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Onyeka Onwenu Condemns Obi Cubana’s Mother Lavish Burial



Nigerian veteran singer, actress, and seasoned writer, Onyeka Onwenu has commented on the much-talked about burial of late Mrs Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu, Obi Cubana’s mother.

She condemned the display of wealth at the funeral as well as revealing that she wants a private and quiet burial when her time comes.

Onyeka Onwenu however explained that at the end of the day, it’s different strokes for different folks.

She noted that her mother wanted an elaborate burial and she promised her days before her death that she will get the lavish burial she wants.

She revealed she fulfilled this promise to her mother, even though the burial was not on as lavish as Obi Cubana’s mum’s own.

The author in an article published on Premium times penned down her opinion about the lavish burial.

She wrote; “I condemn it all. It does not reflect the Igbo culture that I grew up in. Ndigbo would not condone the conspicuous display of wealth. If you were found doing that, your close and extended family, your community would send a delegation to you, to ask about the source of the wealth you are throwing about. You would be ostracised if you have no convincing evidence of legitimate work. All that changed at the end of the Nigeria/Biafra conflict. Ndigbo were deprived of their money, their oil wells and towns excised from Imo and Abia States, their properties termed ‘abandoned’ and taken from them. They were forced to rebuild with no help and no compensation. It therefore became every person to themselves. Having money meant that you could get things done and like every other Nigeria society, our priorities were turned upside down. People no longer asked how and where you got your money. The point was that you had it. Our values may have been eroded but we have to fight back to regain them, to ensure our survival as the decent and hardworking people that we truly are.”

The burial ceremony of Obi Cubana‘s mother was turned to a carnival as young billionaires and celebrities such as E-Money, Jowi Zaza, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Zubby Michael, Davido, Phyno, Kcee, Dbanj, and so on graced the event in style.

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