Obi Cubana has established a solid reputation in Nigeria’s hospitality and leisure sectors. Before founding the Cubana Group, he began his career by opening a nightclub. The modern, opulent hospitality brand is now regarded as one of the most opulent, exuberant brands on the African continent. The astute businessman has established numerous Cubana brands throughout Nigeria over the years and aims to extend his influence beyond the nation’s borders.
Obi has been making significant impacts in the Nigerian entertainment scene as an entertainer. A-list Nigerian musicians that frequently perform at his clubs and hotels are close friends of his. Obi Cubana has become one of Nigeria’s wealthiest businessmen as a result of his achievements in the hospitality and entertainment industries.
Obi Cubana’s Biography Summary
- Full Name: Obinna Iyiegbu
- Nickname: Obi Cubana
- State of Origin: Anambra State
- Ethnicity: Igbo
- Date of Birth: April 12th, 1975
- Age: 47 Years Old
- Education: University of Nigeria Nsukka (Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science)
- Occupation/Title: CEO Cubana Group and Ibiza Club
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Ebele Iyiegbu (m. 2008)
- Children: 4
Obi Cubana Is From Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria
The chief executive of the Cubana Group is a native of Oba, a town in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State in southeast Nigeria. Oba is home to the Aboji village. His mother Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu passed away in December 2020 after celebrating her 78th birthday in July 2020. His father was Sir Alex Nnaemeka Iyiegbu (Chief Akaeze Oba of Aboji Village). There are 21 grandkids left behind in addition to her five children, including Obi Cubana, three daughters-in-law, and two sons-in-law.
Obi Cubana has two older brothers named Chu and Ike Iyiegbu, making a total of four siblings. Adaeze Moore is his older sister, and Binky is his younger sister. It is still unknown what his siblings do for a living. However, the businessman appears to have a close relationship with them because he frequently commemorates their birthdays on social media. The Akaeze Oba family has a reputation for being a very happy family.
The 47-Year Old Entrepreneur is a Graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka
The prominent businessman and philanthropist, who is currently 47 years old, was born on April 12, 1975. He was raised in Oba and went to Central Primary School there. He later relocated to Onitsha, where he attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School and earned his West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSCE). Obi Cubana was admitted in 1998 to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), one of Nigeria’s esteemed federal universities, following his high school graduation.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the university. He then launched his entrepreneurial career in the hotel and entertainment sectors since he felt the need to keep people delighted on a daily basis. Cubana believes that entertainment is essential to life and serves as a means of reducing daily stress.
A Look at Obi Cubana’s Business Ventures And Rise to Fame
In 2006, Obi Cubana sent off his most memorable club known as Ibiza Club in the Government Capital Domain, Abuja. He then, at that point, solidified his status as the ruler of the dance club by laying out the Cubana Gathering three years after the fact. Today, the cordiality brand is known for giving all over diversion to nightlife darlings and fun-searchers. The gathering opened its most memorable branch called Opium by Cubana in Owerri, Imo State capital, prior to spreading across different states in Nigeria, including Lagos, Enugu, and Abuja, where the combination as of now has cafés, bars, and clubs.
Opium, a shaking club arranged at World Bank Street in Owerri, has widely popular DJs, a top of the line eatery, and a bramble bar. It additionally offers live band exercises with top notch cooking. Obi Cubana has brought prestigious music craftsmen, including Cardi B and Davido, to perform at the club. Likewise, in Lagos Express, the Cubana Gathering laid out Pablo by Cubana, Montana by Cubana, and The Toil by Cubana. While the last option is a roof eatery and parlor, Montana and Pablo are dance and clubs that offer elite cooking styles and barbecues.
Likewise overwhelming in Abuja, Obi Cubana has laid out a top of the line eatery called Puzzo by Cubana and Need Cubana, a dance and club in Wuse 2. One more of his dance and club, Hustle and Clamor, is situated at No. 80 Aminu Kano Sickle in Wuse 2. Obi additionally sent off three Cubana lodgings in Abuja, specifically Great Cubana Inns, Caledonian Suites, and Cubana Mark. In Enugu Express, his dance and club, Gustavo, is arranged at Freedom Design. Like his different clubs, Gustavo additionally offers elite foods and live band exercises. Moreover, the Cubana Gathering administrator has plans to lay out new branches in various regions of the planet.
He is right now chipping away at Cubana Dubai and Cubana Land. Believed hands have dealt with the gathering’s foundations in Nigeria. A portion of its supervisors incorporate Okeoma David Igbokwe (senior supervisor of Ibiza by Cubana) and Paul Nti (head supervisor of Desire by Cubana). Paschal Okechukwu (otherwise known as Cubana Boss Cleric) was the senior supervisor of Opium by Cubana in Owerri for a long time before he headed out in different directions from the brand in September 2020. He presently claims his own dance and club, Xhrine, and De Holy messengers Pub and restaurant in Owerri.
List of Obi Cubana’s Establishments under The Cubana Group
- Opium By Cubana, Owerri
- The Grind By Cubana, Lagos
- Montana By Cubana, Lagos
- Pablo By Cubana, Lagos
- Cubana Signature, Abuja
- Puzzo By Cubana, Abuja
- Caledonian Suites, Abuja
- Crave By Cubana, Abuja
- Hustle and Bustle, Abuja
- Grand Cubana Hotels, Abuja
- Cubana Gustavo, Enugu
Obi is Also a Renowned Philanthropist
Obi Cubana is well known for his charitable efforts. His family is the owner of the KIEK Foundation, which offers underprivileged children access to high-quality medical treatment, an excellent education, and enough food. Through his charity, he wants to provide more than 1,000 kids with an education. He made it clear that the KIEK Foundation’s main goal is to end poverty by giving youngsters who have missed school for a variety of reasons access to a decent education. Obinna Iyiegbu has rescued a lot of kids from the streets in recent years and given them solid educations that put them on the route to the best possible lives.
The Billionaire’s Entrepreneurial Exploits Have Garnered Him Multiple Awards
The Cubana Group, a luxury hotel brand, was founded in 2009, and since then, the country’s hospitality industry has experienced tremendous growth. As a result, Obi Cubana and his company have received numerous awards. In May 2017, he received a Special Leadership Award from the RightVille School. Additionally, in 2018, he was given the Democracy Heroes Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.
The following is a list of his honors and awards:
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016.
- Inspiring Personality Award by Ghana-Nigeria Achievers Awards in 2017.
- Icon Award from the Nigeria Film Corporation Entertainment, 2017.
- Northern Nigeria Peace Builder of the Year Award at the 2017 Northern Nigeria Peace Summit/Award.
- Special Leadership Award from The RightVille School in 2017.
- Democracy Entrepreneur of the Year at the Democracy Heroes Awards in 2018.