Mama HID Awolowo was exceptional —Ebenezer Obey

MUSIC icon, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi has expressed that the vacuum Mama HID Awolowo left behind in the last one year can’t be filled by anyone, as her legacy and that of her husband cannot be compared to any.

Obey, who joined other well-meaning Nigerians to commemorate first year remembrance of Mama Awolowo, told the Nigerian Tribune that “the memories of papa and mama, who lived and cared for the people, especially the masses and leaders, whose thought was beyond selfishness will continue to linger.

“They were concerned with the lives of people generally and always thinking of how to put smiles on the faces of people. This was one of the qualities that made these great couple (Papa and Mama) exceptional and mama played a major role in keeping the legacy. I personally miss her.”

He also said that people would always remember what they stood for, especially in a reflection of what is happening presently in Nigeria, adding that “greed and selfishness was what led us to the situation we found ourselves in the country today. I urged Nigerians and our leaders to join hands together to retrace our steps and look for solutions through collective sacrifices and selflessness which is one of the qualities of the sage and mama. I wish them more grace to continue to rest in peace.”