Obi Cubana’s Wealth Shouldn’t Be Anybody’s Problem – Emeka Ike
Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has addressed those criticising the grand display of wealth of nightclub owner and businessman, Obi Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana at his late mother’s burial held at Oba in Anambra State.
In an exclusive interview, with Saturday Beats, the actor said, “We all mind one another’s business in this country because people are always looking for the negative things. As he (Iyiegbu) is spending, it shouldn’t be anybody’s problem. He is simply having fun. And if it is a way of honouring his late mother, what stops him from calling his friends to come around and celebrate her life? Maybe, that’s his way of doing it. He has also said that he has helped many people and many of them would want to repay the favour”.
Disagreeing with those who said that Nollywood painted most rich Igbo people as occultists;
Ike said, “There are different ways people can show their affluence. Some might choose to ‘spray’ money and it could be a one-off thing. I don’t think I have heard Kanayo Kanayo spraying money anywhere before now.
“We are not going to carpet all that because of someone spraying money at a function. Maybe Cubana had been nice to them and they decided to spray that amount of money. However, it is left for the government to decide whether to ban spraying of money or not”.
The actor also noted that Nollywood actors were not all about showing off.
He said, “People can have whatever opinion they want about Nollywood. The industry is diverse and there are many people working in it. The fact that some actors sprayed money there does not mean we should carpet the whole Nollywood”.