Obey's full name is Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi.
He was born in Idogbo, Ogun State.
He began his professional career in the mid-1950s.
He formed a band called The International Brothers in 1964, playing highlife-juju fusion.
The band later metamorphorsed into Inter-Reformers in the early 1970s.
Obey experimented with Yoruba percussion style.
Obey is renowned for Christian spiritual themes in his music.
Since the early 1990s he has retired into Nigerian gospel music ministry.