OJB Jezreel’s kidney failed last week, management confirms

Handlers of music maker, OJB Jezreel, released a statement on Tuesday officially confirming his death.

The 49-year-old died of suspected kidney failure three years after undergoing a surgery to replace the organ in India.

In the statement, signed by a Moradeyo Folajaiye, the management confirmed that OJB’s kidney’s transplant failed last week.

The statement also confirmed that the late singer’s body has been deposited in the Isolo General Hospital mortuary.

It reads: “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.”