For this edition of throwback Thursday, Mp3bullet.ng curate songs that remind us of the versatility of the late OJB Jezreel.
Remembering OJB Jezreel with 5 Songs from the Versatile entertainer
OJB Jezreel was a top producer in Nigeria’s fledgling music industry decades ago.
The artist whose real name was Babatunde Okungbowa was the go-to man for many of the era’s top artists looking to score a commercially successful song.
However, OJB didn’t just produce for others; he also wrote and engineered songs for himself, some of which went on to become hit singles across the country.
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In honour of OJB’s life, here are five of his best songs.
During OJB’s time, Afropop wasn’t the dominant genre but mostly R’n’B and Hip-Hop. OJB was one of the artists who was leading the R’n’B sound in Nigeria.
On “Searching” OJB created a classic song that paints love in a humane way; perfect even in all its flaws. The lyrics of this song showcases how a partner can be one’s strength in times of weakness.
Singing on a beat that fuses Afrobeat and Dancehall, OJB sings about being happy no matter the situation on “Pum Pum.”
For any Nigerian Millenials, it is hard not to remember “Pretete“. This song is OJB’s most popular song. From the beat to the lyrics, it is hard not to dance to the song even in this time.
Beautiful as U are
OJB wasn’t just a talented producer or songwriter, he was also a talented vocalist. “Beautiful as U Are” is a artistic song that evokes emotions.
Jah Is my Lite
“Jah Is My Lite” is a beautiful piece by OJB that sings about God being his guide and light.
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Remembering OJB Jezreel: 5 Songs from the Versatile entertainer
Beautiful as U are
jah Is my Lite