By Newsie Events Media:
Oba, a town in Idemili south local government area of Anambra State came alive on Friday when a nightclub owner and businessman, Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, buried his mother in an affluent grand style that there was a lavish display of wealth.
People from all walks of life, celebrities, businessmen and women, and politicians graced the funeral in their large numbers.
Clean wads of money were freely given, ‘sprayed’ at the event by his millionaire/billionaire friends and well wishers who came to bid farewell to Obi Cubana’s late mom.
Before the event proper, news media was awash with gifts that were given to Obi Cubana by friends to support him for the event. These includes, cows, foodstuffs and drinks.
As at the last count, Obi Cubana was said to have received over 400 cows.
In a video that went viral before the burial day, a known associate of Obi Cubana, Cubana Chief Priest, single handedly presented 46 cows to him.
Others were said to have presented money as seen in a list that went viral on Social media. The list which has 198 names were said to have raised about 200m to support their good friend on her mother’s burial. Some of the people on the list include Mighty Mighty Umuchu (N1m), Ekene New Age (N1m), Sir Makuachukwu Okeifeadigo (N1m), Wale Cubana (N1m) and Igirigi Uli (N500,000), etc.
Obi Cubana’s Mother’s burial is a celebration of life well lived. To further celebrate his late mother, the nightclub boss also bought a diamond chain and pendant from a popular jeweller, Efobi Stephen, and had his late mother’s face engraved on it.
In a post on his Instagram page, Stephen stated that Iyiegbu asked him to make a chain worth $100,000. He wrote, “Obi Cubana told me, ‘I want something special to commemorate my mum. What can my $100k do for me’. I told him, ‘Say no more big brother.’”
The funeral rites started on Thursday, July 15, 2021, with a service of songs and Christian wake, followed by the burial and reception the next day at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Oba Anambra. A thanksgiving service is also scheduled for Sunday, July 18, at the Good Shepherd Anglican Church, also in Oba.
People who could not attend the event physically also had the opportunity of watching it online, as it was live streamed on the Internet.
In what seemed like a bid to outdo one another, several guests sprayed Obi Cubana with 200, 500 and 1,000 naira notes. In one of the videos that went viral, two of guests were seen having a playful cash fight as they threw wads of money at each other, while other guests looked on. Veteran actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo also took to social media to show off bundles of N500 notes he planned to spend at the party.
The deceased was eventually interred in a golden casket, said to be worth about N30m.
Some of the guests at the event include a member of the House of Representatives and Club Quillox’s proprietor, Shina Peller; pop star, Davido; D’banj, Alex Ekubo, Kenneth Okonkwo (Kcee), Emeka Okonkwo (E-Money), Poco Lee and Ubi Franklin.
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