendance were a truckload of many different influential, wealthy (I mean when I say wealthy, I am talking about billionaires) and distinguished men and women. Among them were superstar Davido, movie star Kanayo O Kanayo, and young billionaire Jowi Zaza just to mention a few. Even indigenous rapper Phyno was the performing act of the night.
People were even left wondering if it was a burial or a showy display of class. There were bundles of money flying in the air, the burial ceremony was so fascinating and intimidating that many people, having seen the kind of gifts that were being showered on Obi Cubana and the bundles of thousands that were dropping, felt intimidated and even kept their gift because it was intimidating seeing the caliber of people that were in attendance.
Movie star Williams Uchemba even took to Instagram to make a funny comment saying that he didn’t know “he was amid ritualist”. The burial went viral on the internet and on all social media platforms even outside Nigeria, it was indeed a sight to behold. Not just because he is rich, but because of his endearing personality as a simple man who likes to extend a helping hand to lesser ones, really a traced such public display of affection towards him.
Another striking thing was the diamond necklace that was on the neck of the philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and business mogul Obi Cubana. It had the image of Cubana’s mother Lady Uche Iyiegbu, engraved in a diamond. The necklace is said to have cost him a stagger. N41 million.
In attendance was the Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Inspector General OF Police’s Intelligence Response Team Abba Kyari. According to DAILY POST, he said that Obi Cubana “is one of the most hardworking entrepreneurs he knows”.
In a comment he made on his Facebook handle, Abba Kyari said “Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is one of the most hardworking entrepreneurs and Humble personalities that I’ve known for many years. He’s a brother and a Good Friend.
“For his good nature and Good heart, I had to Squeeze out time from my busy schedule to honor him by attending the burial of his Beloved Mom In Oba town Anambra State”.