On Friday, July 16, 2021, some of Nigeria’s biggest boys from entertainment and other industries gathered in Oba, a small town in Anambra State, for the burial ceremony of Obi Cubana’s late mom.
The burial ceremony of Obi Cubana’s mom made headlines across the Nigerian media, becoming the hottest topic in Nigeria this week.
Photos and videos of the ceremony have been trending non-stop all over social media from Twitter to Instagram and Facebook.
Who is Obi Cubana’s mom?
Obi Cubana’s mother is late Lady Uche Iyiegbu (JP) – the Odoziaku Akaeze 1 of Oba.
She died last year in December 2020, after a brief illness. She was aged 78.
According to reports, Obi Cubana, who is the woman’s last son, put off the burial till a later date in order to have time to give her the kind of state burial he would like.
And from the look of things, he’d kept to his promise.
According to reports, Obi Cubana’s mother was buried in a gold-plated casket worth over N30 million naira. Obi Cubana was also reported to have received over 300 cows and around 100 goats from friends and well-wishers for the occasion.
His committee of friends was also reported to have raised over N280 million naira for the burial.
Obi Cubana (born Obinna Iyiegbu) is Lady Uche Iyiegbu’s fourth child and last son.
Obi Cubana graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
He built his first nightclub called Ibiza Club in Abuja in the year 2006. Today, his Cubana Club has branches in top Nigerian cities, including Lagos, Abuja, Owerri, Abia and Enugu, with plans already in the works to expand to Dubai.
Based on currently available information, Obi Cubana is currently worth over $75 million dollars in net worth.