Octogenarian juju musician Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi has lost a son.
The son, Olayinka Obey-Fabiyi, died overseas on July 28, 2022 aged 48 from alcohol abuse.
Obey-Fabiyi, 80, in a statement he released yesterday and signed by the general manager of his music group, Mr. Tunji Odunmbaku, said he knew that Olayinka was addicted to alcohol and that he had made frantic efforts to help her out, but was unsuccessful.
The musician said his son’s death from alcoholism prompted him to create a ministry for those overwhelmed by drug and alcohol addiction.
He said: “The doctors called me six months ago to tell me that Yinka had less than six months to live; it was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear from his son since then.
“I 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 messages of condolences from everyone. I appreciate and thank you all for your love and concern.
The famous musician named the new ministry, “Ministry for the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction (FADAM)”.
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According to him, the newly launched ministry was apart of his popular Decross Gospel Mission and Ebenezer Obey Evangelical Ministry.
He said the new ministry was launched in the UK to turn the pain of his son’s death into a solution ministry for parents and families of young people going through the same experience.
He explained that the effort was to “massively enlighten and educate young people about the dangers of alcoholism, as well as drug addiction.”
Obey-Fabiyi thanked the pastors, elders and the entire Decross family for everything.
On August 23, 2011, the singer lost his wife of 48 years, Lady Juliana Obey-Fabiyi at Lagos State Teaching Hospital. She was 67 years old.
Two years ago, he dispelled widespread death rumors about him.
He said, “I thank God and appreciate my fans around the world who have shown concern and concern over the rumored death. I want everyone to know that God is with me. I am alive and not sick, I am at peace.
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