We Neglected OJB Out Of Fear — MI Abaga

Nigerian rapper, Jude Abaga aka M.I has
explained why some entertainers in the Nigerian
showbiz industry did not fully rally round in
raising money for the treatment of ace music
producer, OJB Jezreel, when he needed money to
undergo a kidney treatment abroad.
It would be recalled that it took the intervention
of the Rivers States governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to
enable OJB travel to India to facilitate the
treatment.
Before he underwent the transplant, it was
alleged that his colleagues in the music industry
neglected him and almost turned his travail into
publicity stunts. Some celebs were announcing
donations, which those close to the then ailing
OJB debunked.
But recently speaking on the issue in a chat with
My Africa Podcast, MI said artistes were running
around trying to raise money for OJB when he
was ill. The rapper also said he was broke during
the period, adding that there was nothing on him
then.
MI stated that what shocked him was when
Normoreloss, a singer, started to allegedly
disclosed names of those failed to render any help
to OJB.
The rapper noted that even a celebrity donor was
embarrassed when his donation of N100,000 was
made public, when another star was announced
to have donated N5million.
“Already, everybody was in that N100,000
category, of which there was maybe 20, 30
people. Automatically, it’s like ‘Yo, I’m gonna
keep my N100,000, I’m not trying to be
embarrassed. On the second hand, you have
artistes, like myself, who were just confused, if we
were to go, what would have happened, what
would we see, because it had become a media
thing,” MI said.

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