15th October, 2010
Top juju musician turned evangelist, EbenezerÂ Obey Fabiyi, has described the Night of the Golden Tunes Concert as one that will be remembered for bringing together music stars of yesteryears.
He made the remarks last Sunday, when the Femi Eso-led Evergreen Musical Company Limited, organised a show in commemoration of Nigeriaâ€™s 50th Independence anniversary and to honour the â€˜old schoolâ€™ music starsÂ including Bobby Benson, I.K. Dairo, Steve Rhodes, Ayinde Bakare, Rex Jim Lawson Comfort Omoge and the living legends, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya (OON), Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, King Sunny Ade, David Bull, Dele Ojo and others .
Tagged Lifetime Achievement Awards, the event, according to Femi Eso, was to reward those that contributed to the growth of highlife music since independence and also bring back the memories of the music of yesteryears, saying â€œit is time to celebrate the efforts of our music legends. Their music must not die with them.â€
The well attended event featured musical performances by the likes of Dr. Victor Olaiya, Chief Dele Ojo, David Bull, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, Stella Monye, Orlando Julius and others.
One significant aspect of the show was the fact that it paraded an array of old school stars that reminded people of the good old highlife music and with a touch of class. It was indeed, a night to remember.