He said this on Saturday, October 17 while celebrating members of the Gtext Homes family on their fifth anniversary.
Speaking at the event, which took place at Gtext Homes head office in Omole, Lagos, the music maestro who stated that there is no way anyone can please the world, said that what the youths are saying, many people have said it in the past. “This protest is a big surprise and no one was expecting it. Everyone was pushed to the wall.
EndSARS is a good movement because that is the only way we can correct many ills and things that are not right in the country. Our leaders should see this and think that something is wrong beyond our imagination. I pray God would help us.”
Obey, who also advised artistes of the day to sing meaningful songs that would stand the test of time, while speaking on investments said, “People should invest in landed property. When you buy a land today, by next year, it has appreciated in value. In five years, it is higher. The house you build or buy today is an investment.
A popular Yoruba adage says that ‘the money a young man first makes he does not invest but eats it’ and that is not the wisest thing. Lands and houses are the most secured investments. Lands cannot be stolen, but cars and other things can be stolen. I built my first house when I was 27 years old. My father died when I was 38 and I had built a lot of houses by then,” he said.
Chief Commander also added, “That is why I like Gtext, they are securing the future for a better tomorrow. Immediately I stepped into Gtext, I saw the pursuit of excellence, and that shows that the organisation will continue to grow. To have 10 estates within five years is no small achievement.”
Also speaking at the event was Stephen Akintayo, MD Gtext who said, “For us at Gtext, we like to celebrate people when they are alive. One of the things I have noticed about this generation is that we do not put emphasis on learning from elders, particularly people whose careers have spanned years. Baba’s career has spanned for 65 years and we are hoping a day will come when Gtext will celebrate 65 years as a company. We are 12 years as a group of companies, but Gtext Homes is five years today, and we hope to stay around for a long time.”