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Ebenezer Obey mourns son

A veteran and well-respected juju musician, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has said that despite the efforts he made to help his late son, Olayinka, fight his weaknesses, he did not succeed.

Recall that Olayinka, 48, was said to have passed away on Friday, July 31, 2022, and interred the next day

In a statement sent to reporters, the iconic musician also noted that he was starting a new ministry tagged, Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry as part of his efforts to join forces with the war against alcoholism and drug addiction, especially among young Nigerians and those in the Diaspora.

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The statement read in part that the doctors called him six months ago to inform me that Yinka had less than six months to live.

He said that it was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son’s death.

Obey said that he has received several condolence messages from all and sundry, saying that he appreciates everyone for their love and concern and also thanks Yinka’s friends for their efforts and support.

He thanks his eldest son, Shina, for coordinating all his younger brothers and sisters, for extra and special care for Yinka till the end of his life and the pastors, elders, and the entire Decross family for everything.

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The Board Members singer stressed that FADAM will also become an avenue to assist parents and families of alcoholic and drug-addicted children and youths, in turning their lives around and making them better citizens in society.

The octogenarian also noted that was on a short vacation in the United Kingdom when he learnt about Olayinka’s demise.
He also assured his fans that the sad incident will not, in any way, affect his pending performance engagements.

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  1. Dele Oworu

    August 11, 2022 at 3:32 am

    May the family be consoled at this trying time by His grace. Amen

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