Obey clocked 80 on Sunday. The musician has continued to receive commendations for his heroics in the country’s music landscape.
In a statement by Ladi Ayodeji, his spokesman, Okotie described the juju singer as “a living legend and a uniquely gifted music maestro.”
“The splendiferous tonality of Obey’s voice, his philosophical articulation of life’s realities and soul-searching melodies of his music, have elevated him to the deserving status of a living legend,” he said.
“Decades of creative artistry corroborate this position: A uniquely gifted music maestro, Obey towers above all the other great artistes who occupy the chambers of his popular music genre.
“His voice carries a compelling vocal afflatus, an impartation from heaven, which distinguishes him from other minstrels in his generation.”
Okotie also lauded the versatility of the singer, saying he is proud to be associated with Obey.
“His music may galvanize you to the dance floor, draw you into the quietude of meditation or engage your heart in the plenitude of God’s grace. These facets of his creative acumen are attestation to his prolific versatility,” he added.
“I am proud to be associated with such musical royalty as Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi. I salute and hail a great icon and musical colossus at 80.”
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, had earlier celebrated Obey and appreciated his contributions to the country.
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