‘It was painful’, Ebenezer Obey mourns son, launches ministry

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Popular juju musician, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has mourned his son and also launched a ministry in his name.

The legendary singer lost his son, Olayinka, who was 48, on July 31, 2022. He was buried the next day.

In a statement released on THE PUNCH, the singer said he has been told by his son’s doctors that he wouldn’t last six months. He revealed that his son had battled with drug addiction.

According to him, the ministry is to help guide those in the paths similar to his son. The ministry is titled “Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry”.

An excerpt of the statement read, “The doctors called me six months ago to inform me that Yinka had less than six months to live.

“It was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son.

“Since then, l went back to the Holy Spirit to teach me what to do and the result of my communication with the Holy Spirit is the launching of this ministry.

“I have received several condolence messages from all and sundry. l appreciate everyone for their love and concern. l also thank Yinka’s friends for their efforts and support.

“l thank my eldest son, Shina, for ‘coordinating’ all his younger brothers and sisters, for extra and special care for Yinka till the end of his life. I also thank the pastors, elders, and the entire Decross family for everything.

“Once again, I appreciate all condolences, but let us rather turn further condolences to prayer support of this new ministry to help those who are in pain of alcoholism and drug addiction. Get out of alcoholism, get out of drugs. Jesus loves you.”


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