Wizkid Ayo Balogun, Nigerian afrobeats star lost his mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun, in the early hours of Friday.
The news was confirmed to BusinessDay by Sunday Aare, the singer’s manager.
The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Commiserating with the 33-year-old artiste, fans and sympathisers took to social media to express their support for the music star during this difficult moment.
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So sad. Rest in peace Ma🕊️ pic.twitter.com/tHXvNpqkdu
— MBAH (@Mbahdeyforyou) August 18, 2023
Gist with Smallie postponed till tomorrow morning by 9am.
May the soul of Wizkids mum rest in peace 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/YbHIcjBkE7
— SMALLIE (@the_smallie) August 18, 2023
Rest In Peace mama Balogun!💔🥀 pic.twitter.com/xf8b4JWkpY
— DAMI FOREIGN 🥶 (@Dami4reign) August 18, 2023
So sorry for your loss Wizkid. Your mum would be super proud of you and all you have accomplished. Rest in peace Mama Ayodeji 🕊️🥺💔pic.twitter.com/1li9KvvvEO
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨🏁 (@therealdaddymo1) August 18, 2023
Wizkid looses his mom. Rest in peace ma.😔 pic.twitter.com/O33Eud17V6
— RUTH 🇨🇦 (@rutie_xx) August 18, 2023
Nothing can be compared to a MOTHER'S LOVE
Wizkid really loved his mum…May God comfort him in this difficult period💜
Rest in peace Mrs Ayodeji
Thank you for giving us the Greatest African Artiste of All Time pic.twitter.com/FbVT6ddglS
— AMULUDUN GCFR (@kogbagidiii) August 18, 2023
Wizkid has lost his mother … May she rest in Peace 💐🕊️ pic.twitter.com/MLIrYrBxvY
— 𝕋𝔼𝔾𝔸™ 🌍 (@Tegadeyforyou) August 18, 2023