By Anaso, Obiekwe Edwin
The celebrity billionaire, Mr Obinna Iyiegbu fondly called Obi Cubana, last week Friday 16th July 2021 attracted who is who to Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State for the burial of his late mother, Mrs Ezinne Iyiegbu. Professionals from all walks of life graced the occasion. The supposedly burial was turned into a seasoned carnival featuring music stars, Nollywood stars, politicians and even the general public ‘friend’ – the Nigerian police😎.
The burial seems to have broken the world Guinness book of record in many instances. From many reports, over 300 cows were gifted by friends and business associates. Committee of friends raised over half a billion in cash, 50million Naira crested diamond necklace, 30million Naira casket among other things numerous to mention.
What is important to me, anyways, is how Obi Cubana has been living his life that his mother’s burial was supported by friends with 300cows and half a billion naira? Just for burial, many will ask? But the big question should be, what did he do that he was nicknamed Okpataozuora? The burial report will be your yardstick!
From this burial, Obi Cubana epitomizes selflessness, generosity, empathy, human capital building, humility etc. He drives joy when his friends are succeeding. He helps and derives joy when those he has helped are doing great in their endeavors. That is humanity personified.
There is need to imbibe the Cubana spirit when dealing with family members, friends and business associates. Cubana spirit enhances unity, joy, love and peaceful co-existence. Cubana has not helped anyone known to me but the testimonies of his friends and business associates by making the hotelier a herdsman is enough evidence.
If you are rich and you have not raised rich men, you need to wake up. Your wealth is not measured by the size of your pocket but by the size of your heart.
Do not only criticize him by the lavish burial. He has done lavish empowerment, and will also lavishly make 300 Oba guys millionaires to recap the burial ceremony.
If I can, I will raise Obi cubana’s father from grave. I’m pretty sure that when he will die again, maybe 500 guys will be made millionaires.
Anything Obinna does is always in excess. It is not his fault. He is only trying to ensure that everything he does will be of the same size with his height😆