Ghanaian musician Andy Alexander Nii Akrashie, known in showbiz as OJ Blaq, has revealed what contributed to his kidney ailment a few years ago.

According to the ‘Chalewote’ hit maker, alcoholism and smoking caused his kidney failure, a sickness that nearly claimed his life.

“I was not hypertensive, I was not diabetic but I’ll say it’s lifestyle. Too much alcohol, smoking, meat and all that lifestyle did not help. And what I have understood is that wherever you are weak that’s where Satan uses to attack you,” he had told Citi FM.

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OJ Blaq explained that, he started smoking cigarette and drinking when he was at Achimota basic school.

However, in his third year at the Junior High School, he added marijuana, popularly known in Ghanaian parlance as ‘wee.’

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Asked if he has turned a preacher, he said he has dedicated his time to propagating the gospel.

“I do evangelism because I want to spread the word so everywhere I go, I talk about God,” he noted.

He also stated that, God had used him to convert some friends who hitherto were not ‘born again,’ into Christianity.

Few years ago, OJ Blaq was down with kidney failure but according to him, God miraculously healed him, and he has now become stronger than before.

Recounting his ordeal, OJ said he really went through pain when he was hit by the sickness.

However, checks proved that, his condition had reversed to normal; a situation which is rare among people who suffer kidney failure.

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He said it took God used Prophet Gideon Danso to heal him.

“The immune booster was helping me, it was bringing the creatinine down, but when I met Prophet Danso, my pH and creatinine went down to normal,” he said.

OJ Blaq has currently released a gospel song titled ‘His Presence’ under the Oracle of Jesus record label.