Born Obi Iyiegbu on April 12, 1975, Obi Cuban hails from Oba, a community in Idemili-South Local Government Area in Anambra State, Nigeria. Obi Cubana is estimated to be worth $96 million and married to Mrs. Ebele Iyiegbu. He has four children: Alex, Ifeanyi, Ebube, Kosisochukwu. Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is the chairman of the popular Cabana Group – a chain of hospitality and lifestyle businesses across major Nigerian cities.
In 1998, after completing his primary and secondary school education, Obi Cubana proceeded to the University of Nigeria where he obtained a degree in Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
In 2006, Obi Cubana started his first club Ibiza Club in Abuja, seeking to satisfy fun seekers and nightlife lovers. Following the remarkable progress he made from the Ibiza Club, he established the Cubana group, a hospitality club that provides all-around entertainment satisfaction in 2009. Cubana group was first established in Owerri, Imo state capital Nigeria. Today, Cubana has spread across various states in the country including Lagos, Abuja, and Enugu.
Cubana Group businesses and establishments
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’s close associates include Paschal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, who managed his entertainment conglomerates around the country at a time. Obi Cubana is said to be currently working on Cubana Dubai and Cubana Real Estate.
Obi Cubana’s Awards
Obi Cubana has won several awards and recognition across the country, it is expanding its reach across Nigerian borders and also outside Nigeria. Some of the awards Obi Cubana has won include;
•Democracy Heroes Award 2018 as Democracy Entrepreneur of the year.
•The RightVille School special leadership Award, May 2017
•Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Award 2017 as Inspiring •Personality Award, 2017
•Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award 2017
•Northern Nigeria Peace Builder of the year 2017
•Nigeria Film corporation Entertainment as Icon Award 2017
•Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016
In 2008, Obi Cubana married his beautiful wife, Ebele Iyiegbu, a lawyer by profession, and their union is blessed with four sons. Ebele calls herself, “The mother of Boys”, and she is the founder and promoter of the KIEK Foundation, a non-governmental organization with an interest in the welfare of less-privileged children in our society through quality education, healthcare, improved nutrition, and child’s rights advocacy.
Currently, one of the richest and the most influential personalities in the entertainment, hospitality and, creative industry value-chain in Nigeria, his net worth is estimated to be $96 million, about #39,504,000,000.00 in Nigerian naira. This valuation is based on income, properties, and assets.
Called King of Nightlife, the entrepreneur is believed to have been gifted 346 Cows, 72 Goats and, 20 rams for his mother’s burial. Mr. Obi Iyiegbu has not stopped receiving gifts from his friends, employees, and his wide business downlines. It was earlier reported that Obi got 46 cows from his former employee Cubana Chief priest and 10 cows from his old-time friend and young billionaire Jowi Zaza.