With timeless signature songs from the 1950s, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated Ebenezer Obey’s 81st birthday and honored his 66 years of influential worldwide career.
Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, claimed in a statement on Monday that Obey’s influence in Nigeria’s music business had elevated him to the position of “chief commander” for the industry.
The statement claims that Nigeria’s music brand has gained international recognition thanks to the music genius’ success in fusing Juju and Highlife music into a melodic band.
The President thought that the renowned mentor and teacher broadened his influence by imparting knowledge, doing good deeds, and practicing charity. He helped young musicians enroll in his music school and gain training and skills, advised many against destructive habits, and offered scholarships to the less fortunate while making frequent visits to orphanages and other welfare institutions.
President Buhari joined Obey’s loved ones, friends, coworkers, and supporters to praise the lifetime commitment, diligence, and sacrifices that led to the accomplishments and the desire to always put God first.
The President offers a prayer for the 81-year-old’s continued excellent health and blessings.