Obi Cubana's Mom's Burial: A Metaphor for the Nigerian Psyche

Obi Cubana’s Mother’s Burial: A Metaphor for the  Nigerian Psyche.

By :Douglas Ogbankwa .

*If you say the love of Money is the basis of all evil ,why do not you strive the dearth of cash?*


-Pastor Chris Oyakhilomen ,

President of the Believers Love World .

All highway led to the country city of  Oba in Anambra State , as Obi Uyiegbu popularly referred to as Obi Cubana buried his mom with such ostentation and opulence unprecedented in public glare within the  annals of our historical past.

Obi Cubana wakened one  morning earlier than the burial   of his mom ,   to search out that his home in Oba , Anambra State of Nigeria has change into a cattle ranch, motive ?His pals have made donations of cow for the burial totalling about  267 cows and contributed over 1 / 4 of a billion for him to spend on the burial.

The Cubana Chief Priest himself gave 46 cows to his boss -Obi Cubana , signifying the 46 years Obi Cubana has spent on earth .

Obi Cubana buried his mom in a 30 Million  Naira  customized made Casket, ferried from overseas.  He immortalized her title  in a 100 thousand {dollars}  Diamond chain  and pendant ,simply as celebrities outdone one  one other in an obscene depiction of wealth,showering wads of laborious currencies and naira on the celebrant .

Kcee -the Nigerian Singer’s motion in a  convoy from the Asaba Airport to Oba in Anambra , made the convoy scene of the American blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy- *Coming to America* appear like a joke as unique automobiles and beautiful energy bikes ushered him and his entourage into Oba in a  triumphant method ,that made the city stand nonetheless.

While the drama was taking part in out in Oba,the web went abuzz because the present created a Twitter Tirade , Face Book Frenzy and WhatsApp Whistling as Nigerians watched and adopted on-line , with bated breath as cash was made to look peculiar albeit ,in a really reprehensible method ,leaving the Youth with an emboldened psyche to do something for Money.

Here lies the crux of this text ,the Nigerian individuals serve cash as Mammon and worship those that have it as synthetic gods .The Leaders usually are not serving to issues to quell the psyche , with the  many unresolved allegations of the pillage of the Commonwealth ,  the impunity with which identical is perpetrated, typically given an official imprimatur by some state actors, that make some consider that nonetheless you make cash doesn’t matter .

The Church has joined the pattern because the *Can a Man Rob God* mantra is now the slogan of many church buildings ,leaving points which might be Christlike and specializing in mundane points that don’t assist your religious life.Many of the Pastors  are motivational audio system and enterprise males. Nigeria now has Pastorpreneurs. Recently a very fashionable church with nationwide enchantment allegedly fired about 40 Pastors as a result of ,they may not meet their “Targets”.The Banks are the masters of targets ,you’re advised earlier than you enter if you don’t meet your goal ,think about your self fired .

The Family -the main agent of socialisation has failed virtually utterly. Fathers who’re  cultists now take their youngsters to their respective cults, to change into members, after they flip of age to proceed within the household custom. Parents now procure the paraphernalia or the starter pack of being a Yahoo Yahoo Boy for his or her youngsters and go to native medical doctors for juju and  assist for them.When youngsters come house with unique automobiles ,mother and father throw events for them ,with out asking for the supply of the “sudden typewealth”.Some of these sudden wealth truly leads  to sudden demise,some occasions, the victims are the identical mother and father.

This is the Hushpuppy Generation .No different factor issues ,however cash, the way you make it doesn’t matter, simply show it for individuals to see and you’d have arrived.

This identical Weekend Obi Cubana’s mom’s burial happened, the Vanguard Personality of the Year held in Ikoyi, Lagos, a paltry variety of  individuals knew about it .But that was the true factor, as a result of there current the place the movers and shakers of the Society.The Policy Makers ,Law Makers and Business Decision Makers identical to any factor that issues on this Country , Nigerians paid no consideration to it , however paid shut consideration to frivolities and inanities .The Next National Spectacle to divert  the eye of the Youth from the true problems with this nation  beckons : *BBNaija*

In summarizing the trajectory of the week finish in Oba ,the Multi Award Winning Nollywood Actor ,Alex Ekubo , posited thus  :

*There 3 sorts of cash in Nigeria:Nigerian cash, Igbo Money  and Anambra Money .If you aren’t robust sufficient,  don’t be concerned in Anambra Money*.

By the way in which, have you learnt the place your daughter or your  girlfriend is  proper now ?

*She may be on her means again from Oba*

About the Author :

Douglas Ogbankwa is a Benin Based Lawyer and Writer who can also be the President of the Benin Writers’ Society.To be a part of the Society , kindly ship an e mail to

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