Why I established a Music foundation and training Institute on my 75th birthday—Obey + What Nigerian Youths will benefit from EMFTI

Evangelist (Prof.) Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi (MFR)…’I have dream for the Next Generation’

In his decision to give back to
society and appreciate God for sparing his life to the advance age of 75, elder
statesman and Juju Music icon, Evangelist
(Professor)
Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi
(MFR)
  has established a music
foundation and training institute that will give direction to millions of
Nigerian youths seeking to become professional instrumentalists and musicians
in the nearest futute.
Speaking during the launching of the
foundation inside the OOPL Marquees Events Center situated inside Obasanjo
Presidential Library—Abeokuta, last Monday, April 3, Ebenezer Obey who clocked 75 years on that day told a gathering of
eminent guests that his decision to establish the foundation was borne out of
the need to ‘give back to humanity at this age’.

At the occasion which was well
attended by eminent Nigerians like political icon and former President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief
Olusegun

The Professor Emeritus being celebrated by the High & Mighty on his 75th birthday

Obasanjo—GCFR (Father of The Day), Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun—CON, FCA (Chief
Host) and Sir Adebukola Kessinghton
Adebutu—CON
aka Baba Ijebu (Chief Launcher) and a cream of top clergies,
politicians, royal fathers and captains of Industry, the music icon who has
been in his trade for 50 years narrated his reasons for establishing a
foundation for creative arts at 75. Read the full details below.  

The Vision

Evangelist (Professor) Ebenezer Obey, founder, Ebenezer Obey Music Foundation & Training Institute

Ebenezer Obey Music Foundation and Training
Institute
is a private initiative of Evangelist (Professor) Ebenezer Obey,
Chief Executive of Decross International
Gospel Ministries. It is born out of a
vision to primarily impact and empower the teeming youths, the younger
generation, that constitutes the greater percentage of Nigeria’s population on
one hand and others who desire music training to equip them to be responsible
citizens of our great nation—Nigeria”.

Habakkuk 2:2…’The vision if written down will come at it’s own time’

“To achieve
the objective, the foundation is committed to a policy of providing the best
music education and training for the greatest number, and thorough training of
each individual in the shortest time possible in accordance with internationally acknowledged and accepted best practices in every area of it’s operation”
The Goal of the Institute

Evangelist (Prof.) Ebenezer Obey….’A man with a large heart for the incoming generation of Music entrepreneurs’

“The goal of
the music foundation is to give equal opportunity for all in every aspect of
its operation. To this effect, the foundation shall not discriminate on the
basis of sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status or handicap.

The OBEY Scroll for Musical Renaissance

The scheme
shall focus on training beneficiaries for professionalism in Music through
performance. The administration of the foundation will concern itself with every
aspect of artistic excellence and within a lively, lovely, supportive and
conducive environment in a closely knit community. The foundation is poised to
operate a school system whereby the major academic units will be independent to
carry out its activities under a central administration”.
Why we choose Lafenwa as Location

Evangelist (Prof.) Ebenezer Obey….’Abeokuta is the nostalgic town of his greater dream’

“The Music
Foundation and Training Institute situates at RICC Km 4, Aiyetoro Road,
Lafenwa,
Abeokuta. Locating this in Abeokuta our historic gateway city of
1830 is strategic for two reasons: (1) It is the town of my youth where my
musical potential was birthed, to which I am nostalgically attached. (2) It’s
geographical location makes it easily accessible to Lagos, our national commercial and industrial hub—104 kilometers
away, while Ibadan the cosmopolitan Yoruba political hub—is 77 kilometers
away”
The Programmes & affiliations in
detail

Evangelist (Prof.) Obey….A man with the will to help a new generation

The equal opportunity programe of the foundation is
guided by Nigerian National Policy on Education (NPE) and
international best practices in skills and intellectual acquisition. This is
accomplished through streamed programmes which is categorized into three:

Chief Commander Evangelist (Prof.) OBEY….Signs more youths on for New Success before the GDA

I.                  
A
six months, nine months, 12 months and three years full time programme.
II.                
Six
Weeks, Nine Weeks and twelve weeks crash programmes and
III.             
Weekend
Programme which runs for 26, 52 and 104 weeks respectively.
“The
institute is operative within an established affiliation with Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) for standardization and accreditation purpose.
It’s under a Governing Board chaired by an erudite, scholarly Professor of
renown to ensure adherence to international best practices in intellectual and
administrative delivery”.
Our Major Aim & Purpose

Obey….Giving back the vision of youth age to new generation youths

“This is a
Youth Empowerment Programme to give direction to our nation’s teeming youth
population. It is an institute that national and international corporate bodies
and individuals can support and invest”.
“I therefore
call on well-meaning Nigerians, international and National corporate bodies and
organizations to be part of this project for posterity”.
Conclusion

Evangelist (Professor) Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi (MFR)

“I want to
use this opportunity to appreciate all of you here present, especially  the Father of the day, former President of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo
(GCFR).
Our amiable Chief host, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON, FCA.
The Chief Launcher, Sir Adebukola Adebutu Kessinghton CON, other distinguished
state Governors, Senators, Members of the National Assembly, Members of Ogun
and Lagos States House of Assembly, Royal Fathers and Captain of Industry.
 Thank you and God bless.
Evang. (Prof.) Ebenezer
Obey-Fabiyi (MFR)

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