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Ebenezer Obey fights the drug trade while grieving his son.

Ebenezer Obey fights the drug trade while grieving his son.

Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, a seasoned and well-known juju musician, claimed that he tried unsuccessfully to help his late son Olayinka “battle his vulnerabilities” despite his best efforts. Olayinka, 48, was reported to have died on July 31, 2022, and was buried the following day. As part of his efforts to join the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction, particularly among young Nigerians and those in the Diaspora, the legendary artist also announced that he was launching a new ministry called the “Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry.” 

According to the statement, Yinka, his son had fewer than six months to live when the physicians called him six months ago.

He added that he turned to the Holy Spirit for guidance, and the outcome of his conversations with him is the beginning of this ministry.

“Once again, I appreciate all condolences, but let us rather turn further condolences to prayer support of this new ministry to help those who are in pain of alcoholism and drug addiction. Get out of alcoholism, get out of drugs. Jesus loves you.” 

The  Board Members emphasized that FADAM will also serve as a means of helping the families of young people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs turn their lives around and become better members of society.

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The elderly man added that when he learned of Olayinka’s passing, he was on a brief holiday in the United Kingdom.

He also reassured his fans that the tragic event will not, in any way, interfere with his upcoming performance commitments.

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