According to multiple reports, veteran singer, songwriter and producer OJB Jezreel died a couple of hours ago after his kidney failed last week.
OJB had a successful transplant in India in 2013 after his first wife Mabel donated a kidney to him. He was doing fairly until he relapsed almost two weeks ago and was kept on daily dialysis before an oxygen emergency occurred yesterday. Sadly, he didn’t survive it. He passed on early this morning, June 14th, at Isolo General Hospital, Lagos.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Read the official statement below:
“It is with sadness in our hearts that we report that Babatunde Okungbowa, known to the world as OJB Jezreel passed on early this morning, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
His kidney transplant had failed completely since last week.
He was down with kidney related disease, and consequently was flown to India for a transplant in 2013.
After the successful surgery, OJB Jezreel, showered praises on his first wife, Mama J, for being there for him and donating one of her kidneys to save his life.
OJB passes on a month to his 50th birthday. His body has been deposited in a morgue at Isolo General Hospital.
He is survived by three wives, June, Korede, Mabel and eight children.
Further information will be communicated to the public through this medium.”
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