Ebenezer Obey speaks on ‘rivalry’ with Sunny Ade


Gospel music maestro, Ebenezer Obey, has said the so-called rivalry fans claimed existed between himself and Juju music legend, King Sunny Ade, was untrue.

Both men ruled the Juju music scene for decades since the 1960s before Obey crossed over to Gospel music.

Obey said this at the media launch of ‘Ariya Eko Music Festival’ which was held at the National Stadium, Lagos on Wednesday.

“The competition between myself and KSA was projected by fans and media. It almost turned our music into politics. I thank God it never happened.

“Every time, it was “Obey this, Sunny that”, we both always ensured that we neutralised all that fake rivalry. This was why I said that in one-word musicians should not see themselves as competitors but as contributors to the growth of the Nigerian…



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