Afrobeat star Wizkid loses mom

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Jennifer Eluemelem

Mrs Jane Dolapo Balogun, the mother of Nigerian singer and Afrobeat star Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, is dead.

The incident was confirmed by Sunday Are, Wizkid’s longtime manager.

Are confirmed that Mrs Balogun died in the early hours of Friday.

“Yes, she died this morning, at about 1.30 am,” Sunday Are confirmed.

The late Balogun was mother to two other children, Yetunde Balogun and Lade Balogun.

This is indeed a big blow to Wizkid not just because mother and son shared a very tight bond but also due to the unwavering support she provided him on his career journey.

Her presence at Wizkid’s performances was well known and documented. It  wasn’t just that of a mother it embodied a  show of strong  support and unyielding allegiance to her son’s career.

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