Obi Iyiegbu, Anambra-born business mogul popularly called Obi Cubana, has recounted how his convocation ceremony was almost ruined due to lack of money.


In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, the 46-year-old said he and some of his friends had left Abuja in 1999 for their convocation ceremony at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

The socialite said they resorted to using a night bus because it was cheaper when compared to official motor parks.

The billionaire businessman also said there was “zero comfort” inside the vehicle as they had to sit on each other’s laps due to lack of money.


“1999, 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 Jabi Park!” he wrote.

“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!
You dare not sleep because if you happened to rest your head on the shoulder of a trader that had “full seat”… slap or punch, depending on mindset!!”


Cubana said when they finally arrived their destination, he discovered that he had lost one leg of the pair of shoe his uncle gave him.

“We managed to get to Obollo Afor in the morning, where we would now take a bus into 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,” he added.

“It almost ruined my Convocation!!! But today, here we are!!! Do people still enter “night bus”? Las las, this generation dey enjoy!!!”


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