Juju Music Maestro, Ebenezer Obey Debunks Fallacious Death Rumours


Juju music maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey has denied fallacious rumours claiming he died in London on Saturday.

A controversial journalist on Twitter had claimed “Credible sources” told her the veteran singer may have died.

She said: “I am trying to confirm some news items. Credible sources are telling me that veteran singer Ebenezer Obey may have died in London today. I am trying to confirm that this is NOT an internet rumor.”

However, as fears and rumors of his death continue to linger, a close ally of the veteran singer, Tope Olukole, cleared the air.

He said, “Baba Obey” is not in London but in Nigeria.

He noted that though the singer traveled abroad earlier this year but came into the country before the lockdown and is hale and hearty.

Also, Tolu Obey, who also spoke alongside his dad on Facebook said: “Praise the Lord! This is Baba Obey here and alive. He is life and direct.”

Nigerian journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu also shared a video of his interview with the veteran singer on Instagram.

In the video, Ebenezer Obey stated that many people called him to confirm the death rumors.

He said he was not surprised by the love shown by his fans.

Ebenezer Obey, however, thanked everyone who reached out to him.

The veteran singer, who is now an evangelist, said he has an unfinished assignment on earth.

Ebenezer Obey began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos. He was trained by Fatai Rolling-Dollar.

He formed a band called The International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife–jùjú fusion.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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