Obi Iyiegbu better known as Obi Cubana is a renowned Nigerian Businessman, entrepreneur, entertainer, philanthropist, and king of nightlife.
In this post, I will share with you Obi Cubana’s biography, early life, career, family, net worth, and some other things you probably didn’t know about him. To start, let’s take a look at his early life.
Obi Cubana Early Life
The renowned Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Obi Cubana was born on the 12th of April 1975 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Iyiegbu in Oba, Anambra State.
Born in the late ’70s in Oba as the fourth child of his parents’ grown-up children, Obi is a native of Oba, a community in Idemili-South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
For his basic education, Obi had his basic – elementary and secondary education – at Central Primary School and Dennis Memorial Grammar School respectively. Therein, he obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
Later, he gained admission into the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State, Nigeria. At UNN he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Cubana owns the highest shares for the African Most Palatial Ecstatic Hospitality Brand,’Cubana Group.’
He started off his career in Abuja when launched his first club (Ibiza Club) in 2006. In 2009, he launched ‘Cubana Group.’ This is after he had experienced both failure and success in his first venture, Ibiza Club.
Now, celebrities from all over the world visit this club, including: Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid and others. Even, Cardi B visited the club when she visited Nigeria for a show, Cardi B is a renowned American singer.
Awards/Recognitions Obi Cubana
- Nigeria Film corporation Entertainment as Icon Award 2017
- Democracy Heroes Award 2018 as Democracy Entrepreneur of the year
- Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016
- The RightVille School special leadership Award, May 2017
- Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award 2017 as Northern Nigeria Peace Builder of the year 2017
- Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award 2017 as Inspiring Personality Award, 2017
Is Obi Cubana Married?
Oh, and yes, he has been married since 2008. He’s married to a lawyer and founder of KIEK Foundation, Ebele Iyiegbu with whom he has four children. All boys.
KIEK Foundation is a foundation founded by Obi Cubana’s wife, Ebele Iyiegbu to help and improve the lives of the less-privileged children academically, socially, and otherwise.
Obi Cubana Mother’s Burial
Cubana’s mother, Mrs. Ezinne Iyiegbu died in December 2020. On the 18th of July 2021, Ezenne Iyiegbu was laid to rest but there was more. Her burial turned out to be one of the most popular burials in Nigeria because of how it turned out. Men of different dignitary graced the event.
In fact, it was almost like a carnival because there was a lot to eat and drink. On top of that, many friends and family brought many things including over 250 cows and money, in different currencies.
Cubana immortalized his mother by buying a pendant and necklace worth up to $100,000 thousand.
Notably, Obi Cubana got a foreign casket worth up to 30 million from a friend, a trailer load of Hero Beer from a friend, 46 cows from his former employee, Cubana Chief Priest, 30 bags of foreign rice from a friend, over ₦250 million from friends and many other gifts and cash donations, to mention only but a few.
Altogether, Obi’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million. Of course, this is linked to the fact that he is one of the most popular and influential businessmen, entrepreneurs, and entertainers in Nigeria.