#SaveOJB Celebrity Donation Checklist: Who gave what? [UPDATE]
One of Nigeria’s finest producers OJB Jezreel suffers renal failure and is on dialysis, currently needing $100,000 (about N16 Million) to conclude operations that would see that new kidneys (donor found) would be transplanted successfully. The producer is expected to have had the operation carried out on him within the next 7 weeks.
Inasmuch as the celebrity producer tried to keep the matter under wraps, his team realized that there was no harm in making his health state public, so the media passed it on. For the past one or two weeks since the public have been aware, the case has shifted from mass donations to pointing fingers at celebrities.
Trust Nigerians, they were swift to hit on extravagant celebrities and those who publicly flaunted their opulence to donate to save their ailing colleague. Pleas turned to insults and then to rage. It worked. Intimidation works in Nigeria. That’s the first thing you learn when growing up.
The weird thing is that in a billion dollar industry called Nollywood (and the Nigerian entertainment industry) and its glamour, one would wonder why it is taking eons to put together the sum of N16 Million in charity for a top-notch producer.
A lot of good-spirited celebrities have come forward to support the #saveOJB cause. Some have offered prayers, some cash, some both.
Although, most would have loved to keep it private, it is near-pertinent to make it public in a private way because Nigerians would assume you didn’t and would not hesitate to spit bile and vitriol and magma at you.
Who gave what for the save OJB Campaign? Here’s what we got.
P-Square/ Jude Engees Okoye – N5Million
Don Jazzy – N1Million
Mercy Johnson – N1Million
Iyanya/ Ubi Franklin – N1Million
Julius Agwu – N500k
Vector – Undisclosed
Mr. Kool - Undisclosed
DJ Jimmy Jatt - Undisclosed
Dele Momodu - Undisclosed
Ruggedman - Undisclosed
NB: Sources close to OJB Jezreel say donations so far have been around N8Million altogether as at Friday 28th June, 2013.
Thank God for being part of the #saveOJB campaign. If you are yet to donate to this cause, please do. Your widow’s mite would be appreciated. Let’s help preserve one of Nigeria’s finest producers. This list would be refreshed as the names of more celebrities come into the limelight. If you also know celebrities that have donated and are still unmentioned, kindly comment below.
His account details remain.
Account Name: BABATUNDE OKUNGBOWA
Account Number: 1015075120