Obey will work as a visiting artiste in the Department of English and Performing Arts.
This was disclosed recently in a statement by the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, Head of New Media, Mayree Uket, in Abuja.
According to the statement, the COSON Chairman, Tony Okoroji, lauded Obey’s appointment.
“His works and contributions to the music industry in Nigeria and beyond have continued to distinguish him. There is more to come for this great man; no doubt that the students and authorities of OOU will stand to gain richly from his wealth of knowledge and experience,” Mr. Okoroji said.
The statement also quoted COSON’s General Manager, Chinedu Chukwuji, as saying, “Obey’s appointment was an opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience from a distinguished music professional”.
The statement said Obey pledged his commitment to the development of Performing Arts in the institution.
“I regard this as a great honour that I will hold dear to my heart as a development. I humbly accept the offer and assure the University authorities that as one of the legendary custodians of music in Africa and beyond, I will bring to bear my age-long experience in this industry for the maximum benefits of the students in particular and the University in general.