Evangelist Ebenezer Obey turns 75 today

Evangelist Ebenezer Obey turned 75 today. Born Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi in Ogun state, 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 highlifejùjú fusion.

Later in life, he became renowned for Christian spiritual themes in his music and has since the early-1990s retired into Nigerian gospel music ministry.

The President sent his greetings in a letter through his special assistant on media and pubilicty, Mr Femi Adesina.

The letter partly reads

‘‘Please accept my congratulations, and that of teeming Nigerians, on this occasion of your 75th birthday anniversary."

"Chief Commander Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey is a household name in Nigeria, and even beyond. You have through music flown the flag of our country proudly in many nations of the world, and you are a veritable ambassador of our motherland."

"The President said Nigerians rejoice with the septuagenarian at the auspicious moment, while praying that God will grant him more years of service to the nation, and humanity."

Happy Birthday, Sir

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