A renowned Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Chief Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana has been voted 2021 Man of the Year by Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora.
In a 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards voting by Nigerians via online platforms, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Obi Cubana was voted ahead of three other nominees.
He beat Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Tony Elumelu, Chairman UBA Group and Abdul Rabiu, Chairman and founder of BUA Group to clinch the award.
The popular philanthropist and entertainer emerged winner with 2,667,845 votes.
The other nominees secured the following votes: Seyi Makinde 1,015,224 votes, Tony Elumelu, 848,652 votes,
Abdul Rabiu 819,562 votes.
Obi Cubana who hails from Oba, a community in Idemili-South Local Government Area in Anambra State is renowned for his uncommon philanthropy and humanitarian service.
He is said to have empowered more youths than most other Nigerians of his status.
He was recently reported to have empowered 300 young business boys and girls with N1m each after his viral mother’s burial.
The prestigious award, organized by IgbereTV is endorsed by African Union and the African Film Institute.
The Awards recognise and honour the outstanding impacts of leaders across both the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The 2021 edition award presentation, the third in a row, is scheduled to hold on November 2, 2021 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Abuja.