Oba – a sleepy farming village in Anambra State, has suddenly been thrust into the limelight after popular Nigerian nightlife entrepreneur, Obi Cubana, staged a talk of the town burial ceremony for his late mum.
Many have dubbed it the burial of the year and rightly so. Others are wondering why a septuagenarian’s burial will have all the trappings of a jamboree.
But, while they keep debating on the latter, Mr Cubana, with his late mum, Ezinne Iyiegbu’s funeral rites, has raised the bar too high for anyone aspiring to beat his unprecedented record in the country.
From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the $100,000 diamond pendant, 67 private jets that landed Oba to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the ceremony was as loud as loud can be.
Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter: @jaynejones