At the O’jez event center, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos, the wake keeping and service of songs to honour the late OJB Jezreel held on Thursday 7th of July. This was followed by a tribute night.
Okey Bakassi anchored the event while Sammy Okposo led the praise and worship. Other Nigerian musicians were present to sing tributes and to perform the late producer’s hit songs.
OJB passed away on the 14th of June, 2016, following complications from a successful kidney transplant that was done three years ago.
His funeral was held today, Friday July 8, 2016. It began with a lying in state service at his residence. It was then followed by a church service at Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Chapel at Ogunlana Drive Surulere, Lagos at 9am. He was then laid to rest at the Ikoyi cemetery immediately after.
OJB is survived by his father, Chief Anthony Okungbowa(Arase of Agbor), siblings, Mrs.Theresa Ebunola Gamba(USA), Mr. Cornelius Archibong(England), Mr. Albert Okungbowa(USA), Mr. Anthony Okungbowa, Marvin Okungbowa, Bose Ajila Okungbowa, Joseph Okungbowa; wives, Mabel Babatunde Okungbowa, June Okungbowa, Korede Okungbowa and his eight children.
May his soul rest in peace.