Renowned juju maestro, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, has said despite all efforts he made to help his late son, Olayinka, ‘fight his weaknesses,’ he did not succeed.

Olayinka, 48, died on Friday, July 31, 2022, and was interred the following day.

In a statement, the veteran musician also said he would start a new ministry to be known as, ‘Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry, FADAM,’ as a way of helping fight against alcoholism and drug addiction, especially among young Nigerians and those in the Diaspora.

“The doctors called me six months ago to inform me that Yinka had less than six months to live.” the statement read. 

“It was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son.

“Since then, l 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 condolence messages from all and sundry. l appreciate everyone for their love and concern. l also thank Yinka’s friends for their efforts and support.

“l thank my eldest son, Shina, for ‘coordinating’ all his younger brothers and sisters, for extra and special care for Yinka till the end of his life. I also thank the pastors, elders, and the entire Decross family for everything.

“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 ‘Miliki’ crooner stressed that FADAM would also become an avenue to assist parents and families of alcoholic and drug-addicted children and youths in turning their lives around and becoming better citizens.

The octogenarian assured his fans that the sad incident would not in any way affect his upcoming performance engagements.

“Please, note that all engagements and commitments remain valid and unaffected.”


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