With more than 250 cows slaughtered, assorted food laid out on tables, and tonnes of expensive wine and spirit downed by hundreds of relations, friends, associates, and well-wishers, this is a funeral party like no other.
Entertainer and nightlife boss Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana splashed the cash yesterday as he buried his mother, Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu, at Oba, Anambra State.
The social media were awash with videos of rows of barbecue meat prepared from the slaughtered animal.
Dangling from Cubana’s neck was a $100,000 diamond pendant and neckpiece in honor of his late mother.
He said he had to replicate his late mother’s face with gemstones.
“Had to cut mama’s face on ice! @obisgallery came through,” he said.
He confirmed receiving 246 cows from his friends as a gift for the funeral.
“246 cows & counting. Who wan chop meat o,” he said on the video.
Forty-six of the cows came from his associate and celebrity barman Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu a.k.a. Cubana chief priest.
The coffin was said to have been donated by another friend. It reportedly cost N30 million.
His committee of friends was also said to have raised well over N200 million to support him for the funeral.
Donations ranged from N100,000 to N5 million.
Madam Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu died last December at 78 years.
Forty-six-year-old Obi Cubana hails from Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He is a 1998 Political Science graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nzukka.
He is the brainchild of Ibiza Club, Abuja, and Cubana Group.