Obi Cubana

Obi Cubana – Personal Life, Educational Background, and Career

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This post is about Obinna Iyiegbu, a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist popularly known as Obi Cubana.


  • Native of Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra, and born on April 12, 1975
  • An alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Father of 4 and husband to Ebele Iyiegbu, aka, Lush_eby
  • Producer of Odogwu Bitters
  • Chairman and founder of the Cubana Group

Read on for more details about Obi Cubana, his personal life, businesses, achievements, how he started his career, and other things you could never have learned elsewhere.

Who is Obi Cubana?

Obinna Iyiegbu, which you know as Obi Cubana, is an Anambra-born personality. His mother’s burial was one of the most talked-about occasions in Nigeria in 2021. He received more than 400 cows as gifts from his friends and Associates toward planning the event.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Obi Cubana completed his first degree at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with a BA in Political Science (1998). But before then, he attended the Central Primary School and Dennis Memorial Grammar School.

Enugu State University of Technology bestowed him an Honorary Doctorate Degree on November 26, 2022.

He got married to Ebele Iyiegbu in 2008. His wife, Lush_eby, is a social advocate, lawyer, and entrepreneur. They currently have four boys: Alex, Ifeanyi, Ebube, and Kosisochukwu.

On June 14, 2023, they celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary, which was attended by many Nigerian celebrities.

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Career – How He Founded The Cubana Group.

Obi Cubana started as an entrepreneur by establishing a nightclub in Abuja in 2006. He named it the Ibiza Club.

Barely three years later, he launched a hospitality club in Owerri, Imo, which he named Cubana.

He then founded the Cubana Group and acted as the conglomerate’s chairman. More than 15 businesses are operating under this name.

Here is a list of several establishments managed by the Cubana Group:

  • Hustle and Bustle, Abuja
  • Grand Cubana Hotels, Abuja
  • Caledonian Suites, Abuja
  • Opium By Cubana, Owerri
  • The Grind by Cubana, Lagos
  • Puzzo by Cubana, Abuja
  • Crave by Cubana, Abuja
  • Pablo by Cubana, Lagos
  • Cubana Gustavo, Enugu
  • Montana by Cubana, Lagos
  • Cubana Signature, Abuja
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On March 23, 2022, Obi Cubana launched Odogwu Bitters, an herbal drink with 30% alcohol, and a blend of honey and ginger. It is one of the most preferred herbal drinks in Nigeria due to its vast health benefits. These include helping to aid digestion, fight common flu, boost libido, among others.

Its brand ambassadors include Portable, Odumodublvck, Zubby Micheal, Real Warri Pikin, Broda Shaggi, Charles Okocha, etc.

Awards and Recognitions – Obi Cubana

Obi Cubana has won a number of awards and is recognized for several achievements, as noted below:

  • Africa Canada Investment Summit (ACIS) Award – 2022
  • Democracy Entrepreneur of the Year at Democracy Heroes Award – 2018
  • Special Leadership Award from Rightville School, Lagos – 2017
  • Inspiring Personality Award at Ghana – Nigeria Achievers Award of year 2017
  • Northern Nigeria Peace Builder Award at the Northern Nigeria Peace Conference/Award – 2017
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year – 2016

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