Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Deputy National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, among others, gathered in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday to celebrate the Juju and gospel maestro, Chief Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi at 75.
Oke who delivered the sermon at the 75th birthday ceremony, described the celebrant as an epitome of humility whose music “is philosophical and preaching morals encouraging people to do good.”
Citing from verses Psalms 71 and 73, he asked for God’s guidance, protection and strength for him as he said King David asked God when he was getting old.
He said in every human being’s life, there were three seasons – morning, afternoon and evening, adding that all mortals would want their evening to be better than morning.
Meanwhile, Amosun, disclosed that the state government would build a museum in honour of Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi.
He said Obey-Fabiyi’s music taught totality of life and it has moved beyond Nigeria to the entire global community.
He, therefore, said when he travelled to the United States of America, he saw the works of the Ogun State-born music displayed in a shop in New York.
Amosun said he never failed to listen to his music every morning before setting out for the office, because there was always a prayer or a philosophy, which could serve as driving force for the day.
Also, former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described Obey-Fabiyi, as an astute entertainer whose songs will always remain evergreen.
Tinubu congratulated Obey on his 75 birthday, and wished him many more years on earth.
In a statement yesterday by his Media Office, wherein the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader felicitated with the music star, A Tinubu said: “I congratulate Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey on his 75th birthday. It’s a great accomplishment to so be blessed by God as he has been.