If there was one man that inspired, mastermind and empowered an army of the new generation of artistes that revolutionized the Nigerian music industry in the early 2000s, that man was OJB.
He succeeded not just as a producer but as a recording artiste. I Will miss you Baba. Your song â€˜Searchingâ€™ remains one of the best R&B song ever written and sung.
He opened his house and music studio for a whole lot of artistes to spring up from. His Gbaja residence in Surulere, was like a Mecca of sorts for artistes.
From Ruggedman, Jazzman Olofin, Durella, Nomoreloss,
K-show and 6ix Oâ€¦to
name a few. Himself and
Paul I.K Dairo singlehandedly took the modern day
music industry to a height everyone today is enjoying
I remember walking into his studio when he was recording 2faceâ€™s debut album. I remember him telling me to help takeÂ 2face Idibiaâ€˜s picture. That picture became the cover art for 2faceâ€™sÂ Grass to Grace video CD.
He succeeded not just as a producer but as a recording artiste. I will miss you Baba. Your song â€˜Searchingâ€™ remains one of the best R&B song ever written and sung.
Just like the songâ€¦â€™I am the one whoâ€™s searching for all the great memories you have left with usâ€™. RIP OJB!