This is the biography and net worth of Obi Iyiegbu, most widely known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian businessman, event promoter, entertainer, philanthropist, and the ultimate owner of the popular Cabana Group, one of the leading hotel and night club conglomerates in Nigeria.
When you are talking about one of the richest business moguls in the entertainment industry, Obi Cubana should come to mind as he is a serial entrepreneur and an extremely wealthy man of which Cubana Chief Priest, another popular celebrity businessman used to work for as the General Manager and face of the company before leaving to establish his own businesses.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Obi Cubana was born on April 12, 1975, and he hails from Oba, a town in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria. He attended Central Primary School, Anambra State, obtaining his First Leaving School Certificate in the process and proceeded to Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha for his secondary education, obtaining his Senior Secondary School Certificate upon the successful completion of his secondary education.
After his primary and secondary education, Obi Cubana proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1998 to study Political Science, earning a degree in the course upon graduating from the University.
OBI CUBANA CAREER
Obi Cubana’s career in night club and hotel business started in 2006, when he established his first night club known as Ibiza in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. With great success recorded in the establishment of Ibiza Club, he proceeded to establish the Cubana group, a hospitality club that provides all round entertainment satisfaction in 2009.
Cubana Group was first established in Owerri, the Imo State Capital but has since spread to other major cities in Nigeria such as Lagos, Abuja, and Enugu. The group reportedly owns another branch outside the shores of Nigeria in Dubai, and Obi Cubana is considering the possibility of venturing into real estate which will enable him to develop and sell properties, netting him more money and increasing his net worth significantly.
OBI CUBANA PERSONAL LIFE
Obi Cubana is married to Ebele Iyiegbu, a Lawyer by profession. Their marriage was held in 2008 and they are blessed with four sons. His wife, Ebele Iyiegbu, is the founder and owner of the KIEK foundation, a non- governmental organization which she established in order to improve the lives of the less privileged children in the society by providing them with quality education, healthcare, nutrition and child’s right governance.
OBI CUBANA NET WORTH
Currently, in this 2021, Obi Cubana is is worth an estimated $200 million. He is one of the richest and the most influential entertainment personalities in the country. A vast majority of his of the properties are worth millions of dollars, including his numerous cars and various establishments.
OBI IYIEGBU HOUSES AND CARS
Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana has several mansions in Nigeria precisely in Lagos, Abuja and his hometown of Oba, Anambra State. His car collection are as follows:
TWO LEXUS LX
Obi Cubana and his wife each own a Lexus LX. The car is a spacious SUV and it’s features include: A 5.7-liter V8 with 403 lb-ft of torque3 which adds to the power behind the prestige, with a commanding stance and eye catching LED illumination, the LX is a really classy car and it offers a bird’s eye view of the car’s surroundings for added safety and security.
MERCEDES BENZ 4MATIC S450
The Mercedes Benz 4Matic S450 is the personal car of Obi Cubana, this is so because it is this car that he is seen in the most. The Mercedes Benz 4Matic S450 closely resembles the regular S450, but with the addition of all-wheel drive and without the option of Magic Body Control. This means that it can accelerate slightly more quickly, but the negative impact lies in fuel economy and ultimate comfort.
The Range Rover is also one of Obi Cubana’s favourite cars and his wife has been seen severally driving it to her office and other important functions. This classy car delivers an exceptionally refined experience and leading Range Rover Sport capability both on and off road. PHEV takes the Range Rover Sport from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds on to a top speed of 137 mph. Obi Cubana also owns a Rolls Royce Phantom.
OBI CUBANA’S MOTHER’S BURIAL: WHAT HAPPENED
In December 2020, Obi Cubana lost his mother, whose name was Mrs. Odoziaku Akaeze, also known as “Mama Cubana” to the cold hands of death. The burial which took place on July 16, 2021, attracted a whole lot of donations from friends, well wishers, celebrities, Nollywood actors and actresses as well as his long time right hand man, Cubana Chief Priest. Among the celebrities that stormed Oba include Kanayo. O. Kanayo, Kcee, E-Money, Davido, Phyno, Jowi Zaza, Ubi Franklin to mention but a few.
Hours after announcing the burial date of his mother on social media, Obi Cubana reportedly received ₦257 million as cash gift raised by friends and associates, 376 live cows, 72 goats, 20 rams, a foreign casket for the lying in state and burial of his mother worth ₦30 million donated by an anonymous friend, 30 bags of rice, a trailer load of beer and various assorted wines from his friends. The lavish burial ceremony of Obi Cubana’s mother, which was a show of wealth and affluence by the high and mighty in society, was held in his home town in Oba, Anambra State.