Ebenezer Obey performs one week after son’s death

Veteran singer Ebenezer Obey has thrilled fans with his performance one week after the death of his son Olayinka Obey-Fabiyi.

The 80-year-old performed at the 50th Anniversary of Abeokuta Club, a social club on the Presidential Boulevard.

A bereaved Ebenezer Obey graced the Abeokuta Club function singing to the admiration of guests at the event.

The ‘Miliki’ singer’s performance at the event held over the weekend in Ogun State came a week after his son’s death was announced.

Olayinka died on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the age of 48 and was interred the following day.

Speaking on Olayinka’s death, Ebenezer said: “The doctors called me six months ago to inform me that Yinka had less than six months to live. It was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son.

“Since then, l went back to the Holy Spirit to teach me what to do and the result of my communication with the Holy Spirit is the launching of this ministry.”

With more than five decades of active singing, Ebenezer Obey is internationally recognised for evolving a unique juju sound from highlife music.

An evangelist by calling, Obey lost his wife of 48 years Lady Juliana Obey-Fabiyi at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on August 23, 2011.