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Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know

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If any ethnic group in Nigeria is synonymous with wealth, riches, millionaires, and billionaires, it is the Igbo. They are known to be the most illustrious ethnic group in the country, and over the years, they have produced the majority of the self-made billionaires and generational wealth the world has ever seen. When you’re in the mix of these successful Business Billionaires, money will definitely rain on you like papers and playfully used to stone the friend and celebrants of the occasion. This has birthed another inside joke that says ‘President Buhari has no business borrowing from China when one Igbo man alone can single-handedly loan him billions without battling an eyelid’. Surprisingly, only a handful of Igbo rich men, such as Orji Uzor Kalu, Paschal Dozie, and Leo Stan Ekeh, gets the press attention, ignoring a much longer list of silent Igbo billionaires who command and control huge money-making empires. While some blame their lack of feature on Forbes Magazine and other top local and International listings to them being too busy making and spending money, it is widely believed that they shy away from media attention and the limelight deliberately. But all thanks to the recent burial ceremony in Oba, Anambra state, that has got everyone talking. Nigerians were opportuned to catch a glimpse of these unknown Igbo billionaires who landed in their private jets. According to Arise TV, over 50 private aircraft landed and occupied two airports in Anambra state for Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial. These silent billionaires spend and spray money like it’s paper. From their cars to their luxurious city and village mansions, investments, companies, and lavish lifestyle, you wouldn’t need a soothsayer to tell you that they are the real Igbo money bags. Below are list of top 5 secret Igbo billionaires you need to know; 1. Emeka Agbanari Emeka Agbanari aka Ike Nnobi who is popularly known as ‘seaman’ is an Igbo billionaire who hails from Nnobi, Idemili South LGS, Anambra state. Chief Emeka Agbanari is the Chairman and owner of Seaman Petroleum Nigeria Limited. Chief Emeka Agbanari Ike Nnobi was born on 27th April in early 1970s. He was born into the family of Chief Ephraim Agbanari his father and Paulina Agbanari his mother. The parents of Emeka Agbanari are both Dead. He is married to his wife, Mrs Emeka Agbanari and blessed with children – named Yung Ruff, Emmanuella Agbanari, and others. Emeka Agbanari has houses and cars of his own. His most popular house is located in Anambra state. He has built houses for people and churches and has bought cars for people too. His businesses comprises of; * Seaman Ventures for Telecom 1 (MTN and others) * Seaman Liquid for Fuel Station 2 (Seaman Oil and Gas Company) * Seaman Mining and Construction 3 (Sell stones for building) * Seaman Rice Mill (SOON) 4 Emeka Agbanari Seaman is the owner of the Emeka Agbanari Foundation. As a philanthropist, he uses his foundation to help the needy, less privileged ones and women in the society, especially in his community, Nnobi and beyond. He has offered scholarships to many students. 2. Obi Cubana Obi Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana and fondly called celebrity barman is a Nigerian based businessman, hospitality executive, entertainer, entrepreneur, business mugol, philanthropist, and a show killer. He is the chairman and owner of the popular Cubana Groups which have different chains of parastatals. Obi Cubana is from Oba, a community in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra state in the South eastern part of Nigeria. He was born on 12th April 1975 in Enugu State. He is currently 46-years-old. Obi Cubana is currently married to Ebele Iyiegbu and the marriage is blessed with four handsome boys. His children names are Alex, Ifeanyi, Ebube, and Kosisochukwu.
The list of businesses and establishments under Cubana Group includes; Rolex Hotels in Lagos, Cubana Leisure Outfits in Lagos, Pablo Cubana in Lagos, Crave Cubana in Abuja, Grand Cubana Hotels in Abuja, Opium Cubana in Owerri, Cubana Night Clubs in Lagos and Gustavo Cubana in Enugu. Obi Cubana close associates include Paschal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest who manages his entertainment conglomerates around the country. Obi Cubana in a recent interview revealed that he is currently working on Cubana Dubia and Cubana Real Estate. You can see why he is called celebrity barman. 3. E – Money Born Emeka Okonkwo in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria, on February 18, 1981, E- Money got his nickname after he started throwing money around and demonstrating what a luxurious life he had. Some Nigerians even refer to him as Arabic Money for his over-the-board generosity. He is the younger brother of the Limpopo crooner, Kcee and also the official sponsor of his music career plus that of Harrysong and Skiibii. He is also the head of a shipping company called Emmy Cargoes Nig. The company was established in 1997 and was formerly called Borisa Nig. Ltd. Unlike his elder brother, E -Money is married. He has three sons with his wife, Juliet, whom he’s been married to for about eight years now. According to him, he met Juliet in 2003 when he was still struggling to make money and she was just what he was looking for – a God-fearing and non-materialistic woman. Speaking of his turning point, E- Money recalls coming back to Lagos after their traditional marriage and receiving a call that changed his life forever.
“We were on our way to Lagos when I received a phone call informing me that I had been awarded a $2 million contract and that is how our lives changed forever”, he said.
E- Money is the owner of popular record label known as ‘5- Star Music’ and it’s based in Lagos State, Nigeria. The record label came into existence in 2010 but came to limelight in 2013 with the release of ‘Limpopo’ by the label’s most prominent artist, Kcee. The label also paraded artists like Harrysong and Skiibii. The young billionaire earns a lot of money from both his oil and gas business and his record label but his exact net worth at the moment is not known although some reports say it is estimated to be N1.5 billion. 4. Jowi Zaza Jowi Zaza is an accomplished entrepreneur and socialite who has amassed a net worth of $74.6 million (N33.5 billion). He has been in the limelight for several years due to his extravagant lifestyle as he constantly displays his astonishing fortune in public. He mostly acquired his wealth through his oil and gas business. Jowi Zaza is the chief executive officer of Jezco Oil Nigeria Ltd. and Jezco Lubricants. Jowi Zaza, who was born in 1985, is currently 36 years old. Ranked among the top richest businessman in Nigeria, Jowi Zaza’s father, Chief Joseph Ezeokafor Snr, has an accumulated net worth of $2 billion. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Jezco Group, an oil and gas conglomerate established in 1980. Jowi is friends with prominent personalities such as Cubana Chief Priest, Kcee, E- Money, Obi Cubana, Mr. P, and Ushbebe. The Ekwulobia native has made billions of naira from his business ventures and is richer than most celebrities of his age. 5. Escoba Smith Escoba Smith is a Nigerian businessman and billionaire that hails from Abia State in South East Nigeria. He is the CEO of Muccon Developers and Properties Ltd, Grosvenor Suites & Hotels Ltd Abuja and is based in Stanbul, Turkey. Escoba Smith real name is Kingsley Ekeoma and he rose to fame through his Instagram account where he shares photos of his cars, mansions and extravagant lifestyle to his more than 200,000 followers. The rich young man always move with security and is based in Abuja whenever he visits.

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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Elvis ekeh - Jul 24, 2021 4:37 pm

    People I want to be like when I grow up

    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Solomon Nwaobiala - Jul 24, 2021 10:04 pm

    I would love to have what they have

    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - igberiase osas - Jul 26, 2021 10:50 pm

    Really they have it
    I would love to have what they have even more than that

    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Ignatius Akobi - Jul 27, 2021 10:10 am

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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Charity Oluoha - Jul 28, 2021 4:24 pm

    I tap into their blessings on jesus name amen

    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Tosin Ojo - Jul 29, 2021 3:29 pm

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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Adeusi Charles - Jul 29, 2021 7:26 pm


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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Makanjuola Gideon - Aug 10, 2021 11:17 pm

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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Okorie casmir - Aug 13, 2021 8:16 am

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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Ojekunle Opeyemi - Aug 13, 2021 1:02 pm


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    Top 5 Silent Igbo Billionaires You Need To Know - Tijani Moyo - Aug 24, 2021 9:09 pm


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