Businessman Obi Cubana has urged Nigerian youths to desist from seeking wealth through illegal means, stating that he does not have “soap” to cut for anyone.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Tuesday, July 20, Cubana who made headlines recently after shutting down Anambra with lavish burial for his late mum, said he got his breakthrough when he made his first million naira after his National Youth Service Corps 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 him, “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 the 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.”
Defending the spraying of naira notes at the funeral of his mother Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu last week in Oba, Anambra State, the Chairman of Cubana Group Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, told BBC Pidgin in an interview published on Tuesday that he could not dictate for his guests how they would spend their money.
“Why would I plan to make people lavish their money, to bathe with it? They own their money and decide how to spend it. Those people are not people I can tell ‘do this or do this’…but I feel that they just wanted to show me love,” he said.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act makes it illegal to spray naira notes as it is considered to be ‘abuse and defacing’. Violators risk “imprisonment for term not less than six months or fine not less than N50,000 or both”.
‘So irresponsible’ Actress Halima Abubakar blasts Shade Lapido for saying there’s no shame in how many men a woman has slept with
Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar has slammed media personality Shade Ladipo over an insensitive statement on sex-shaming.
In a post shared on her Instagram story, the media personality said there's no shame in the number of men a lady has slept with.
Shade Ladipo added that such ladies should hold their heads high as they only had sex and didn't kill anyone.
The statement generated several reactions online, and actress Halima Abubakar also reacted blasts saying such information is irresponsible.
Shade Ladipo wrote: You see that thing when you try to shame a woman by saying f*ck so so and so yeah it's old. Ladies, there's no shame in how many people you have slept with.
Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Nengi Rebecca Hampson has acquires a Range Rover velar worth N40 million.
This comes a few days after the reality TV star took to the microblogging platforms to appreciate her fans and followers as she marks one year of fame.
The reality star cum actress took to her Instagram story on Tuesday night to flaunt the new car she gifted herself.
Captioning the post, she wrote: New whip.
As expected, fans of the former Big Brother Naija housemate are jubilating and congratulating her.
Kemifilani News recalls that a recent video of Nengi twerking seductively inside a club with an unknown man has generated many comments on social media....
Anthony Joshua will put his four title belts on the line against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.
The 31-year-old currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
While he wanted to unify the division against Tyson Fury, he has been ordered to defend his WBO title against mandatory challenger Usyk.
"The date is set and we are fully locked in.
"I put it all on the line again and it's time to defend my crown.
"We are two Olympic Gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges," Joshua, who toured the stadium prior to Tuesday's announcement, said.