Ebenezer Obey returns to Instagram weeks after son’s death

Veteran musician Ebenezer Obey has returned to Instagram weeks after his son Olayinka’s death.

A video of one of his live performances was uploaded on his official Instagram account on Wednesday, August, 17. His last post was May 19.

In the video, an excited Ebenezer is seated, singing along with his gospel band.

The caption of the post read: “Psalms 18:2 -The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

“We stand strong in Christ no matter what The enemy does we would never fall and we would continue to Grow and shine in Christ.”

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, aged 80, 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.