By Ogbonna Amadi, Entertainment Editor
LAGOS — Tragedy struck the Ikeja home of former Juju music maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi (MFR) when Juliana, his wife of more than four and half decades, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.
Aged 67, Lady Evangelist Juliana Obey-Fabiyi, who recently returned from a medical trip to an Indian healthcare centre, was readmitted at LASUTH where she died in the early hours of Tuesday.
A frontline business woman and poultry farmer, Mrs. Obey Fabiyi is survived by her widower, EvangelistEbenezer Obey, children and several grand children.
In his first reaction to the death of his wife Obey referred to the scripture which stated in Psalm 48:14: “For this, God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even unto death.”
Born to the Onifade’s family on March 23, 1945, she got married to Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi in 1963.
Burial arrangements are yet to be announced by the family.
On of the earliest callers at the Obey-Fabiyi Ikeja residence was the Secretary to the Ogun State government Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa who pledged government’s support for the Obey family in their hour of need.
Accompanied by several aides the State scribe who described the departed woman as a pillar in the family said “rather than cry for Mama, we rejoice in the Lord because Mama rests in the bosom of the Lord.”
While holding brief for the State Governor, Barrister. Adeoluwa offered his condolences on behalf of his boss saying, “he would have loved to be here personally, but he is o pilgrimage to Mecca”