Veteran singer, OJB, real name Okungbowa Jezreel Babatunde on July 7, 2016 was sent forth with a glorious Service of Songs and Tribute at O’Jez event center, National Stadium, Surulere.
Celebrities like K- Solo, Essence, Rasqie, DJ Humility, KSB, Okey Bakassi, Sammie Okposo, Lara George, Azadus, DJ Boombastic, Grace Amah, Dj Gosporella, Jazzman Olofin and Ruggedman came out to pay their respect to the late music producer, songwriter and singer with performances and eulogys.
His daughter enchanted the audience with her performance of OJB’s hit song ‘Searching’ while his children, his wife and eldest son performed a tribute to him.
Colleagues and family members payed a heart touching tribute to the late singer.
Solomon Areya, CEO of Westside Music said, “He was a gentleman, humble, easygoing, an incredible guy, we are going to miss him but his legacy lives on.”
“Good music lives on, I saw his son doing good music and that is enough hope for me. Somebody like OJB made us belief that with good music we can scale through. He is not dead he lives on,” comedian Gordons said.
Ruggedman was full of praise for the late singer who he said played an important role in shaping him. He said, “I thank him for the impact he made in my career. He tried to take care of us.”
“He started out as a Jesus boy, lived as a Jesus boy and passed on as a Jesus boy.
He has lived his life and imparted to a lot of people in the entertainment industry. He came, he saw, he conquered and he lives on” said his pastor.
Ayo Shonaiya, “Go in Peace OJB”. 2Face Idibia was also represented by his manager, Efe Omorogbe.
According to him, OJB left a body of work his great grand children will benefit from if his estate is properly managed.
OJB died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following complications reported to have risen from his Kidney ailment.
He will be laid to rest today, Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Ikoyi Cemetery, Ikoyi.