No More Searching: OJB Jezreel loses battle with Kidney complications


An end has come to his searching, and now, he enjoys his Jah’s light.

Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa, popular musical artiste and producer better known as OJB Jezreel, has died. He would have been 50 this July.

According to a family source, OJB, whose notable works include Jah Is My Light, Bretete and Still Searching died on Tuesday morning after suffering a relapse of the kidney problem that has plagued him for years.

“The relapse has been on for two weeks now, and the family had to keep him on N35,000 dialysis daily before his need for oxygen yesterday,” he said.

OJB was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013 and after a public-driven fundraising, he was flown to India for a transplant accompanied by first wife Mabel Okungbowa, better known as Mama J, who donated a kidney to him.

He is survived by three wives — June ‘Ama’, Korede and Mabel — and eight children.


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