OJB Jezreel, one of the most successful producers in Nigeria, passed away this Thursday. Do you know which Nigerian pop stars have worked under his maintenance? Read the article to find out!
Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa better known as OJB Jezreel was a Nigerian singer, songwriter and and creative producer. Unfortunately, he died on 14 June 2016.
The main reason of his death was a kidney disease – acute kidney failure, which was diagnoses in 2012 and in 2013, it became unmanageable. He would have been 50 the next month.
OJB has had three wives and eight children. Besides his big family, he left a huge musical heritage producing many Nigerian musicians.
Here is the list of TOP 5 performers produced by OJB Jezreel!
Michael Stephens also known ias Ruggedman is one of the most successful Nigerian rappers these days. Ruggedman has performed worldwide alongside international acts like KC & Jojo, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Kevin Little, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Nas, and Nelly.
The story of his rap career his story cannot be told without mentioning OJB. He had been living in the underground scene for years before met with OJB.
OJB and Silver Point associate producers officially produced Ruggedman’s debut album titled “Thy Album Come”.
Oluwadamilare Okulaja better known as Durella or the King of the Zanga is a Nigerian recording artist, performer, songwriter and businessman. In 2008, Durella got the award of "MTV Base Advance Warning Artist" of the year.
His style was always similar to other Nigerian artist - D’Banj. Durella met with OJB for the production of his hit single ‘Wiskolo Wiska’ a hard hitting club track.
This song is known to be Durella’s breakout song and it received massive play and shot Durella to the top at the time. Guess who produced the song!
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo AKA D’banj, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and entrepreneur. He has won several music awards, such as the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 and Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.
Before his rise, D’ Banj released his first successful set of songs: “Kiss Me Again” ft. Ruggedman, “One More Time” and “Gba Si Be” ft. Abounce. OJB produced all of those songs.
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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. Nowadays he probably is the biggest Nigerian rising star. He started his musical career when he was only 11 years old.
Before he became famous after he was signed on to Banky W’s co-owned music label, Empire Mates Entertainment, OJB told that he discovered his talent and even met with Wizkid’s parents to convince them to allow him pursue a career in music.
Innocent Ujah Idibia earlier known as 2face Idibia is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected 2baba or Tu-baba as his stage name. He is one of the most decorated and successful artists in Africa.
In the beginning of his musical career, he met with OJB Jezreel, which was the hottest music producer in the country at the time for his highly anticipated debut album.
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