Since singer and producer, OJB Jezreel, passed on in 2016 following a battle with a kidney ailment, there have been reports that the family members are at war over the deceased’s property in Surulere, Lagos.
During a recent visit to the residence, “This House is Not for Sale” was boldly written on the gate of the house, a four-bedroom bungalow, a duplex and a shop.
Speaking with Saturday Beats, OJB’s third and youngest wife, Korede, said she was not after the house and knew little about the tussle for ownership.
She stated, “The property in Surulere, Lagos, is still an issue because OJB’s family members want to take it from the wives and children. The first wife lives and has a shop there. I don’t really know much about OJB’s property and I am not after that. I don’t even pay attention to what is happening to the property.
“We are married to Jigga (OJB) and since Jigga is gone, everyone has to move on in their own ways. We don’t talk as much as we should and I don’t think it is a problem since what brings us together is not there any longer.”
Speaking on OJB’s two-year remembrance last month, she said they couldn’t do anything for him this year as there was no assistance.
Korede said, “We didn’t do anything this year for his remembrance but we did last year. I sold my car last year to give him a befitting one-year anniversary. I did that to keep his legacy and it is not supposed to be a monetary event. But I cannot do everything by myself and all his royalties have not been paid as most of those who are meant to pay his royalties have refused to pay. We are just managing and you cannot expect me to use the money to feed my children to hold an event. Apart from Mr. Dele Momodu and DJ Stramborella, none of OJB’s friends in the industry checks on us anymore. The industry needs to show some support. Jigga is not just our husband; he was everybody’s friend before his illness and death. If the industry could come up with a plan to celebrate him yearly, the family will key into it. The truth is I cannot do everything by myself.”
She, however, said despite her young age, she had no plans to remarry anytime soon. “Right now, I am focusing on my kids. They are still young. My first child, a boy, is 10 years old while my daughter is five, ” she said.
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