Nigerian night club owner and entrepreneur, Obi Cubana born Obinna Iyegbu has opened up on his late mother’s burial and why he held a gargantuan and lavish burial ceremony for her.
Obi Cubana’s late mother was laid to rest on July 16 at Oba in Anambra State and the burial ceremony was the biggest to have been held in the state as people from different walks of life including his friends, family and business associates not forgetting politicians, musicians, actors, among others thronged the community to offer their support to Obi Cubana as he pays his last respect to his mother.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Obi Cubana revealed that before his mother died, he and his siblings promised to make her 80th birthday celebration a grand one and give it a carnival-like party but their expectation did not materialize as their mother could not live long to meet her 80th birthday so when she died they decided to invest their resources into making his mother’s burial become a carnival.
The Political Science degree holder also recounted how life was hard for him when he was a child as his parents were not rich and he had done several jobs after doing his national service.
He added that the lavish spraying of money by his friends at the burial was just a sign of goodwill and an expression of love from them and he is happy his friends honored him in that manner to make his late mom’s burial a memorable one.