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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TRIBUTE TO COMMANDER EBENERZER OBEY AT 70

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, a Jùjú musician, (whose full name is Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi,) was born 3 April 1942, in Idogo, Ogun State, Nigeria of Egba-Yoruba ethnic background. He is of the Owu subgroup of the Egba.
 
 
Career
He began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos. After tutelage under Fatai Rolling-Dollar's band, he formed a band called The International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife-juju fusion. The band later metamorphosed into Inter-Reformers in the early-1970s, with a long list of Juju album hits on the West African Decca musical label.
Obey, however, is also renowned for Christian spiritual themes in his music and has since the early-1990s retired into Nigerian gospel music ministry
Personal life
Obey married Juliana Olaide Olufade in 1963. His wife, known as Lady Evangelist Juliana Obey-Fabiyi, died at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on 23 August 2011, aged 67. They have several children and grand children.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO "BABA COMMANDER"

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