Nigerian producer, Artiste and Song Writer Babatunde Okungbowa aka OJB Jezreel, is dead.
OJB was said to have died early this morning, June 14, in a Lagos hospital (undisclosed). The news of his death comes just a month to his 50th anniversary as a family source says her kidney transplant failed completely since last week. Recall that the producer was down with kidney disease, and has been flown to India for a transplant in 2013. On October 21 the same year, the singer underwent successful surgery at the Indian hospital. After the successful operation, the producer came out to thank all our supporters, especially his first wife Mabel Okungbowa, popularly called Mama J, who accompanied him on the trip and donated her kidney to him. However, in 2015, the Nigerian veteran musician and producer was reported to have suffered a setback in his recovery from a kidney transplant; but he however denied the reports. In his broadcast message he said:
Hi my name is Babatunde okungbowa a.k.a OJB Jezreel. I’d like to set the record straight, am at home and healthy with my family going about my normal business. Obviously bloggers don’t research before they post. If they did they would know that a transplant patient will always do routine checkups cus of infections etc. Mmmm nuff said am sure hiptv, orisun tv,encomium,el tv and black jerzie seeing and speaking with me in the past 2 weeks. Wasn’t on a hospital bed or in one! Research proper if it’s gossip worthy or not.
He is survived by 3 wives, June ‘Ama’, Korede and Mabel and many children.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.