An eminent Nigerian financial specialist and humanitarian, Mr Obinna Iyiegbu, famously known as Obi Cubana, has been casted a ballot the 2021 Man of the Year by Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
He defeated Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Tony Elumelu, Chairman UBA Group and Mr Abdul Rabiu, Chairman and founder of BUA Group to clinch the position..
The philanthropist and entertainer emerged winner with 2,667,845 votes just as the other nominees secured the following votes: Makinde 1,015,224 votes, Elumelu, 848,652 votes and Rabiu 819,562 votes.
Obi Cubana who hails from Oba, a community in Idemili-South Local Government Area of Anambra is renowned for his philanthropy and humanitarian service.
He was reported to have empowered 300 youths with N1 million each after videos of his mother’s burial went viral.
The award, organised by IgbereTV is endorsed by the African Union and the African Film Institute.
The award recognises and honours outstanding impact of leaders across both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
The 2021 release grant show, the third straight, is booked to hang on Nov. 2 in Abuja.