Mother of the Grammy winning artiste died in the early hours of today, Friday, August 18, 2023
Nigeria’s music sensation, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popular known as Wizkid has reportedly lost his mother.
The news of Wizkid’s mother’s passing has flunged the boisterous Nigerian entertainment industry and the fans of the Essence crooner into despair.
The news of the demise of the singer’s mother was made public by one of his associate.
Reports from a close associate of the Grammy award-winning singer, confirmed to media outlet, Goldmyne, that the singer lost his mother in the early hours of today, Friday, August 18, 2023.
Wizkid has not issued any statement concerning this unfortunate event.
The Report reads in parts,
“In a sad turn of events, Wizkid, the renowned Nigerian musician, has lost his mother.
The entertainment industry and fans alike have been thrown into a state of mourning.
Reports from a close associate of the Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer Ayodeji Balogun, who is popularly known as Wizkid, have confirmed that the singer lost his mother in the early hours of today, Friday, August 18, 2023.”
Wizkid’s mum, Jane Dolapo Balogun, a formidable source of strength, lent unwavering support to her son’s rise in the industry. Her steadfast support was a familiar sight at concerts and events.
Her presence at Wizkid’s performances wasn’t just that of a mother; it embodied an emblem of unyielding allegiance to her son’s career.
This devastating report comes months after the Singer’s mum, who appeared hale and hearty, attended an event where veteran fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM1) was performing.
The video captured the moment KWAM1 recognized her presence as she joined him on stage and spray mint N1000 notes on her.