Popular Nigerian billionaire businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu a.k.a Obi Cubana has opened up to BBC Pidgin on how he searched for a job to no avail after the completion of the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Program.

Obi Cubana graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He searched for job after the NYSC but he couldn’t find one.

He said: “After undergoing my compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Abuja, I started searching for a job all to no avail.

“That made me start some small jobs and from there I became a real estate agent. I usually get five percent of every task that is successfully executed. It was along the line that I and my colleagues met a man who asked us to help him furnish his house.

“We did it very well that he gave me N500,000 separately from the profit of N600,000 which I also made from the deal. That made it N1.1 million in total. It was after my NYSC that I made my first one million naira.”

He became more famous when he buried his late mother in grand style in the sleepy town of Oba costing over 300 million naira which caught the attention of the entire country with social media influencers covering the event minute by minute. Many prominent Nigerians condemned the obscene display of wealth there but Obi Cubana promised to empower 300 youths from Oba with one million naira each and said that he had earlier empowered some who had gone on to be billionaires in their own right.