By Philips Sunday
Lagos, (AN24) – Popular music producer and singer, Babatunde Okungbowa also known as OJB Jezreel is dead.
Mr. Okungbowa, died in the early hours of today, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in a Lagos hospital, just one month to his 50th birthday.
It would be recalled in October 2013, the producer cum singer successfully underwent a surgery at an Indian hospital, after his first wife Mabel Okungbowa, popularly called Mama J, donated her kidney to him.
But unfortunately, in 2015, Mr. Okungbowa, was reported to have suffered a setback in terms of recovery from his Kidney transplant, but he denied the report through a broadcast message.
According to the message, “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 said.
Meanwhile,Mr. Okungbowa kidney transplant was said to have failed completely since last week and his family had to keep him on N35k dialysis to overcome the relapse, a family source said.
Howbeit, he died this morning and is survived by 3 wives, June ‘Ama’, Korede and Mabel and many children.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.