Nollywood actress, Princess Chineke, has thrown her weight behind Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana’s lavish ceremony to honour his late mother in Oba, Anambra State.
The lavish burial reception, which attracted several dignitaries and society big wigs, was greeted with criticisms and Chineke insists Obi Cubana did no wrong.
Explaining her reasons, the U.S-based entertainer said: “It’s funny how people are concerned. It’s funny how people are disturbed on how the negative effect of Cubana’s party would have on the youth when it’s more of positivity for those with insight that can see.
“We share the same television screen but grasp different views. I have been sitting here counting the number of people that cashed out. Let’s talk about the event planner, the caterers, the clothes they wore, drinks suppliers, ‘oga boy’ that washed oga cars before they left the house, etc.
“Do you know the number of people that will like to visit Oba someday? Do you know the number of new customers, business opportunities for Cubana group of companies?”
Continuing, Chineke said: “Some people got money to pay their house rents, school fees, feeding money among others, so it turned out well.
“I haven’t met the Cubana Chief Priest but I have so much respect for his creative craft. He is indeed a born salesman/promoter/ businessman.
“Obi Cubana himself is quite a good businessman no doubt – a boss to chief priest but chief priest drives Cubana group in the social media and to the next level he drove his boss business passionately not just earns from it.
“The youth that is working how passionate are you about moving your boss’s job forward irrespective of the gains? The road wasn’t smooth for chief priest and are our youths that patient to walk that path?
“Rather than the glits of the party and 46 cows he brought, he is got a beautiful wife when business was starting and wasn’t moving forward as expected there is a woman who comforts him that it will be well some day and still manages the home without nagging like saying ‘see your mates, bring money by fire by force o;’ even the kids miss their dad too in those times too.
“I saw a video of his talking about a drink passionately using international sales method of sales, telling you the age of the wine, who should buy it and all that and thereafter concluded that, that is what they would be drinking that night.
“At a party, I’m sure he would sell you anything even in his dream. Are our youths ready to push their passion at anytime, anywhere?
“So don’t make the party look like a negative influence on the youths. These men are in their 40s, 50s, and if the youths are in these age brackets and have worked hard and smart why not?
“Not a teenager or one in his early twenties who haven’t worked towards success clamoring to achieve such glamorous lifestyle.”