Until his date, today June 14 at the age of 49, popular producer, OJB
Jezreel has made an impact in the music industry and many artistes who
are successful today started their careers with him.
the Nigerian entertainment industry mourns, OJB Jezreel, we take a look
at the 5 artistes he helped jump start their careers. This list is to
inform those not familiar with his rich production credits and a
refresher to those that have forgotten the production exploits of the
man known to millions as OJB Jezreel.
1. 2Baba Idibia: Shortly after
2face departed from the hit group, Plantashion Boiz, he sought the
production prowess of OJB Jezreel who was the hottest music producer in
the country at the time for his highly anticipated debut album.A huge
success was recorded setting a yet to be beaten record not just in
Nigeria but in Africa! 10million copies in Nigeria alone and 8million
Wizkid: Though the pop star became famous after he was signed on to
Banky W’s co-owned music label, Empire Mates Entertainment, OJB revealed
that he discovered his talent and even met with Wizkid’s parents to
convince them to allow him pursue a career in music.
Wizkid recorded his first song with producer OJB Jezreel at the age of 11.
D’Banj: D’Banj’s entrance into the Nigerian entertainment industry in
2002 when he recorded his first song ‘Kiss Me Again’ featuring Rugged
Man. The song was produced by OJB Jezreel.
Durella: Durella whose style was similar to D’Banj’s met with OJB for
the production of his hit single ‘Wiskolo Wiska’ a hard hitting club
track. The song became so popular that people thought it was D’Banj who
sang the song.
Rugged Man: Rugged Man who had been in the underground scene for years
met with OJB at his Silver Point Studios to record the classic ‘Ehen’
diss track featuring Nomoreloss. Years later, Rugged Man became the new
champion of rap music in Nigeria after he released his debut album
titled Thy Album Come which featured production from OJB and other
Silver Point associate producers.