Hear him, ‘I also thank the media through whom I gained my popularity. The media really contributed in great measure to my success. I also thank my parents through whom I came to this world. They were very special because they really tried for me’.
“The journey of 77 years could only be made possible by God. I will continue to thank God for everything He has done for me in life. He has been so good to me in the last 77 years. He sent me to this world to be a musician. He gave me the gift and the talent of music and fame to make me known and accepted throughout the world’ Fabiyi said.
Penpushing further reports that, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun in his remark said the musical icon, is a legend, whose music has positively impacted many lives across the globe and contributed to the development of communities, particularly in Yewa South Local Government Area.
The Governor represented by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, pointed out that Obey-Fabiyi was a gift to the State, as his music has earned the State more popularity and good image across the world, praying that God would continue to grant him more prosperous years in good health.
Penpushing also reports that, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, while commissioning the office building donated to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps by the celebrant, enjoined indigenes of the area to emulate the musical legend by contributing their quotas to the growth and development of Idogoland and its environs.
Meanwhile, highlight of the event was the naming of Ilaro/Idogo road after the musical legend by the authority of Yewa South Local Government, with inscription “Evang. (Prof.) Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi road”.