“Mariama”, a programme with African music. Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey.
Chief Ebenezer Obey (1942) is one of the biggest names in the Nigerian Juju.
Recordings of juju music exist that are from the early 30s. In the 50s Tunde Nightingale became the first juju star, after that I.K. Dairo came and from the 60s the two arch-enemies Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Adé. They mixed highlife guitar with Yoruba-drums (in particular the talking drums) and made the sound more modern in the 60s. As a faithful Christen Ebenezer Obey added elements from church songs. King Sunny Adé has just like Ebenezer Obey recorded many albums: some years he released as many as six! A total of about 75 albums of Ebenezer Obey have been released.
CD Ju ju jubilation (1997). Chief Ebenezer Obey.Hemisphere 7243 8 23504 2 2
1. Ojeje (Ebenezer Obey)
CD Joy of Salvation (1981). Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his Inter-Reformers Band.Decca WAPS 518
2. Ayo Igbala Ni Mo Fe
3. Oluwa Lole Se Ohun Gbogbo
4. Mo Fi Gbogbo Re Fun
5. Emi Ni Mase Beru
6. Mi Kole Sin Olorun Pelu Mamoni
7. Tani Mo Ni Laiye (Ebenezer Obey)
CD Peace (1984) Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his Inter-Reformers Band. Obey OPS 005
8. O Ti Pe Ti Mo Ti Ngbo Orin Obey
9. Oro Alafia Oro Idunnu
10. Ija Ke
11. Ara Mi E Samin (Ebenezer Obey)
CD Solution (1984) Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and his Inter-Reformers Band. Obey OPS 004
12. To Ba Nwa Ire
13. Ibi Ai Ye Feni De
14. O Dowo Oluwa
15. Kai Ye Ma Bere Pe Olorun Mi Da
16. Diro Mo
17. Wai (Ebenezer Obey)