It will be recalled that In 2013, when OJB, whose real name was Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa, was diagnosed of kidney failure, his first wife, Mabel Babatunde Okungbowa, fondly called ‘Mama J‘, came to his rescue by donating one of her kidneys to save her husband’s life. That decision is one she says she doesn’t regret despite the death of her husband earlier on Tuesday.
In an exclusive chat, Mabel narrated OJB’s last moments, saying: ‘It wasn’t really dramatic, it was just the normal signs we see when he’s about going for his dialysis but this time he was in a lot of pains and I was by his side all through”.
She continued: ‘This was all so sudden because we were still speaking about plans for his 50th birthday over the weekend’.
When asked how she feels about donating her kidney to him three years ago, she said: ‘I don’t regret it, I did it because I wanted to. I wasn’t forced to do it. After all, he’s my husband, so I don’t regret it’.
However, if the late musician was alive, his Surulere’s home would have been sold for a whooping sum of N40 million.