In a bid to aid music students' professional pursuit, veteran gospel musician, Ebenezer Obey has granted scholarship awards to 10 music students. The students received the award at the maiden edition of the Ebenezer Obey Music Foundation (EOMF) on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Abeokuta.
The scholarship, which is in three categories were given to music students in Universities, Polytechnic and College of Education.
While music students in Universities receive N100,000, their counterparts in Polytechnic and College of Education get N75,000 and N50,000 respectively.
University undergraduates who benefitted from the Ebenezer Obey Music Foundation include; Songodara Samuel Oluwafemi and Adeleye Joshua Omolade from Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU; Adarabierin Oba from the University of Lagos, UNILAG; and Ajala Docas Oluwaseun from, LASU.
Also, two Polytechnic students benefited from the scholarship award. They are; Aiyeleru Abiodun Aron and Adejoro Abiodun Dairo from The Polytechnic Ibadan.
While Akinbode Temitope Taiwo and Ogunleye Christiana Ebunoluwa from the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta; Osho Oyekunle from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso and Gbenga Dada Samuel from the College of Education Monotechnic are also among the beneficiaries.
Speaking about his foundation, Obey said his foundation will consist of music and life skills institute, as well as a CBT center and modern recording studio.
“This vision became clearer when I launched the foundation on my 75th birthday,” he said.
“It’s main objective is to give back to the society, especially through scholarship awards and the establishment of youths empowerment center.
I congratulate and