OJB Jezreel (Babatunde Okungbowa) would be celebrating his 50th birthday in 20 days time (July 4, 2016) if death had not snatched him ruthlessly from his loved ones.
The celebrated producer helped launched the careers of many top artistes in Nigeria including African hip hop king, 2face Idiba. His production of 2face’s evergreen song, ‘African Queen’ leaves an enduring legacy of their working relationship.
OJB died of complications from his previously operated upon kidney ailment after suffering from a relapse.
Just two days ago (June 12, 2016) OJB Jezreel was asked how he was going to celebrate his 50th birthday and he was full of deep reflections.
Read what he said, “I think the first thing I really want to do is to have a quiet moment with my family, because as you are aware from 2013 till now it’s been a rolling stone of challenges health-wise and for some reasons I’m still alive, so that day, I really don’t want too much noise and celebration. I just want it to be a day for myself, family and God.
But after that day, we can turn up and paint the town all the colours you want (laughs).”
Sadly, he never lived to see the day as death had different plans. The Nigerian entertainment industry would miss OJB, a genuine legend, a major blessing and condolences have started pouring in for him. You can read them here.
OJB’s last interview which he granted to TheNetNG can be found here.
– Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng