In 2013 when late music producer, OJB Jezreel suffered Kidney failure, it was his first wife, Mabel Okungbowa aka Mama J who came to his rescue, donating one of her kidneys to save OJB’s life.
At that time no one knew the backstory of why and how Mabel emerged as the donor.
Though OJB is now dead and was buried on July 8, 2016, his 3rd wife, Korede in a recent interview revealed why she didn’t donate her own kidney for her hubby.
Speaking with Sun, Korede a mother-of-two and former dancer explains, ‘Initially when we went for tests, we were all fit to donate, but then, I had just given birth to my baby girl through CS, so the doctors ruled me out. Eventually it was Mama J (first wife) that was the donor and I was asked to come and take care of them’.
She added, ‘In retrospect, I feel good about that opportunity; it bonded the family in a very unique way. It was an emotional time for me. That Jigga had to go through that process was heart breaking and seeing Mama Jay having to go through all that was hurting. There were nights she couldn’t sleep and she cried, and at such times, I couldn’t hold back the pain. So, we cried all through the night together and that kind of drew everybody closer. And all the while, June was taking care of the kids back here in Nigeria’.