Chief Ebenezer Obey celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and family on Monday, 16 July 2012 at the Sanctuary of Praise Centre, London.
Among the guests were The UK Deputy High Commissioner Ambassador Oluwatoyin Kayode Lawal, Pastor Ashimolowo of KICC, Former Miss Nigeria Mrs Julie Coker, CANUK Chairman Mr Bimbo Afolayan, Mayor of Enfield Councillor Kate Anolue, Mayor of Brent Councillor Michael Adeyeye.
Obey, whose full name is Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi, was born in Idogo, Ogun State.
He began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos. After tutelage under Fatai Rolling-Dollar’s band, he formed a band called The International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife–jùjú fusion. The band later metamorphosed into Inter-Reformers in the early-1970s, with a long list of album hits on the West African Decca musical label.
Obey began experimenting with Yoruba percussion style and expanding on the band by adding more drum kits, guitars and talking drums. He is, however, is also renowned for Christian spiritual themes in his music and has since the early-1990s retired into Nigerian gospel music ministry.
The UK Deputy High Commissioner, Ambassador Oluwatoyin Kayode Lawal and Wife congratulate Chief Ebenezer Obey
Mayor of Enfield Councillor Kate Anolue
Mayor of Brent Councillor Michael Adeyeye with Chief Ebenezer Obey
Mrs. Adeyeye, Mayoress of Brent
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo and The Commander
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo (KICC)
Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo, First Lady of KICC
Chief Mrs. Yemisi Sanusi
Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, Nollywood actor popularly known as Baba Wande
Mrs. Julie Coker, former Miss Nigeria and Miss West Africa
The High Table
Mrs. Sanusi presents a gift to Chief Ebenezer Obey
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