Ebenezer Remilekun Olasupo Aremu Fabiyi, fondly referred to as Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey was born on April 3, 1942.
Ebenezer Obey’s music career began in Primary School when he joined the School Band and eventually became the leader.
The first music group that Ebenezer Obey was part of professionally was co-led by Sir Akinbobi Salvage and Bamgbose (Abembo Mayana). He was later to team up with the Late Fatai Rolling Dollars to form a band.
The Chief Commander formed his own band, Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers’ Band in 1964. He released his first music album shortly, titled “E Wa Wo Ohun Oju Mi Ri” (Come & Witness What I Saw).
Obey’s prodigious music talent is nothing short of being God given as most of his evergreen songs were composed extempore in the studio or on stage. Such a rarefied talent!
The legendary musician recorded all his album with Decca and later became a director of the company. His recording career saw him released evergreen songs like “Eni Ri Nkan E”, “What God Has Joined Together”, “Ara Mi E Se Pele Pele”, “Board Members”’ amongst others.
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey’s career may have spanned almost six decades, but the magically sonorous voice would weave magic in everyone’s ear and cause a lot to shuffle their feet come May 21st, 2016.
LISTEN TO OUR TOP 5 SONGS FROM THE LEGENDARY MUSICIAN: