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President Buhari Salutes Ebenezer Obey on His 81st Birthday

President Buhari Salutes Ebenezer Obey on His 81st Birthday


Since he began playing music at the age of 15, Obey, also known as “Chief Commander,” has played a significant role in the development of Nigeria’s burgeoning music scene. In 1964, he founded the musical group International Brothers, which later changed its name to “International Reformers.”

He's 'chief commander' of Nigerian music industry - Buhari celebrates  Ebenezer Obey at 81 - Daily Post Nigeria

The veteran artist is one who “expands his reach through sharing knowledge, good works and charity, guiding younger musicians to get training and skills at his musical school, counseling many against destructive habits and providing scholarships for the less fortunate, with visits to orphanages and other welfare institution,” according to the president’s message of congratulations, which was sent on Monday through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

President Buhari Commemorates Ebenezer Obey At 81 – Channels Television

In addition to Obey’s family and friends, President Buhari also praised the singer’s lifetime commitment, diligence, and sacrifices that led to his triumphs and prayed for the octogenarian’s continued health and good fortune.


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