Nigerian jùjú musician king, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, on Saturday, debunked claims making rounds on social media that he is dead.
The Idogo born veteran, also known as “Chief Commander”, said he is sound and doing very well.
In a video made available to iBrandTV, Obey-Fabiyi was seen singing and praising God in is local dialect.
Earlier, his son, Lanre Obey-Fabiyi, has confirmed that news on the alleged death of his father was false and urged Nigerians to disregard the news.
Obey-Fabiyi, 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 Juju 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. Obey’s musical strengths lie in weaving intricate Yoruba axioms into dance-floor compositions.
As is characteristic of Nigerian Yoruba social-circle music, the Inter-Reformers band excel in praise-singing for rich Nigerian socialites and business tycoons.