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ARTISTES SCOPE WITH NIGERIAFIL​MS: Who Is Evangelist Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi?

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Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi, popularly known as Chief Commander, was born in Idogo, Ogun State Nigeria, on the 3rd of April, 1942. He began his professional career in the mid-1950s after moving to Lagos under the tutelage of Late Pa. Fatai Rolling-Dollar.

Obey formed a band called The International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife–jùjú fusion. The band later grew to become the Inter-Reformers in the early-1970s, with a long list of Juju album hits on the West African Decca musical label.

Obey's music is a blend of the typical Yoruba percussions with additional drum kits and guitars to give an eclectic tune. Obey's musical strengths are notable in his ability to fuse intricate Yoruba axioms into dance-floor compositions. As is characteristic of Nigerian Yoruba social-circle music, the Inter-Reformers band was notable in praise-singing for rich Nigerian socialites and business tycoons.

Obey, however, is also renowned for Christian spiritual themes in his music. He heeded God's call and was ordained an Evangelist by Archbishop Benson Idahosa (now late) in 1992 at Abeokuta. He now runs an evangelistic ministry known as Ebenezer Obey Evangelistic Ministry, and he is also the General Overseer of Decross Gospel Mission.

Some of his albums include these and many more

1964 Ewa Wo Ohun Ojuri
1965 Aiye Gba Jeje
1971 Ija Pari (Part One) Ija Pari (Part Two) Esa Ma Miliki
1976 Late Great Murtara Murtala Ramat Muhammed*Operation Feed The Nation
1982 Celebration
1981 Joy of Salvation, What God Has Joined Together
1994 I Am a Winner
1993 Good News
1999 Millennial Blessings
2000 Promised Land
2002 Ase Oluwa

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