Businessman, Obi Cubana has revealed how he made his first million naira after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in Abuja.
The businessman who became famous because of the extravagant burial he honoured his mother with, disclosed how he made his first million in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
In the interview, Obi urged Nigerian youths to desist from seeking wealth through illegal means, as he revealed that he got his breakthrough when he made his first million naira after his NYSC program in Abuja.
He said it was in Abuja that he was introduced to the real estate business, where he met a client who wanted to furnish a house. After furnishing the house for the client, Obi was gifted N500,000, as he also made over N600,000 in profits for the job.
According to Obi: “That was the first N1.1 million I made before I joined contract work in Abuja. I signed a contract with PPMC, made a little money, then bought my Mercedes V-boot. I invested the money I made into a garden beer parlour before I established Cubana Group.
“Miracle can’t give you money because the pastor needs money more than you. Native doctor can’t give you money either. If you want money, you have to work hard. If you are in your 20s, work now.
“I am 46 years (old), I have done my first half. I don’t know why someone who is just 20 years (old) will say he has not made it when he still has 50 years 60 years ahead.
“There is no soap to cut for anybody, there is no soap anywhere, work, pray, be good, make your own soap.”
Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana was born on 12th April, 1975 in Anambra State. He hails from Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He is a Nigerian businessman, entertainer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a show killer. He is the chairman and the owner of the popular Cabana entrepreneur.
In 2006, Obi Cubana started his first club Ibiza Club in Abuja seeking to satisfy fun seekers. Following the remarkable progress he made from Ibiza club, he established Cubana, a hospitality club that provides all-round entertainment satisfaction in 2009.
Cubana was first established in Owerri, Imo state capital. Today, Cubana has spread across various states in the country including Lagos, Abuja and Enugu.