Above was the regular response of a late uncle of mine, Baba Salami Ajibola, alias “BABA OKE-OJA”, whenever anyone accosted him with a rumour.
When the rumour of the death, God forbid, of a living legend of Juju music, Professor (Evangelist) Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, MFR, broke out today, I made contacts with reliable, close sources, and later Baba Obey himself, and they all chorused my late uncle’s famous saying quoted above.
Baba Obey has not only dismissed the death rumour in a statement, he also disclosed his fitness. Thank God for His mercies that endure.
Let me quote part of his song in the record waxed by him to dismiss the rumour of his alleged arrest by Nigeria Custom Service in the late 1960s:”….iro ni won pa, eke ni won se. Won la won Custom, won ni won ti mu mi. Ile ki la ko o, owo ki la ti i ni. Omo eniyan sa ni James Brown, ti o nfi jet se ese rin kiri. Aiye o, aiye o, aiye ma le….”
We have since prayed early in the year that, God willing, Baba Obey and his close pal, King Sunny Ade, MFR, shall lead a retinue of superstars who will entertain my guests, as Obey did at my 40th and 60th and KSA at my 65th, later in October, this year, when I shall clock 70 and formally become a Septuagenarian.
Meanwhile, Baba Miliki, the Chief Commander, e ma da won lohun o je e.