I’ve been rumoured dead thrice in one month – Ebenezer Obey

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Juju music legend Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi has hit out at those spreading fake news that he was dead, saying he has been rumoured dead three times in one month.

The 78-year-old expressed his irritation in a video shared by BBC Yoruba on Instagram on Friday.

Spicing the clip with some of his evergreen songs, Obey prayed that God should forgive those speaking ill of him.

“Nothing is wrong with me,” he said.

One of the false reports about Obey’s death claimed he passed on in London in July.

The fake news circulated weeks after the iconic musician returned from the city.

With more than five decades of active singing, the Egba-born singer 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.

She was aged 67.