Ebenezer Obey: Juju Music Legend Is 75 Today
Nigerian juju music legend and now preacher, Chief Ebenezer Obey is 75 years old today.
The Chief Commander, as he is still fondly called, was born Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Fabiyi, in Idogo, Ogun state.
It is believed that Obey started his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos, where he formed a band named “The International Brothers’’ in 1964, playing highlife-juju fusion.
He transformed the band into Inter-Reformers in the early-1970s, with a long list of Juju album hits on the West African Decca musical label.
Obey has successfully released over 100 albums and the ones yet to be released are uncountable.
The popular musician, who transformed into an Evangelist, lost his wife of more than four and half decades, Lady Juliana.
Lady Evangelist Juliana, a frontline business woman and poultry farmer, aged 67, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, in Aug. 2011.
While celebrating his 74th birth in 2016, Obey was quoted as saying that; “I never knew I could attain this age, but I have committed everything about me into the hands of God.
“There are certain things in life I don’t bother myself about; because I know God is in control of my life.
“My coming to the earth has been fulfilled and the time I will go back is in the hands of God.”
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