Obi Cubana’s mum’s burial is the most talked-about event in the Nigerian social circles all week. Not even WizKid’s 31st birthday, which was on Friday, was enough to kill Cubana’s shine.
Oba – a sleepy farming village in Anambra State, has suddenly been thrust into the limelight after popular Nigerian nightlife entrepreneur, Obi Cubana, staged a talk of the town burial ceremony for his late mum.
Many have dubbed it the burial of the year and rightly so. Others are wondering why a septuagenarian’s burial will have all the trappings of a jamboree.
But, while they keep debating on the latter, Mr Cubana, with his late mum, Ezinne Iyiegbu’s funeral rites, has raised the bar too high for anyone aspiring to beat his unprecedented record in the country.
From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the $100,000 diamond pendant, 67 private jets that landed Oba to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the ceremony was as loud as loud can be.
Indeed, Lagos socialite Pretty Mike, claimed Cubana told him that his late mum’s burial “would make people crave death with relish”.
While it might be too early to know if he achieved the feat or not, one thing is sure – his mum’s burial is no doubt the most talked-about event in the Nigerian social circles all week.
Not even WizKid’s 31st birthday, which was on Friday, was enough to kill Cubana’s shine.
Mrs Iyiegbu, who passed away in December 2020, was buried on Friday, at Oba, in Anambra State.