Nigeria’s Juju band-leader who ruled the scene for years, as a composer and performer before quitting to face full-time Christian ministry, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi will clock 70 years come April 3rd.
Arrangements for the birthday celebration are in top gear.
The big party which is being put together by the musician’s committee of friends will feature a range of activities to celebrate the musician.
According to a preliminary programme line-up of activities preceding the event, the Idogo Town Hall in Ogun State will be dedicated and handed over to the governor of that state, Ibikunle Amosun on Thursday March 23, 2012 which coincides with the birthday of the singer’s late wife Juliana Olaide Obey-Fabiyi.
A thanksgiving service is to follow on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 along with a reception and public presentation of Obey’s autobiography and TV documentary. Dignitaries, cutting across the various strata of the economy are also expected to grace the occasion. Obey-Fabiyi was born on April 3, 1942.
Obey, whose full name is Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi, was born in Idogo, Ogun State, Nigeria. He began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos