We have information from a very reliable source that popular Nigerian Producer and Musician, Babatunde Okungbowa (AKA OJB Jezreel) has passed on! It is believed that the Nigerian superstar who has been battling with Kidney failure passed on a few minutes ago.
Sources say his condition drew worse yesterday and he needed to be placed on oxygen but died about 30 mins ago. The former Kennis Music producer and front liner who is believed to have 3 wives (one of which donated her kidney for him in 2013) and 8 children was billed to celebrate his birthday next month.
Yes, the Kidney transplant was successfully conducted a few years ago with donations from well meaning Nigerians, but it is believed that OJB has been on weekly dialysis since then as his condition never really improved.
Last year, rumors broke that the Producer was in critical condition and needed urgent assistance but OJB shared a broadcast to refute the claims.
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 has been out of public eye since the operation and many sources claim he has been a shadow of his real self.
We will bring you more details as the news unfolds.
This is indeed a very sad story and big blow to the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
Rest in Peace our dear OJB Jezreel.