Yet Another Loss! Nigerian singer and producer OJB Jezreel passes on at 49
Popular singer and producer, Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa a.k.a. OJB Jezreel passed on some hours ago on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2016. He was said to have suffered a relapse for about 2 weeks and family had to keep him on N35k dialysis before his need for oxygen yesterday.
He was aged 49.
In 2013, he had a kidney ailment for which he eventually received treatment in India after a much publicised fundraising by friends and colleagues. However, in 2015, the veteran Nigerian musician and producer was reported to have suffered a setback in his recovery from the kidney transplant; but he came forward to deny such reports.
OJB is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian music industry and was one of the first producers to also have a successful career as an artist.
His corpse has been deposited in a morgue at Isolo General Hospital in the state.
Jezreel is survived by 3 wives, June ‘Ama’, Korede, Mabel and 8 children.
Our prayers go out to his family. May God rest his soul.