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Wednesday, 15 June 2016
OJB Family and friends not happy with Industry friends who neglected him
OJB Dead.A day after the death of OJB,emotions have unsurprisingly continued to run high at the Gbaja Street, Surulere, Lagos, residence of late talented music producer and singer, Babatunde Okungbowa a.k.a ‘OJB Jezreel’ following his death two days ago.People are still asking the question,is OJB Jezreel dead?Is he really gone? Sadly he is. The respected music producer, who passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, had battled with a kidney disease for some time before he eventually had a transplant in India in 2013. However, family members and friends of OJB are not happy with the colleagues of the deceased in the entertainment industry.
Investigation revealed that many of OJB’s close friends and neighbours are bitter, as they accuse the legendary producer’s colleagues of abandoning him to his fate in the last days of his life. According to one of the sympathisers at OJB’s residence who spoke to popular newspaper, Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, the entertainment industry is full of fake friends and fake love. The source alleged that the lion share of the funds raised to foot the bill of OJB’s kidney transplant in India about three years ago, didn’t come from the entertainment industry.
I can only say those who are saying this now are naive and don't understand the industry the late producer worked in.Its show business,its the entertainment world and a dog eat dog world.Of course its a fake industry where you have bitter rivals and most of them are not happy and jealous when they see you doing well.But i can understand the pain and frustrations of OJB's friends and families,you still expect people to be humane and show some love.To be fair,i think most of them did.If they didn't all help financially that could be because a lot of them are struggling. Having said that,there are some obvious names that OJB helped with their careers that you would have expected them to turn p for him. But hey,such is life.