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How circumstances almost ruined my convocation – Obi Cubana recounts bittersweet experience

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Nigerian businessman and socialite, Obinna Iyiegbu better known as Obi Cubana has recounted how circumstances almost ruined his convocation at UNN.

The Cubana Group founder narrated his experience while traveling for his convocation at University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2009.

Obi Cubana recounted how he and his friends were traveling to their University from Abuja to Nsukka to attend their convocation and decided to enter a different night bus because of its affordability and cheapness.

The vehicle they boarded was one which doesn’t provide maximum comfort nor attachment.

None of them dared to sleep because they knew they could get on the wrong side of traders who bought full seats.

Obi Cubana travelled along with his most precious and priceless shoe which his uncle got for him after flying high in his academics and making a 2.1 in his department.

Unfortunately, he lost a pair of the shoe and it almost ruined his convocation but God saw him through.

He shared the experience to motivate people to keep striving harder and to believe in hope when there his life.

Cubana questioned if Nigerians still traveled on night buses.

“2009, we were going to University of Nigeria Nsukka for our convocation ceremony from Abuja, in company of some of my friends and classmates; Nze, Ultimate, Onwa, Ogali, etc!!
We entered bus from Area 1 Garki Abuja to Dumez, near Suleja so we could enter cheaper “night bus” instead of boarding from Jabu Park!
We got tickets for Mercedes Benz 1414 commuter vehicle, attachment!
My uncle, Zubby, bought me a pair of “Schooles” shoes, having made him proud by making a 2:1 in Political Science department!
Inside the 1414 Benz bus there was ZERO comfort, especially attachment!
U dared not sleep cos if u happened to rest your head on shoulder of a trader that had “full seat”…. na slap or punch, depending on mindset!!
We managed to get to Obollo Afor in the morning, where we would now take a bus to Nsukka.
Getting to where we contributed money to stay for the entire convocation, I realised I lost one leg of the pair of my adored and priceless “schooles”shoes
It almost ruined my convocation!!!!
But today, here we are!!!

Obi Cubana recounts how circumstances almost ruined his convocation

Kemi Filani News recalls in January that the socialite urged the public to beware of those attempting to use his name to carry out fraudulent acts on social media.

The Influential entrepreneur spoke in a Facebook live session on Friday shortly after he got verified.

Obi Cubana, said that a lot of people have been using his name to do bad things in recent times.

Cubana noted that he decided to speak up on the issue because “it is
really getting at me”.

Speaking further, he added that his name is not associated with “anything bad or evil.”

“This is my only verified Facebook page. A lot of guys are using my name; Obi Cubana, Obi Iyiegbu to do a lot of bad things on Facebook. The name Obi Cubana is not associated with anything bad or evil. Please disregard, block, report,” he said.

“For me to come up to do this, you guys should know that it is really getting at me. Thank God that Facebook has verified me right now so we can interact more here.”

The entrepreneur also added that nobody can destroy the name he has struggled to build over the years.

“You can’t destroy what we’ve worked so hard to build over the years,” he added.

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