The Juju maestro, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi has opened up on a recent report of what had allegedly become of Sade Ajala, the beautiful and influential woman he praised in an old record in the early 70s, “Ajala travels all over the world.”
The legendary musician had praised the woman for her beauty and wealth.
But according to some social media reports, the once famous woman was said to have turned a destitute and being catered for by the Red Cross in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
In an interview with Adeolu Balogun of Saturday PUNCH, Chief Obey-Fabiyi said the sick woman is not the Sade he praised.
“And when I looked at her, she is not the Sade I praised. The Sade that was Ajala’s wife happened to be two years my junior in school.
“Her maiden name was Sade George; she had an elder sister called Aina George. So when all this happened, I started to trace them. I have been trying to reach out to our old classmates and friends. I was told that her elder sister, Aina, had died.
“Somebody said Sade herself is dead, somebody said she is not dead but I have not been able to get the true story.”
Chief Obey-Fabiyi said he is ready to cater for the sick woman even though she is not the Sade he sang about and did not know her from Adam.
“But I told the people that called me that they should please do something for me, go to where they said they saw the woman, even though it is not the Sade I sang about, whosoever Sade that she is, she is a human being. And from the way I saw her, she might be suffering mental challenge. We are not supposed to be mocking her; we are supposed to show empathy. They said she had an accident and she was probably taken to UCH for treatment or something. And I said please go there, take her to anywhere they can rehabilitate her and I am ready to pay. Even though I don’t know her from Adam, if she gets back to her senses, it is better than for her to be mocked around with her reported condition. We should be Good Samaritans that Jesus spoke about in the Bible”.
When asked about a picture of the same Sade where it was said she celebrated her 80th birthday sometimes last year, the Music legend said that cannot be true.
“As I said, she was two years my junior in school. In a few days, I will be 76, so if she is still alive, which I hope, she can’t be 80 years. People are saying all manners of things because a certain woman says she is Sade.”
Recall that in the 70s, Chief Ebenezer Obey praised Sade’s husband called Ajala.
He sang: /Ajala travels all over the world/Ajala travels all over the world/ Ajala