Earlier today, news that JùJú musician, Ebenezer Obey has died went viral on social media. What followed were consoling and sympathy messages praying that the Lord grants the family strength to bear the irreparable loss of Ebenezer Obey.
However, a report by the Vanguard has revealed that Ebenezer Obey is alive and well. The wellness of the Juju legend was confirmed by his PA, Mr Odunbaku.
“People have been calling me to confirm if I am dead or alive but I want to assure you I’m alive. The news is false” he was quoted by the PA, Mr Odunbaku
Apparently, this is not the first that social media is murdering Ebenezer Obey. Back in July 2020, he had to again deny his own death. He said: “I thank God and appreciate my fans all over the world who have been showing concern and care about the death rumor. I want everyone to know that God is with me, am alive and not sick, I am at peace.
“By the grace of God who has brought me to where I am now, he will see me through to the appointed time he has destined for me. I will live to fulfill my days,” he said.
Profile of Ebenezer Obey
Born Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, he began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos and under the tutelage of late Fatai Rolling-Dollar’s band. He later formed a band called the International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife-juju fusion, the band later metamorphosed into Inter-Reformers in the early 70s.
Currently, Obey who was fondly called “Chief Commander” is known for Christian spiritual themes in his music as he retired into Nigerian gospel music ministry in the early 1990s. The Chief Commander is 78 and has over 50 albums with songs.