The social media was on fire last weekend with fake reports that veteran Nigerian musician and renowned evangelist Chief Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi had died in London.
Several blogs had reports of the unconfirmed news that turned out false. Lately the son, Folarin released a video to assure the general public of his father’s wellbeing. In the video, the music star said,
“I give thanks to God Almighty. I am hale and hearty. There is nothing wrong with me. God has taken the glory.”
Another of the entertainer’s sons Tolu who himself is a singer further revealed that his father had traveled from Abeokuta shortly before the rumour started.
“Nothing is wrong with my father. He is hale and hearty. He left Abeokuta for Lagos on Friday (July 3, 2020). Rumours about his death are wicked and unfounded. My father is enjoying himself in Christ. Those spreading the said news are probably looking for ways to attract people to their websites. We have nothing against them than to pray for them. But as for my father, he is doing well. He is not even sick.”
I want to assure you I’m alive. The news is false” he was quoted by Odunbaku.
In another clarification shared on TribuneOnline, the veteran singer is quoted as saying:
“I dey kampe and there is nothing wrong with me. I am surprised with the rumour too and I don’t know where it came from. I have been receiving several calls and I want to tell people not to express worry about the rumour because I am fine and active. The public and my fans at large should disregard the news.”