The flamboyant funeral of Uche Iyiegbu, mother of Obi Cubana, Nigerian nightlife promoter, has sparked different reactions on social media.


On Friday, the entrepreneur’s mother, who passed away in December last year, was laid to rest in Afor Uzo Oba, Anambra state.

The event had in attendance prominent figures across various spheres in Nigeria including Davido, D’banj, Phyno, Odumeje, and Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP).

The ceremony was characterised by live performances from various artistes who graced the event. Guests also took turns to spray wads of naira notes to a huge crowd that graced the occasion.


The lavish burial ceremony has, however, begun to attract controversies on social media, particularly Twitter, where Nigerian users ensured it topped the subject of conversation.

While some users hailed the activities that took place at the event, especially the spraying of money, others had their reservations.

“The bastardisation and rubbishing of Nigeria naira by umu Igbo has spiritual coronation. Some of them spreading these monies never knew it was an assignment. They are being used by our forefathers whose investment & millions in banks were denied & only 20 pounds given #obicubana,” a user wrote.


“I thought we are all shouting no money for this Nigeria. Where una dey see this money,” another user wrote in a mixture of English and Pidgin.

Here’s what others had to say:



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