Who is Cubana Chief Priest?
Cubana Chief Priest is a popular Nigerian entertainer, show promoter, and celebrity barman. He is also a businessman and the owner of Xhrine Nightclub and De Angels Bar and Grills, both located in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
He got the name “Cubana Chief Priest” while he was the managing director at Cubana Nightclub, Owerri, owned by multimillionaire, Obi Cubana. Cubana Chief Priest became popular in December 2016 after sharing a post that went viral on social media. In the post, the barman flaunted a docket showing a customer purchased drinks worth a whopping sum of 8 million naira at Cubana Nightclub.
Cubana Chief Priest’s early life and education
Cubana Chief Priest, whose real name is Paschal Chibuike Okechukwu, was born on April 1, 1982. He is 40 years old as of April 2022. The Nigerian entertainer comes from Umuhu Okabia, in Orsu LGA, Imo State, Nigeria. However, he grew up with his parents, Mr and Mrs Okechukwu in Aba, close to the Ariaria International Market, in Abia State, Nigeria.
Paschal Okechukwu is the second child of his parents. According to him, his parents are fully into business and he was born in a “business hood”.
Cubana Chief Priest finished his primary and secondary education in Aba. After his secondary education, he proceeded to learn shoemaking. Then, he left Aba for the first time to Owerri for his tertiary education.
“I came down to Owerri for my tertiary academics. That was how I got to Owerri and I never left till date”, Cubana Chief Priest told blogger Ubi Franklin on an Instagram live session.
He obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Owerri, Imo State.
In the year 2021, Cubana Chief Priest bagged a doctorate degree in Event and Luxury Hospitality Management from European American University (EAU) – a “global university” that operates online without any physical location. On April 24, 2021, he made the announcement on Instagram with the hashtag “Dr Ezemuo” which literally translates to “Doctor Chief Priest”.
Cubana Chief Priest’s wiki profile
|Full name||Paschal Okechukwu|
|Place of birth||Orsu, Imo State, Nigeria|
|Date of birth||April 1, 1982|
|Age||40 years old|
|Education||Federal Polytechnic Nekede|
|Wife||Angel Gold Okechukwu (née Anunuso)|
|Net worth||est. $12 million|
How Cubana Chief Priest started his career
Cubana Chief Priest started his career as a shoemaker in Aba, Abia State. According to the entertainer, it was from shoemaking that he made his first N1 million naira. However, he always had an interest in music and was determined to explore the entertainment industry.
He admired music legends like the late Sound Sultan and Lagbaja from afar. It was his interest in music that made him pursue a career in club management and show promotion. He seemed to have found his calling when he became the club manager at the Cubana Nightclub in 2015. Soon, he was made the General Manager of all the Cubana enterprises in Owerri.
In 2020, Cubana Chief Priest announced his exit from the Cubana Group after 5 years of working for his employer, Obi Cubana. He went further to speak on how he had successfully built his own club, “Xhrine” under 3 months. He still shares a good relationship with his ex-boss, Obi Cubana and kept his “Cubana Chief Priest” title.
As a show promoter, Chief Priest aka Eze Mmuo has also worked with famous Nigerian celebrities like Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, etc.
About Cubana Chief Priest’s relationship with Obi Cubana
From what is known, even though the two parted ways in 2020, Cubana Chief Priest still maintains a good relationship with his former employer, Obi Cubana. In fact, the celebrity barman is known for telling people how Obi Cubana made him a millionaire at any chance he got and frequently showering encomiums on his former boss on social media.
There were reports that Obi Cubana and Chief Priest started having issues following Chief Priest’s constant disrespect to him. It was said that Obi Cubana had at one point admonished Cubana Chief Priest for assaulting a female employee at the Cubana Nightclub in Owerri. However, the exact reason behind their separation was never disclosed.
At the early stage of his split, the celebrity barman shared a cryptic Instagram post, seemingly shading his ex-boss.
“A child is meant to grow to be greater than the father/master. Why you come dey vex? I have served so well and learnt so much, I did well that history will never forget, I need my freedom…”
Between Obi Cubana and Cubana Chief Priest, who is richer?
While the exact income, net worths and assets of both Obi Cubana and Cubana Chief Priest are not publicly disclosed at this time, it is expected that Obi Cubana, the Chairman of the Cubana Group of Companies and other allied enterprises, will be richer than his former employee, Cubana Chief Priest.
According to what is known, Cubana Chief Priest is not doing badly on his own as well and remains one of the well-known men of his age in the hotel and nightclub industry in Eastern Nigeria.
Cubana Chief Priest hotels
On December 23, 2021, Cubana Chief Priest launched his multi-million dollar hotel and nightclub in Asaba, Delta State. The name of the hotel is Xrine 2.0 and it is located in Mariam Babangida road, Central Area Asaba, Delta State. This is coming after his first club, “Xhrine” was launched in December 2020 in Owerri.
A-list celebrities like Davido, Tiwa Savage, Joeboy etc, performed live at the official launch of Xhrine 2.0.
Cubana Chief Priest cars
Cubana Chief Priest owns many luxury cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Range Rover, Toyota Prado, etc. In the year 2021, he allegedly acquired 4 brand-new luxury cars. As usual, Cubana Chief Priest flaunted all of them on Instagram and got his followers thrilled.
However, it is uncertain if he owns all the cars he flaunts on social media, since he is a brand ambassador for the Nigerian automobile industry, Mikano – Geely Nigeria.
Cubana Chief Priest’s marriage and wedding
Cubana Chief Priest is married to businesswoman, Angel Gold Okechukwu. The couple currently lives in Lagos with their two children.
About Cubana Chief Priest’s wife – Angel Gold Okechukwu
Cubana Chief Priest’s wife, Angel Gold Okechukwu is a chef and businesswoman. Her birthday is on January 27, however, her exact age and date of birth are not known. She is the mother of the entertainer’s two sons. Angel Gold co-owns and manages the restaurant, De Angels Bar and Grills located in Owerri.
Information about Angel Gold Okechukwu’s age, year of birth and other personal details about her are currently scarce.
Cubana Chief Priest’s Children
Cubana Chief Priest and his wife, Angel Gold have two children (2 boys) together. Their first son, Donald Chukwuebuka Okechukwu was born on December 29, 2016. He is 5 years old as of April 2022.
On April 11, 2018, the couple welcomed their second son. His name is Paschal Obinna Okechukwu and he is 4 years old as of April 2022.
Cubana Chief Priest’s net worth
Cubana Chief Priest’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million as of 2021, making him one of the richest and most influential celebrities of his age in Nigeria. His career as a businessman, show promoter and brand influencer is his main source of income.
Cubana Chief Priest’s sister – Maryanne Onyinyechi Obi Anene
Maryanne Onyinyechi Obi Anene is the sister of Cubana Chief Priest. In a controversial Instagram post, Chief Priest accused ex-BBNaija housemate, Maria Chike of “snatching” his sister’s husband.
He went further to share a divorce petition to prove his claims. Even though the petition didn’t state the reason for the divorce, he insisted that Maryanne only filed for divorce after discovering that it was her husband, Kelvin that sponsored BBNaija Maria to the show. According to the entertainer, Maryanne has also been receiving death threats from Maria.
Cubana Chief Priest EFCC arrest
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Cubana Chief Priest on March 31st, 2022. According to sources, the arrest was on the basis of money laundering and tax fraud.
However, he was later released after the case was said to be under investigation. Later on, Paschal Okechukwu posted on his Instagram page that he has been confirmed “okay” by the EFCC.