‘I Discovered Wizkid’ – OJB Jezreel Claims As He Discredits Banky W

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The popular Knowledge around is that Wizkid was discovered at a young age by EME Record boss, Banky W.

But Veteran Producer, OJB Jezreel seems to think differently as he offers some unknown story about the Break Out days of his protege, Wizkid.

According to him, He personally discovered Wizkid’s talent and not Banky W.

In an interview with PUNCH, the Big  Producer who has produced some really big hits, decided to set the records straight.

OJB said he hadn’t spoken about it before now because he is too old to be blowing his own trumpet at 50.

The beat maker said that he went to Wizkid’s family house to convince his parents to allow him pursue his music career.

“To set the records, I discovered Wizkid’s talent. We basically started his career and I remember when we had to push Wizkid around and take him for shows but nobody was ready to allow him to perform because they were not ‘feeling’ him at that point in time.

When he had the chance and said he wanted to move on and try other things, we were behind him then too. If we did not discover him, he would not have been with us.

I was the first person to go to his family house to tell them that it would be a nice idea if they allowed him to go into music.

We have been there from day one but not everybody know this story, we don’t just make noise about it. It is not Banky W that discovered him, I did.

I would soon be 50 years old and I think it would be funny if I start blowing my trumpet,” he said.

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