The burial arrangements of the late Nigerian music producer and artiste, Babatunde Okungbowa, aka OJB Jezreel who died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 have been released by his family with the final journey of the star musician to the great beyond kicking off on Monday, July 4th, 2016, a day he would have been celebrating his 50th birthday.
The popular dreadlocked loving showbiz star and singer was battling kidney disease and was promptly flown to India in 2013 where he had a successful kidney transplant with his wife standing as donor but unfortunately 3 years later, the kidney disease got worse and he eventually lost the fight at a crucial time when friends and partners were planning a befitting celebration for his golden jubilee anniversary.
Sadly, the gangling producer and man of many parts who’s fondly addressed as Jigga died on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 just few days to his 50th birthday which would have held on July 4th, 2016. His body has since been deposited at Farewell Funeral Homes, Isolo.
He 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 and Joseph Okungbowa. Wives, Mabel Babatunde Okungbowa, June Okungbowa, and Korede Okungbowa with eight children.
According to a statement signed by Apostle Albert Okungbowa for the family, the Candle Light Procession for the late music star kicks off in his house, 4 Gbaja Street, Surulere, Lagos on Monday July 4, 2016 at 5pm, Wake keep/Service of songs/Tribute holds by 5pm on Thursday July 7, 2016 at Ojays, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The lying in state will be at his residence and the Service of songs takes place at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Chapel, 129,Ogunlana Drive Surulere, Lagos while his remains will be committed to mother heart at the Ikoyi cemetery, Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.