The life of iconic beatmaker, OJB Jezreel in photos

The name OJB Jezreel is sure to go down as one of Nigeria’s most iconic producers in music history. Born Babatunde Okungbowa in 1966, OJB grew up in Surulere.


The music began for OJB in 1986, first as a music producer in Surulere, his familiar stomping ground.


OJB might not have been a headliner in recent times, but somehow, his influence is the spirit that hovers over the music industry till this day.


He influenced an entire generation, producing music for Ruggedman, 2baba, Nomoreloss, Jazzman Olofin and many more.



To make himself better, OJB learned to play the guitar, the drums, and the piano. And he could sing.


“I was the first person to go to his family house to tell them that it would be a nice idea if they allowed him to go into music.” You know who OJB was talking about here? Wizkid.


Remember African Queen by Tuface? He produced that song. In fact, he produced the entire Face 2face album.


OJB Jezreel suffered kidney failure in July 2013 and had a transplant.


But early in June this year, there was a relapse, and on the 14th of June, 2016, he passed away.


It’s lights out for Babatunde now. Rest in Beats OJB.





When God was sharing chill, I was at the back of the line trying to start a fire.

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