Obi Cubana: ‘How I Made My First N1m And Why I Did My Mother’s Funeral That Way.”

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Obi Cubana: 'How I Made My First N1m And Why I Did My Mother's Funeral That Way.

Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is a Nigerian Based businessman, entertainer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a show killer, he is the chairman and the owner of the popular Cabana groups, Obi Cubana was born 12th April 1975, and he is currently 46 Years Old as of this year 2021

Obinna Iyiegbu is the owner of the Cubana chain of restaurants and entertainment businessman in Nigeria

Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known  as Obi Cubana,  revealed inside exclusive interview with  BBC Pidgin, his life story and journey.

The 46-year old business man from Anambra state for eastern Nigeria that is  into entertainment and hospitality business, from his hometown of Oba, Idemili So…

The 46-year old business man from Anambra state for eastern Nigeria that is  into entertainment and hospitality business, from his hometown of Oba, Idemili South, Obi Cubana disclosed  many things, including about his early days of  business life.

The business mogul whose mother was buried in his mother’s hometown. Oba over the weekend of 16, 17, 18 July, 2021, become became the biggest story on social media, about his role of his parents,  education and how made make his first N1m ($2,400).

Photos that came up from Cubana mother’s burial and what we know about Obi Cubana source of money

and Burial.

Over di weekend of 16, 17, 18 July, 2021, the burial of Obi Cubana mother, in her mothers  hometown Oba, become Nigeria biggest story on social media.

According to sources,  Obi Cubana by Friday that the immortalise of his mother with pendant and neckpiece that worth $100,000 and ceremony that cost even more.

“it happened like this  because we  promised our mama that when she clock 80 years, the kind of carnival that we will do, nobody nobody has done such in this  world,” Obi Cubana spoke as he explained why the burial is tok of town.

He said when his mama die before her 80th birthday, they   decide to direct all the planning and energy on her burial.

First One Million Naira

The Political Science graduate said after he came out of school, he was in Abuja doing National Youth Service (NYSC) from 1999 where he served the National Assembly.

At the same time Obi Cubana entered Estate Agent work, and started selling land and real estate property.

“it is from there that I hear 5% for the first time in my life!”

Along the way, he came in contact with a  client who gave him house furnishing contract.

“We do [di job] well o, e dash me N500k…inside di job my profit come be like N600 and something [thousand], so na N1.1m be that.” he told BBC Pidgin

Oda jobs later follow.

“I do small contract for PPMC, make small money that time buy my V-Boot [Mercedes Benz car], na so we come start life.”

The business mogul praised his parents well-well for how they raise him and his siblings, especially his mother, that he said   become everything to him  since their father died 15 years ago.


“Na she dey play di role of papa and mama… before you go she must pray for you, after she go pray for you,” di Lagos based businessman bin tok about im mama.

He told BBC pidgin that his mother use to teach in a primary school where he  attended: Central School, Oba.

Money spraying

Obi Cubana defended spraying of currency notes in the ceremony by guests, saying they have their money and so they have the right to spend it how they  like.

“How I go plan make pipo troway money, carry am bath? Di money na dem get am… na dem get dia money na dem get dia style.

“Those pipo no be pipo wey I fit tell ‘do dis or do dis’… but I feel say na love dem wan come show.”

It is illegal as rhe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act regulation to spray  naira currency because they consider it to be ‘abuse and defacing’ which carry risk of mmm“imprisonment for term not less than six months or fine not less than N50,000 or both”.

‘No soap to cut’

“Dem no dey cut soap for anybody for dis world!”

Obi Cubana advice people that if they  pray for consistency their hard work, make human connections with people, you will  work in the road of success.

He say within 2 years of doing the things talked about, people business will go ahead.


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