BIOGRAPHY OF OBI IYIEGBU (KNOWN AS OBI CUBANA)
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Obi Cubana is one of the names that come to mind when you talk of the richest entertainment business moguls in Nigeria. He is a serial entrepreneur and he is extremely rich. We had to bring it to you so early in this article to emphasize how rich he is.
Obi Cubana is one of the Igbo men in Nigeria whose wealth can be said to be unbelievable. Don’t guess much about his source of wealth. Obi Cubana runs several businesses, owns a set of the most expensive hotels in Nigeria, he owns houses (assets) all over Nigeria. Not to forget, Obi Cubana is the CEO of the popular luxurious hospitality company Cubana Group. That was how he was given the name Obi Cubana, however, his real name is Obi Iyiegbu. For this publication, we will be writing on Obi Cubana’s biography, career, net worth, and other facts about him.
Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is a Nigerian businessman and entrepreneur. Obi Cubana was born on 12th April, 1975 in Anambra State. He hails from Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
OBI CUBANA CAREER:
Obi Iyiegbu started a club called Ibiza Club back in 2006. He made noticeable progress with the club which seeks to satisfy fun-seekers. In 2009, he established Cubana; a hospitality club that provides all-round entertainment satisfaction. His Cubana business which started in Owerri now has branches in Abuja and Lagos. His inspiration to start up Cubana business was that entertainment to him is a means to escape all the stress of the world. He said in an interview that he wanted to improve the lives of Nigerians. This made us believe this is the meaning behind his Company’s slogan – The World Is Yours.
Obi Iyiegbu is the chairman of Cubana Group and managing a large enterprise such as Cubana Group isn’t so easy, hence, Obi Iyiegbu works with other like-visioned men. In his executive team includes;
* Paul Nti – General Manager- CRAVE (Abuja)
*Don Joey – General Manager- Cubana (Lagos)
*Paschal Okechukwu – General Manager – Cubana Conglomerate (Owerri)
*David O. Lawal – General Manager – Liquor empire Ltd (Abuja)
*Okeoma David Igbokwe – General Manager – Ibiza (Abuja)
OBI CUBANA EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Obi Cubana attended Central Primary School where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He proceeded to Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha where he obtained his West Africa Secondary School Certificate.
In 1998, Obi Cubana obtained a degree in political science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
OBI CUBANA SOURCE OF INCOME:
Cubana businesses and establishments include
*Rolex Hotels – Lagos
*Cubana Leisure Outfits
*Pablo Cubana – Lagos
*Crave Cubana – Abuja
*Grand Cubana Hotels – Abuja
*Opium Cubana – Owerri
*Cubana Night Clubs – Lagos
*Gustavo Cubana- Enugu
Obi Cubana works with close associates including Paschal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest to manage his entertainment conglomerates around the country.
Obi Cubana in an interview revealed he is working on Cubana Dubai and Cubana Real Estate.
OBI CUBANA AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
Obi Cubana has been nominated for series of awards and has gained recognition across Nigeria
*In 2016 he won the Entrepreneur of the year
*In 2017, he won the Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award, Inspiring Personality Award and the RightVille School special leadership Award
*In 2018, he won the Democracy Heroes Award
*2018 as Democracy Entrepreneur of the year.
Obi CUBANA WIFE, CHILDREN:
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 has four siblings; two elder brothers named Chu and Ike Iyiegbu. His elder sister is Adaeze Moore while his younger sister is called Binky. What his siblings do for a living is still under wraps. However, the entrepreneur seems to share a very close bond with them, as he often celebrates them on social media platforms during their birthdays. The Akaeze Oba’s family is well-known as one big happy family.
OBI CUBANA NET WORTH:
Obi Cubana is extremely wealthy, his net worth is an estimated $500,000,000.
Most of the properties owned by Obi Iyiegbu are worth millions of dollars, including his numerous cars and establishments. He is a man who can afford any luxury he wants and he can do that because of his organized standard entertainment business, Cubana Group.
OBI IYIEGBU CUBANA HOUSE 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.
May God bless us all as we celebrate with those He has blessed!