Obi Cubana Biography
Obinna Iyiegbu or as he hits popularly called, Obi Cubana, is a Nigerian Based businessman, entertainer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a show killer, he is the chairman and the owner of the popular Cubana groups, Obi Cubana was born 12th April 1975. Obi cubana was born on 12 April 1975. He is from Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He was born and raised by, Late Chief Alexander Nnaemeka Iyiegbu and late Mrs Uche Mabel Iyiegbu. Obi cubana’s parents were core disciplinarians and they are both teachers.
His early schooling was at Central Primary School before attending Dennis Memorial Grammar School for his secondary education. After his secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1998. After serving as a youth corp member when Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999, Obi envisaged he and many others were going to be absorbed as full-time staff of the National Assembly being the first set of corp members to serve there. Alas, his heart was broken as they were released after their compulsory service to their motherland. His dreams of being a civil servant like his parents did not see the light of the day. He would have fit the job at the National Assembly perfectly having graduated with a second class upper division in Political science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Obi cubana is of the opinion that; family time should be held in high esteem. He believes when his home is at peace business will flourish. That is why he makes every free time with his wife and kids counts.
He believes in humanity that he loathes the sight of another human in distress. He is readily available to do everything humanly possible to help. More reason he partnered with his wife Barr. Ebele Iyiegbu on her Kiek Foundation to reach out to the needy; most especially vulnerable children. In 2021, Obi deployed his wealth to give his late mother a befitting burial. The ‘money carnival’ burial was attended by his group of rich friends and it got him popular. While the burial brought a lot of controversies as people wondered why he had such a lavish burial for his late mother, others celebrated him. The mileage Obi got from his mother’s burial got him voted as the 2021 Man of the Year by Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
Iyiegbu’s career as an entrepreneur started in 2006 when he founded a Night Club called Ibiza Club in Abuja. In 2009, he established a hospitality club called Cubana in Owerri, Imo State.
Before that, he started off as a house agent in Abuja and also ran a boutique. With hard work, he became popular as a top choice for those who need to secure a stress-free apartment in Abuja. He secured houses for people and got a commission in return His breakthrough came when a client he got an apartment for told him to furnish the house to high taste. After caring out that project, the proceeds he made from the contract he used to rent an open space where he and his friends sold beer, palm wine, bush meat and other delicacies. His idea was quite unique as he infused continental and local bar standards together. He enjoyed massive patronage as his joint was the right place for fun-seekers.
He racked in enough funds not until then Minister for FCT Malam Nasir El-Rufai demolished their joint claiming it was not part of the Abuja master plan. It was painful but he needed to move ahead for challenges ahead. As a skilled sailor despite the turbulence and typhoon direct to sink him, he was able to navigate through the heavy tides. He alongside his friend opened another bar called Ibiza. The business boomed as they got triple the amount of patronage they used to get. They redefined the open business with uncommon ideas infusing their knowledge as graduates. He enjoyed what he was doing with passion and admiration.
As of today, his Night Club chain is currently the most talked-about fun place for funseekers. With its architectural magnificent; the club resonates the popular city of Las
Vegas in the United States of America known for its shiny colours and constant activities.
In one of his numerous trips to South Africa, He went to chill with his friends at a spot called Cubana in South Africa. On getting there, he was fascinated by the sartorial elegance and sheer luck that comes with the name Cubana. He decided to adopt the name immediately. He phoned a friend and asked for a name search at the Corporate Affairs Commission. He was told no one has ever registered the name. He immediately registered the name and that was how Cubana came to life.
All his life, he has never delved into any business without seeking a partnership. He believes partnership helps business grow quickly so he adopted the partnership model. He called friends and associates who saw his dreams for Cubana. While some faulted his dreams those who believed in him invested their funds. After sowing with tears, God rewarded his hard work with the success story of Cubana Groups as a business conglomerate with an interest in Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality, Liquor Production, Events and Branding. You can say for yourself that he is successful.
Obi Cubana has won several awards of recognition across the country, and is expanding his reach across Nigeria borders. Some of the awards Obi Cubana has won include;
• Democracy Heroes Award 2018 as Democracy Entrepreneur of the year.
• The Right Ville School special leadership Award, May 2017
• Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award 2017 as Inspiring Personality Award, 2017
• Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award 2017 as Northern Nigeria Peace Builder of the year 2017
• Nigeria Film corporation Entertainment as Icon Award 2017
• Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016
Obi Cubana’s House
Obi Cubana has a million dollar worth mansion which he recently completed. The interior decor of this mansion is mouth-watering and almost beyond the normal standards of a palace. The said mansion has a private cinema,an underground wine cellar, a private pool, and several other amenities in the mansion.
Obi cabana is a business man that has achieved a lot and still has a great personality, he also likes to keep a low profile life, he has just a few cars and a lot of assets.