Singer/producer/songwriter OJB Jezreel is one of the pioneer forces of music in Nigeria and has been responsible for the success of some of our biggest Nigerian musicians today, the likes of Wizkid, 2Face Idibia, to name a few.
He’s still soliciting donations for the 16 million Naira kidney transplant operation he needs to undergo immediately.
OJB has been visited by some entertainers in the likes of DJ Jimmy Jatt, Jaywon, Vector and Yemi Alade.
He also had a chat with Encomium magazine where he had this to say:
â€œWhen early diagnosis was done, it was just a case of renal failure. Right now, my two kidneys are gone. We are running dialysis at the moment. It started two years ago, but gradually depreciated.
â€œMost people tend to attribute kidney problem to drinking and smoking.Â I was told it doesnâ€™t have anything to do with that, because as much as I drink and smoke then, it was casual drinking. Maybe they offer you a bottle of drink and all that but not like I drink 15 bottles a day. I have a friend who has gone through this and he never drank or smoked.
â€œThe whole process of the treatment from pre-process, transplanting process and post-transplanting will cost about $100, 000. In two years, I have spent up to five million Naira which I have been trying to maintain myself. That is why it has been kept secret.
â€œGod willing, I have like eight to ten weeks more to get the transplant done. Itâ€™s strange, I still walk around a little. I canâ€™t eat much though. I trust God and Nigerians for their financial supportâ€
Watch his interview with Hip TV below: