Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana is a native of Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. At the age of 46, Obi Cubana is a Political Science graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who has employed his business savviness in several ventures to good use as he is a businessman of critical acclaim. Owning a boutique and acting as a house agent in the early years after graduation, Obi Cubana delved into the hospitality business in 2006, as he and a business partner founded the Ibiza nightclub in Abuja. His keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with business situations to optimize good financial returns contributed immensely to the success of Obi Cubana Group of companies, a conglomerate with interests in Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Liquor Production, Real Estate, Events, and Branding.
He is married to Barrister Ebele Iyiegbu.
This article unfolds worthwhile information about Ebele Iyiegbu, wife of the socialite and businessman, Obi Cubana:
Ebele is a native of the Obosi Local Government Area in Anambra State. She was born in 1978 in Obosi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
After completing her elementary and secondary education, Ebele applied for and got admitted into Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) to study Law in 1998. After five years at the Enugu State University of Technology, Ebele obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB) with a second-class lower division grade. In 2004, she attended the Lagos branch of Nigerian Law School where she took up Civil litigation course. She graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 2005.
In a bid to further develop herself, the Enugu State University of Science and Technology-trained lawyer acquired certifications in alternative dispute resolutions and professional negotiation and mediating. She also obtained NIIT Base Certification in desktop publishing in 2006.
Marriage and Family Life
Ebele Iyiegbu and Obi Cubana have been married since 2008. The union has produced four sons. The names of the boys are Alex Obinna Iyiegbu, Ifeanyi Obinna Iyiegbu, Ebube Obinna Iyiegbu and Kosisochukwu Obinna Iyiegbu. Obi Cubana, his wife, Ebele Iyiegbu and their four sons reside in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Trained as a lawyer, Ebele is a partner at an Abuja-based law firm, Brian Michael and Associates, located in Maitama, with focus areas on legal consultancy, legal representation, debt recovery management services, international consulting, and the power sector. She has been part of this firm since 2017.
She is also a Managing Director in Casa Cubana Homes, one of the companies that form the Obi Cubana Group of Companies. Casa Cubana Homes is a real estate development company operating in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Lagos State that provides top-notch residential and commercial properties across Nigeria.
As her husband, her business acumen is spread out to several areas such as agricultural farming, produce and packaging, product sourcing, and business development. She is also an events director at The Party Managers Limited, and a Managing Director at Gift et al Nigeria.
Summarily, her skill-set is employed in several companies, which include; Cubana Group of Companies, Fritz Communications, Caledonian Suites, Furniture Royal, Grand Cubana Hotels, and several other small and mid-sized companies.
Philanthropy and Humanitarian Services
Ebele’s desire to render humanitarian services to less privileged children led to the establishment of The Kiek Foundation in 2018. The Kiek Foundation is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the lives of less privileged children in society through quality education, quality health, child rights advocacy, and food and nutrition.
As Executive Director and co-founder of The Kiek Foundation, she has executed several projects directed at the young and vulnerable children with about 20,000 children as beneficiaries, 7 educational campaigns, 5 health campaigns and 3 advocacy walks. Some of her humanitarian projects include One Child One Book, One Child One Gift, One Child One Plate, and Compassion Action Outreach. The Kiek Foundation in collaboration with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) organized the Rural Area Children and Teenagers in Information and Communication Technology (Ract-in-ICT) program designed to offer training on Information and Communication Technology, which is a thriving sector, to young school-going age Children in Abuja.